won the Chemicals Northwest International Trade Award 2020 for the product Curamine.
Launched in 2017, Bitrez’s Curamine Ketamines are a grade of REACH compliant Ketamine curing agent alternatives which are characterized by their low viscosity and excellent reactivity profile. Curamine is used in specialty coatings as it offers a long pot life (period of time which the coating or paint remands useful once opened) and rapid thin film cure (time taken for the paint or coating to dry).
Due to Curamine’s resistance to water, alkali and acids, applications include coatings for concrete, steel, marine, flooring and adhesives.
“We developed Curamine to combat the void in the market with the withdrawal of traditional Ketamines as they were not REACH compliant. Curamine has been supplied across the world. We have used cutting edge chemistry within our R&D labs to develop this curing agent," said Paul Jones, Bitrez’s managing director. “We are all very proud of this product and to be recognized by Chemicals Northwest for all the hard work is fantastic. We couldn’t have done it without the support of our customers, suppliers and exemplary staff.”
Established in 1982, Bitrez offers a range of services from R&D to toll conversion as well as technical support.
The awards ceremony was due to take place in March.
The Bitrez team will receive its award in September from a member of Chemicals Northwest.