BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. With more than 110,000 employees, six Verbund sites and approximately 380 additional production sites worldwide we serve customers and partners in almost all countries of the world. In 2012, BASF posted sales of €72.1 billion and income before special items of approximately €6.6 billion.


Ecoflex is a certified compostable polymer ecoflex and the first compostable polymer of BASF on a fossil basis and is on the market for more than a quarter century. Compared to conventional plastics, ecoflex® offers a decisive benefit: certified compostability. ecoflex® is an innovative pioneer in the field of biodegradable polymers, being an important raw material for many compostable and biobased plastics. Ecoflex® is:

  • the ideal blend component for bioplastics
  • certified compostable
  • elastic as well as water and tear-resistant
  • processable on conventional blown film plants for polyethylene)
  • printable and weldable
  • suitable for food contact


Ecovio is a compostable plastic which has a variable proportion of renewable raw materials and at the same time can be adapted according to customer requirements. Ecovio consists of the biodegradable plastic ecoflex and polylactic acid (PLA), which is obtained from renewable raw materials based on sugar.




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