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BASF expands food packaging film production

By Jenny Eagle+

Last updated on 07-Mar-2014 at 12:58 GMT2014-03-07T12:58:29Z

Ultramid paper coating.

Ultramid paper coating.

BASF has expanded its Ultramid C production for flexible food packaging films in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

The company converted a part of its Ultramid B (polyamide 6) factory to produce Ultramid C (polyamide 6/6.6) when needed.

Its setup has an annual capacity of 20,000 metric tons and was commissioned at the beginning of this year.

"The applications and demands are becoming increasingly diverse, especially in the area of flexible food packaging films," said Rainer Gretter, VP strategic marketing Polyamide.

Using Ultramid in flexible packaging means less packaging material is needed and can increase shelf life.

BASF is a supplier of polyamide and polyamide intermediates for the engineering plastics, film, fiber and monofilament industry.

Its products include Ultramid B (polyamide 6), Ultramid C (polyamide 6/6.6 copolymer), Ultramid A (polyamide 6.6) and Ultramid S Balance (polyamide 6.10).

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