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Bitrez opens doors to overseas resin producers as REACH deadlines looms

Published: 18 May 2018 - Rachael Morling

Bitrez, the 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. The deadline to register chemical substances manufactured or imported from outside the EU above one tonne per year is 31st May.

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].

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