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ecovio® – certified compostable polymer with biobased content. ecovio® is a high-quality and versatile bioplastic from BASF. The primary advantages: It is certified compostable and biobased.
The main areas of use for ecovio® are plastic films such as organic waste bags, dual-use bags (first for shopping, then for organic waste) or agricultural films. Furthermore, compostable packaging solutions such as paper-coating, shrink films, foam packaging and injection molding products can be produced with ecovio®.
Benefits of ecovio®
Thanks to its special chemical structure, ecovio® can be biodegraded by microorganisms and their enzymes. Under the conditions of an industrial composting plant – respective temperature, high moisture, defined oxygen content – biodegradation only takes a few weeks. ecovio® offers various product grades that meet the following, international and national standards and regulations for industrial composting, among others.
With ecovio®, BASF offers a certified compostable polymer which also contains variable biobased content. It consists of the compostable BASF polymer ecoflex®, polylactid acid (PLA) and other additives. In contrast to simple starch based bioplastics, ecovio® is more resistant to mechanical stress and moisture.
ecovio® products are just as high-performing and strong in use as conventional plastics. An ecovio® bag can take the same load as its polyethylene counterpart. The product properties were designed such that the products only fully biodegrade in compost after use.
Processing - ready for use
ecovio® is a finished product that can be used by the customer as drop-in solution with standard plastic production procedures. Additional blending is therefore not required.
One Biopolymer – Many Applications
Looking for a bio-based polymer? BASF ecovio® is based on polylactic acid (PLA) which is derived from corn. This composition makes it more resistant to mechanical stress and moisture, compared to other starch-based bioplastics. Check out the list of our most common ecovio® products in various flexible and rigid applications, and see if ecovio® would be right for your project.