As raw material prices across the board continue on an upward trend, BASF has now announced it is also increasing the prices for its certified biodegradable compound ecovio in Europe. The new prices go into effect immediately or as contracts permit.
Affected grades are:
ecovio F: + 350 €/ton (MT)
ecovio M: + 350 €/ton (MT)
ecovio T: + 350 €/ton (MT)
Ecovio is a certified compostable and soil-biodegradable bioplastic blend consisting of BASF’s compostable ecoflex material - a co-polyester polybutylene adipate terephthalate - PLA and other additives. Compared to simple starch based bioplastics, partially-based ecovio is more resistant to mechanical stress and moisture.
It is a finished product that can be used as a drop-in solution in standard plastic production procedures with no additional blending required.Its main application areas are bags for organic waste or fruit and vegetables, cling films and agricultural mulch films. Ecovio is also suitable for compostable packaging solutions such as paper coating, shrink films as well as thermoformed and injection-molded applications.