Certified Compostable Polymer With Bio-based Content

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.


Why ecovio®

Why ecovio®

ecovio® consists of the compostable and biodegradable BASF polymer ecoflex® and polylactic acid (PLA), which is derived from corn or other sugar generating plants like manioc. In contrast to simple starch-based bioplastics, ecovio® is more resistant to mechanical stress and moisture.

Characteristics and Properties

The main areas of use for ecovio® are plastic films used for e.g. organic waste bags, fruit and vegetable bags, carrier bags with dual-use (first for shopping, then for organic waste) or agricultural films. ecovio® can also be utilized in single-use applications such as plasticware. Furthermore, compostable packaging solutions such as paper-coating, shrink and cling films as well as injection molding and thermoformed products can be produced with ecovio®.

  • Is a finished compound
  • Is certified compostable and biodegradable
  • Has a variable biobased content
  • Is certified worldwide
  • Is printable and has excellent heat sealing properties

Markets and Applications



The benefits of ecovio® in agriculture are numerous: increase yield and earlier harvesting, little to none herbicide needed, less water usage, better resistance to fungal disease and easier, less time-consumer managing of end-of-life. Typical applications include:

  • Mulch films
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

ecovio® is well suited for the consumer market. Suitable for food contact, good barrier properties against liquids, fat and mineral oil, elastic and moisture and tear resistant it has a wide range of typical applications, including:

  • Organic waste and carrier bags
  • Paper coatings
  • Fruit and vegetable bags


ecovio® can be produced on standard plastics manufacturing machines and can be used for a wide range of packaging applications. ecovio® runs on single and multi-layer films for rigid packaging, is suitable for food contact, and provides a great balance of stiffness and toughness. Typical applications include:

  • Flexible packaging
  • Rigid packaging
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