Dr. Annika Batel
BASF is a global manufacturer of chemistry, including plastics, biodegradable plastic, mulch foil and other agricultural products (crop protection, nitrogen management, seeds). BASF has companies in around 90 countries with 110,000 employees operating six ‘Verbund sites’ and 241 additional production sites worldwide. The laboratory infrastructure is capable to carry out sophisticated biopolymer analysis to develop agricultural solutions. This covers composting, soil biodegradation (e.g. OxiTops), sludge biodegradation and marine biodegradation tests.