As part of the world tour BASF: We Create Chemistry, the company presented the most important chemical innovations it has in the world. He presented his proposals in 10 modules, one of which corresponds to Ecovio and Ecoflex. Throughout its portfolio, it has emphasized innovation and sustainability as its main premise, concepts that are “primary factors for promoting new environmentally friendly solutions in the coming years,” said Ralph Schweens, president of BASF in Mexico, Central America and El. Caribbean.
Fried-Walter Muenstermann, Executive Vice President and CFO of BASF Corporation, explained that BASF combines its economic success with environmental responsibility, through research and innovation: “We enable our customers to meet the current and future needs of society, taking on major global challenges, in an environmentally friendly way, applying our goal: creating chemistry for a sustainable future.”
Isaúl López, representative of BASF’s biodegradable plastics area, showed Énfasis Packaging Latin America two important innovations: “It is the first in the chemistry of a product that is biodegradable and used for food packaging so that it can be composted; The second concept is a new way of managing waste, because until now everyone goes to landfills, and we think that this biodegradable packaging can be used to produce compost and serve as fertilizer that is reintegrated into the environment.”
And he continued: “This product (with the appearance of styrofoam) is not made of polystyrene, it is made of a new chemical molecule called Ecoflex and Ecovio.”
Likewise, Edna Betancourt, marketing manager for engineering and specialty plastics, said the material is already being used in Europe and the United States, while tests are being conducted in Mexico with different clients to launch an application on supermarket bags.
For this tour, BASF considered an open call for chemical engineering students from Prepa Ibero, UNAM, IPADE, La Salle, Colegio Suizo, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico City) and UDLA de Puebla.