Bitrez Ltd wins IChemE Food and Drink award

Bitrez Ltd, Europe’s leading manufacturer of specialist polymers and chemicals, triumphed at the IChemE Global Awards 2019 in the Food and Drink  category.

The Wigan-based manufacturer won the award for Curaphen, its BPA-free phenolic resin for internal and external food packaging. BPA, used to coat cans and bottles, has been universally reported to cause adverse health effects. Curaphen is free of dangerous chemicals and has already benefitted an untold number of children and adults worldwide.

Warwick Davis, of Harry Potter and Star Wars fame, hosted this year’s Awards evening, which was held at the DoubleTree Hilton in Hull, UK on the 7th November.

Paul Jones, Bitrez’s Managing Director, said: “I’m delighted Bitrez has won the ICheme award.  As a company we are driven to use creative chemistry to develop innovative products that resolve regulatory and technical problems.  Everyone has worked so hard at Bitrez to bring the product to market and the loyalty of customers and suppliers has been phenomenal.”

IChemE President Ken Rivers said:  “Our profession has always shown incredible passion. Today, chemical engineers are constantly striving for better products, improved processes, and more environmentally friendly solutions.  The Global Awards has always managed to distil the best of chemical engineering into one glorious evening, and last night we were able to paint a picture of why and how chemical engineering matters. Congratulations to all the winners.”