Bitrez opens doors to overseas resin producers as REACH deadlines looms

Bitrez – Europe’s leading manufacturer of specialist polymers and chemicals – is inviting resin producers to use its UK-based production facilities as the REACH deadline looms for registering chemicals.

Bitrez’s invitation comes with less than one month to go before the 31 May deadline to register chemical substances manufactured or imported from outside the EU above one tonne per year.

Already fully reach compliant, Bitrez’s offer will be seen by many in the industry as welcome news owing to unresolved issues over Brexit – including how REACH will impact businesses once the UK leaves Europe.

With 20% of its business being toll conversion/contract manufacturing, Bitrez is no stranger to supplying resins to major players in the industry for packaging coatings, automotive refinish coatings and aerospace businesses in Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

In 2015, the company was awarded PPG’s Excellent Supplier Award for superior performance.

Dominic Hopwood, Bitrez’s Composites Resin Sales Manager, said: “With trade agreements and dis-agreements, the need for domestic manufactured products for Europe has never been greater in the resin market. Add to this the additional pressure from regulatory bodies such as REACH and a drive to eliminate or reduce specific materials, and it clear that there is a real need for specialist resin producers, like Bitrez with decades of experience in satisfying production demands through toll conversion, development or co-development.”

Bitrez offers toll conversion in both its UK manufacturing facilities as well as technical support when required. With a diverse range of capabilities over both sites including COMAH [Seveso] compliance and ISO certification [ISO 9001/14001/18001].

Bitrez’s manufacturing plant comprises numerous reaction units from 3000 – 30,000 litre capacity, along with exceptional cooling facilities to accommodate high reactivity resins which can operate at temperatures of up to 300°C.

Bitrez can produce materials from laboratory scale through a transient pilot stage to enable scale up and allow for small scale qualification work before moving to commercial manufacture.