BASF Opens Biodegradation and Microplastics Center of Excellence

BASF ranked No. 23 on the Fair360 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2023.


BASF has opened the Biodegradation and Microplastics Center of Excellence at its site in Wyandotte, Michigan, helping customers across North America achieve their sustainability goals.

The center aims to provide holistic, tailored solutions directly to customers through scientific studies and consulting, increasing speed-to-market for circular economy products, and advocating sustainability. The site also includes a biodegradation laboratory.

“The Wyandotte site houses a broad range of business, manufacturing and R&D activities within BASF. I’m excited to see the center at the site furthering BASF’s support to our customers and our company’s goals toward a sustainable future,” said Benjamin Knudsen, Vice President of Research North America. “I am convinced our Center of Excellence differentiates BASF as a regional leader in biodegradable and microplastic product solutions because our expertise is committed toward shaping sustainable innovations and supporting circular economy strategies.”

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