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Bitrez Ltd launches bio-based resins at JEC World 2020

News International-French

16 Jan 2020

Bitrez Ltd is launching a new family of regulatory compliant bio-based resins for the composites industry at JEC World 2020.

Bitrez Ltd launches bio-based resins at JEC World 2020

Bitrez Ltd launches bio-based resins at JEC World 2020

The new family of Bio-based resins, including bio-Epoxy systems and PFA (Polyfurfuryl Alcohol), are designed especially for composite applications and are REACH (registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals) compliant.
PFA is a thermosetting bio-resin derived from biomass crop waste with similar qualities to a Phenolic resin but with lower VOC emissions.  In addition to its environmental credentials, PFA has fire retardant properties equivalent to Phenolic, plus excellent temperature and chemical resistance.

Epoxy resins require Epichlorohydrin and Bisphenol A.  By employing creative chemistry, Bitrez offers epoxy products based on renewable substitute feedstock which when combined with our green epoxy curing agents provide formulated systems with high bio- content.

Dominic Hopwood, Bitrez’s Resin Sales Manager, said:

"Sustainability and climate change are climbing higher up people's agendas leading to an increase in calls for materials that deliver reduced weight, greater efficiency and a smaller carbon footprint.  That's why we are leading the way in developing composite reins that are derived from renewable, sustainable plant products. We intend our bio-Epoxy and PFA to be the first of many and we are excited to see how it will be received at JEC."

Visit Bitrez in Hall 6, Stand S66 at JEC World 2020 between 3-5 March 2020 in Paris, France.