Conference Programme

The Surfex conference programme is free to attend, with parallel conference streams, giving visitors a huge choice of topics.

Most sessions run in parallel so you can move between the different conference rooms, creating your own tailored conference programme to suit your interests and professional information requirements.

If you would like to be involved in the programme, please contact Victoria Emerton.

Cutting Edge

11:30

The Development of Sustainable Paint for Coil Coated Steel

Cutting Edge

Speaker

  • Jake Kramp PhD Student, M2A Coated PhD program - University of Swansea

12:00

Sol-Gel Coatings for Coil-Coated Steels

[view]

Cutting Edge

Speaker

14:00

Chemical Analysis of Surfaces and Coatings by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

Cutting Edge

Speaker

  • Marc Walker Photoemission Research Technology Platform Manager - University of Warwick

14:30

Antibacterial and Antifungal Action of Surfaces and Coatings are Dependent on the Surrounding Environmental Conditions and Deposition Mechanics

Cutting Edge

Speaker

  • Alex Cunliffe Post-Doctoral Research Associate  - Manchester Metropolitan University, Department of Natural Sciences 

16:00

Cellulose White Coatings for Industrial Applications Avoiding the Use of Titanium Dioxide

Cutting Edge

Speaker

16:30

Self-assembly of Pi-conjugated Materials on Surfaces for Optoelectronic and Photocatalytic Applications

Cutting Edge

Speaker

Industry Insight

09:30

The Road to Net Zero for the Coatings Industry

[view]

Industry Insight

Speaker

  • Duncan Lochhead Commercial Sustainability Manager - AkzoNobel Deco UK / Dulux Decorator Centre

09:50

The Do’s and Don’ts of Green Claims for Decorative Paints

Industry Insight

Speaker

10:10

Overview and Impact of Packaging EPR on Business

[view]

Industry Insight

Speaker

11:30

Supply Chain Collaboration as a Catalyst for Sustainability

[view]

Industry Insight

Speaker

11:50

Trade Control Compliance – The Chemical Business Association’s Code of Conduct in Practice

[view]

Industry Insight

Speaker

  • Doug Leech Special Projects Director - Chemical Business Association

12:10

The Future of UK Chemical Regulation

[view]

Industry Insight

Speaker

14:00

Reducing Carbon Footprint – What are Suppliers Doing to Help?

Industry Insight

Speaker

16:00

Paint and Coatings Sales Trends

Industry Insight

Speaker

16:20

Latest Developments and Outlook for UK REACH

[view]

Industry Insight

Speaker

16:40

Political and Policy Outlook for the Coatings Sector

Industry Insight

Speaker

Surfacing Science

09:30

Meeting Net Zero: Challenges for industry and Society

[view]

Surfacing Science

Speakers

11:30

Alternative Fuel – Sustainability and Spill Response

Surfacing Science

Speakers

  • Dan Ellis Head of Sustainability - Adler and Allan Group
  • Bill Atkinson Chief Scientific Advisor - Adler and Allan

14:00

How Does Graphene Create Superior Coatings? 

Surfacing Science

Speaker

16:00

Laser Processing for Surface Preparation and Texturing

Surfacing Science

Speaker

16:30

A Circular Solution to Mixed Waste Paint Recycling: TiO2 Recovery and Reuse

[view]

Surfacing Science

Speaker

TechFocus A

09:50

10:10

Fast, Sustainable Curing and Drying of Industrial Coatings Using Lasers

[view]

TechFocus A

Speaker

  • Dr Toby Strite Senior Director, New Markets and Technologies - IPG Photonics

11:30

12:10

How Can You Formulate Sustainable Flooring Coatings Based on Two-component (2K) Polyurethanes and Polyureas?

[view]

TechFocus A

Speaker

  • Marc Cornick Market Development Manager – Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa - Vencorex (represented by Ravago Chemicals)

14:20

Colourful Coatings Solutions with Pigments from Sudarshan and BTC

TechFocus A

Speaker

  • Manoj B Bankar Deputy General Manager - Technical Services - Sudarshan Chemical Industries Ltd.

14:40

Quartzene® Aerogel as Performance Additive in Paint and Coatings

[view]

TechFocus A

Speaker

16:00

Workshop: Sector Approach to the safe use of Adhesives and Sealants by Professional and Industrial Users

[view]

Industry Insight

Speakers

TechFocus B

09:50

The Next Step in 2K Polyol Drying: Fast Cure, Versatility to the Max

TechFocus A

Speaker

  • Andrew Teasdale Technical Service and Business Development Manager EMEA - allnex

10:10

Protection Without Compromise – Non Isocyanate Curing

TechFocus B

Speaker

  • Markus Hallack Head Applied Technology Thermal Managing Coatings and Heat Stable Silicone Resins - Evonik

11:30

A Polymeric Anionic Pigment Dispersant – DEHSCOFIX® WT107

[view]

TechFocus B

Speaker

11:50

Advances in Hyperdispersant Technology for Waterbased Coatings

TechFocus A

Speaker

14:20

TEGO® Guard 9000 – Quick Weather Resistance and Long Lasting Protection of Façade paints

TechFocus B

Speaker

  • Oliver Peters Head of Applied Research and Development Architectural and Floor Coatings EMEA - Evonik

14:40

Next Gen Labeling-free, Carbon-based Substrate Wetting Agents

[view]

TechFocus B

Speaker

  • Arjan Schaeffer Account Manager and Channel Partner Coordinator - Ashland Inc

16:00

Coatings Sustainability Challenges – Complexity and Dynamic Evolution

TechFocus B

Speaker

Cutting Edge

09:30

Recyclable Silver Conductive Inks For Sustainable Printed Electronics

[view]

Cutting Edge

Speaker

10:00

Demonstration of the Sustainable Separation of Conductive Silver From Printed Electronics

Cutting Edge

Speaker

11:30

Superhydrophobic Coatings and Coatings that Harvest Energy

Cutting Edge

Speaker

12:00

Radiative Cooling Coatings and Coatings That Can Produce Electricity From Sunlight

Cutting Edge

Speaker

14:00

Advanced Structural Characterization Techniques to Investigate Interfacial Chemistry

[view]

Cutting Edge

Speaker

Industry Insight

09:50

Determining Peroxide in Inks: Concentration and Kinetics of Formation

[view]

Industry Insight

Speaker

10:10

CLP labelling Challenges from EU Divergence

[view]

Industry Insight

Speaker

  • Jill Woods Product Compliance Manager - Domino UK Ltd

11:30

The Continual Evolution (and Revolution) of the Chemical Supply Chain

Industry Insight

Speakers

14:00

Fire Safety Standards For Paints Post-Grenfell

Industry Insight

Speaker

14:20

Reducing Environmental Impact when Painting

Industry Insight

Speaker

14:40

The Importance of Biocides for Coatings

Industry Insight

Speaker

Surfacing Science

09:30

Regulatory Pressures Within The Coatings Industry – Problems and Solutions

Surfacing Science

Speakers

11:30

Navigating the World of Standards: A BSI Handbook

Surfacing Science

Speakers

12:00

Recent Advances in Graphene Modified Coatings

Surfacing Science

Speaker

  • Victoria Lee Application Specialist - Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre, The University of Manchester

14:00

Flammable Liquids and the Fundamentals of Static Electricity

Surfacing Science

Speakers

TechFocus A

09:50

Sustainable Decorative Coatings

[view]

TechFocus A

Speaker

10:10

11:30

12:10

14:00

Chromium Trioxide and the Effect of Changes Within UK and EU Reach on its Use in Slurry Coatings

TechFocus A

Speaker

TechFocus B

09:30

Presentation from Synthomer

TechFocus B

09:50

New Low Labelled Curing Agents for Epoxy Flooring Applications

TechFocus B

Speaker

10:10

Unique Metallic Effects Based on Structureless Effect Pigments

[view]

TechFocus B

Speaker

  • Daniel Fischer Marketing & Technical Service Industrial Coatings - ECKART GmbH

11:30

Sustainability Meets Protective Coatings – How Additives Boost The Performance of Modern Protective Coatings

[view]

TechFocus B

Speaker

  • Laura Walter Head of Technical Service Marine and Protective Coatings - BYK Chemie

11:50

Rheological Behaviour of Urea Urethane in Water and High Polarity Solvent Based Model Systems

[view]

TechFocus B

Speaker

  • Nick Wood Account Manager UK - Synthron, a division of Protex Chemicals Limited

14:00

PRACTICAL SESSION: An Insight into Conducting an Effective Coating Survey: With an Introduction to the Latest Practical Equipment

TechFocus B

Speakers

  • David Eyre Training Director - Corrodere Academy
  • Lucy Pavia Commercial Director - Corrodere Academy

4 June

TechFocus A

09:50

10:10

Fast, Sustainable Curing and Drying of Industrial Coatings Using Lasers

[view]

TechFocus A

Speaker

  • Dr Toby Strite Senior Director, New Markets and Technologies - IPG Photonics

11:30

12:10

How Can You Formulate Sustainable Flooring Coatings Based on Two-component (2K) Polyurethanes and Polyureas?

[view]

TechFocus A

Speaker

  • Marc Cornick Market Development Manager – Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa - Vencorex (represented by Ravago Chemicals)

14:20

Colourful Coatings Solutions with Pigments from Sudarshan and BTC

TechFocus A

Speaker

  • Manoj B Bankar Deputy General Manager - Technical Services - Sudarshan Chemical Industries Ltd.

14:40

Quartzene® Aerogel as Performance Additive in Paint and Coatings

[view]

TechFocus A

Speaker

16:00

Workshop: Sector Approach to the safe use of Adhesives and Sealants by Professional and Industrial Users

[view]

Industry Insight

Speakers

TechFocus B

09:50

The Next Step in 2K Polyol Drying: Fast Cure, Versatility to the Max

TechFocus A

Speaker

  • Andrew Teasdale Technical Service and Business Development Manager EMEA - allnex

10:10

Protection Without Compromise – Non Isocyanate Curing

TechFocus B

Speaker

  • Markus Hallack Head Applied Technology Thermal Managing Coatings and Heat Stable Silicone Resins - Evonik

11:30

A Polymeric Anionic Pigment Dispersant – DEHSCOFIX® WT107

[view]

TechFocus B

Speaker

11:50

Advances in Hyperdispersant Technology for Waterbased Coatings

TechFocus A

Speaker

14:20

TEGO® Guard 9000 – Quick Weather Resistance and Long Lasting Protection of Façade paints

TechFocus B

Speaker

  • Oliver Peters Head of Applied Research and Development Architectural and Floor Coatings EMEA - Evonik

14:40

Next Gen Labeling-free, Carbon-based Substrate Wetting Agents

[view]

TechFocus B

Speaker

  • Arjan Schaeffer Account Manager and Channel Partner Coordinator - Ashland Inc

16:00

Coatings Sustainability Challenges – Complexity and Dynamic Evolution

TechFocus B

Speaker

Industry Insight

09:30

The Road to Net Zero for the Coatings Industry

[view]

Industry Insight

Speaker

  • Duncan Lochhead Commercial Sustainability Manager - AkzoNobel Deco UK / Dulux Decorator Centre

09:50

The Do’s and Don’ts of Green Claims for Decorative Paints

Industry Insight

Speaker

10:10

Overview and Impact of Packaging EPR on Business

[view]

Industry Insight

Speaker

11:30

Supply Chain Collaboration as a Catalyst for Sustainability

[view]

Industry Insight

Speaker

11:50

Trade Control Compliance – The Chemical Business Association’s Code of Conduct in Practice

[view]

Industry Insight

Speaker

  • Doug Leech Special Projects Director - Chemical Business Association

12:10

The Future of UK Chemical Regulation

[view]

Industry Insight

Speaker

14:00

Reducing Carbon Footprint – What are Suppliers Doing to Help?

Industry Insight

Speaker

16:00

Paint and Coatings Sales Trends

Industry Insight

Speaker

16:20

Latest Developments and Outlook for UK REACH

[view]

Industry Insight

Speaker

16:40

Political and Policy Outlook for the Coatings Sector

Industry Insight

Speaker

The Cutting Edge

11:30

The Development of Sustainable Paint for Coil Coated Steel

Cutting Edge

Speaker

  • Jake Kramp PhD Student, M2A Coated PhD program - University of Swansea

12:00

Sol-Gel Coatings for Coil-Coated Steels

[view]

Cutting Edge

Speaker

14:00

Chemical Analysis of Surfaces and Coatings by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

Cutting Edge

Speaker

  • Marc Walker Photoemission Research Technology Platform Manager - University of Warwick

14:30

Antibacterial and Antifungal Action of Surfaces and Coatings are Dependent on the Surrounding Environmental Conditions and Deposition Mechanics

Cutting Edge

Speaker

  • Alex Cunliffe Post-Doctoral Research Associate  - Manchester Metropolitan University, Department of Natural Sciences 

16:00

Cellulose White Coatings for Industrial Applications Avoiding the Use of Titanium Dioxide

Cutting Edge

Speaker

16:30

Self-assembly of Pi-conjugated Materials on Surfaces for Optoelectronic and Photocatalytic Applications

Cutting Edge

Speaker

Surfacing Science

09:30

Meeting Net Zero: Challenges for industry and Society

[view]

Surfacing Science

Speakers

11:30

Alternative Fuel – Sustainability and Spill Response

Surfacing Science

Speakers

  • Dan Ellis Head of Sustainability - Adler and Allan Group
  • Bill Atkinson Chief Scientific Advisor - Adler and Allan

14:00

How Does Graphene Create Superior Coatings? 

Surfacing Science

Speaker

16:00

Laser Processing for Surface Preparation and Texturing

Surfacing Science

Speaker

16:30

A Circular Solution to Mixed Waste Paint Recycling: TiO2 Recovery and Reuse

[view]

Surfacing Science

Speaker

5 June

TechFocus A

09:50

Sustainable Decorative Coatings

[view]

TechFocus A

Speaker

10:10

11:30

12:10

14:00

Chromium Trioxide and the Effect of Changes Within UK and EU Reach on its Use in Slurry Coatings

TechFocus A

Speaker

TechFocus B

09:30

Presentation from Synthomer

TechFocus B

09:50

New Low Labelled Curing Agents for Epoxy Flooring Applications

TechFocus B

Speaker

10:10

Unique Metallic Effects Based on Structureless Effect Pigments

[view]

TechFocus B

Speaker

  • Daniel Fischer Marketing & Technical Service Industrial Coatings - ECKART GmbH

11:30

Sustainability Meets Protective Coatings – How Additives Boost The Performance of Modern Protective Coatings

[view]

TechFocus B

Speaker

  • Laura Walter Head of Technical Service Marine and Protective Coatings - BYK Chemie

11:50

Rheological Behaviour of Urea Urethane in Water and High Polarity Solvent Based Model Systems

[view]

TechFocus B

Speaker

  • Nick Wood Account Manager UK - Synthron, a division of Protex Chemicals Limited

14:00

PRACTICAL SESSION: An Insight into Conducting an Effective Coating Survey: With an Introduction to the Latest Practical Equipment

TechFocus B

Speakers

  • David Eyre Training Director - Corrodere Academy
  • Lucy Pavia Commercial Director - Corrodere Academy

Industry Insight

09:50

Determining Peroxide in Inks: Concentration and Kinetics of Formation

[view]

Industry Insight

Speaker

10:10

CLP labelling Challenges from EU Divergence

[view]

Industry Insight

Speaker

  • Jill Woods Product Compliance Manager - Domino UK Ltd

11:30

The Continual Evolution (and Revolution) of the Chemical Supply Chain

Industry Insight

Speakers

14:00

Fire Safety Standards For Paints Post-Grenfell

Industry Insight

Speaker

14:20

Reducing Environmental Impact when Painting

Industry Insight

Speaker

14:40

The Importance of Biocides for Coatings

Industry Insight

Speaker

The Cutting Edge

09:30

Recyclable Silver Conductive Inks For Sustainable Printed Electronics

[view]

Cutting Edge

Speaker

10:00

Demonstration of the Sustainable Separation of Conductive Silver From Printed Electronics

Cutting Edge

Speaker

11:30

Superhydrophobic Coatings and Coatings that Harvest Energy

Cutting Edge

Speaker

12:00

Radiative Cooling Coatings and Coatings That Can Produce Electricity From Sunlight

Cutting Edge

Speaker

14:00

Advanced Structural Characterization Techniques to Investigate Interfacial Chemistry

[view]

Cutting Edge

Speaker

Surfacing Science

09:30

Regulatory Pressures Within The Coatings Industry – Problems and Solutions

Surfacing Science

Speakers

11:30

Navigating the World of Standards: A BSI Handbook

Surfacing Science

Speakers

12:00

Recent Advances in Graphene Modified Coatings

Surfacing Science

Speaker

  • Victoria Lee Application Specialist - Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre, The University of Manchester

14:00

Flammable Liquids and the Fundamentals of Static Electricity

Surfacing Science

Speakers