Vertech - Highly Commended at the National Recycling Awards 2012
Vertech was highly commended on 3rd July at the British National
Recycling Awards. The award, in the Best Recycled Product category,
was against stiff competition from across the UK’s manufacturing sector.
The Judges recognised the enormous potential of Vertech’s technology across a wide range of applications from road bridges, such as that constructed across the River Tweed in Scotland, to simpler sheet materials as a replacement for plywood and more expensive laminates.
Not only does Vertech prevent waste from being sent to landfill or being shipped to China but also its products are completely recyclable at the end of life offering a true closed loop process. As well as bridging, Vertech components can be used in a wide range of applications in sectors from construction to agriculture to maritime. Applications are almost infinite but include railway sleepers, pilings, foundations, sea defences and a variety of structural components. In thin sheet form, Vertech can also be used to replace plywood, MDF, and a range of laminate sheet materials offering engineered alternatives that are entirely resistant to moisture and most chemicals.
William Mainwaring, co-founder and CEO of Vertech Limited said, "We are very pleased to have been highly commended in this competitive category and are delighted that the Judges identified so much potential in our technology. The River Tweed Bridge was just the start. We have a range of exciting products to bring to the market over the coming year."
Emma Maier, Editor of MRW started: "The National Recycling Awards is one of the highlights of our year. And once again we have more entries than ever before and a lot to celebrate. Choosing from the high calibre short list was a tough task. I'd like to say a special thank you to our dedicated judges, who kindly gave their time to read and re-read the entries, debate their merits and decide on the winners."