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BASF Bio-resilient Material Lifted, Inventory Tight

Apr 13, 2018

The BASF company in Germany has removed all the pollution from the plant and relieved its bio-plastic materials, ecoflex and ecovio from force majeure.

BASF announced on April 12 that the force majeure was lifted, but the inventory was still very low.

In October 2017, BASF detected a technical defect in its production facility in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and declared that the production of these materials encountered force majeure. Then the plant was discontinued and BASF recalled 1,500 tons of affected products.

At the time, BASF stated that technical defects were detected in the heating circuit of the factory, resulting in a small amount of Marlotherm SH heat-conducting oil flowing into the production line, and the heat-conducting oil was biodegradable. According to preliminary estimates, BASF expects that there will be no health risks associated with the application of related products, such as agricultural films, waste or plastic bags and coffee capsules. However, for food contact related applications, such as thin plastic bags used to transport fruits and vegetables, these products do not meet standards.