General Description

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 122,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of around €63 billion in 2018. 

The global business unit Biopolymers has more than 25 years of experience in marketing and sales of the certified compostable polymers ecoflex® and ecovio®.  Part of the business is actively working on market development of new technologies and products in the field of certified compostable and soil-biodegradable polymers and thereby helping to transform innovations into successful market products.

Key Persons and Expertise

Dr. Jens Hamprecht, Global Market Development Biopolymers, is especially interested in the development of a circular economy. As a former Vice President of the European Bioplastics Association he has set up several associations worldwide promoting zero waste and biodegradable plastics. He will be supported by Dr. Katharina Schlegel, is a microbiologist with several years of experience in polymer biodegradability research and is now responsible for Market Development Biopolymers Europe. BASF will co-organize the workshop “Innovation and entrepreneurship”.

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