4 June 2024 Seminars

09:30 - 09:50

Challenges of UK REACH

09:30 - 10:30

Meeting Net Zero: Challenges for industry and Society

The session will address the challenges facing chemical and coating manufacturers: increasing energy efficiency and use of renewable energy; reducing reliance on fossil-based feedstocks for materials; and improving recyclability of products and packaging.

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09:30 - 09:50

The Road to Net Zero for the Coatings Industry

Duncan will explore the critical carbon reduction areas for the coatings industry with reference to the BCF’s Net Zero Roadmap alongside AkzoNobel’s own Net Zero journey. He will pull out examples of the journey up to now but primarily focus on the challenges that lie ahead.

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  • Duncan Lochhead Commercial Sustainability Manager - AkzoNobel Deco UK / Dulux Decorator Centre
09:50 - 10:10

Maximizing Pigment and Overall Paint Performance with Multifunctional Additives

Developing high-performance formulations with minimal VOC emissions remains a challenge for formulators across a variety of paints and coatings applications. Alkanolamines, which are well-known for their exceptional ability to wet, grind, and stabilize a wide range of pigments, can help formulators achieve an optimal blend of other wetting and dispersing agents, while reducing the VOC profile of a formulation. With their innate affinity for pigment surfaces and the ability to substitute conventional counter ions of surfactants and dispersing agents, alkanolamine additives play an essential role in influencing, and improving various critical aspects of paint and dry-film performance, such as initial particle size distribution, storage stability, hiding power, corrosion protection, and colour strength. This comprehensive investigation uncovers new ways to leverage the true potential of the unique characteristics of alkanolamines when interacting with TiO2, organic pigments, or anti-corrosion pigments, making them an indispensable formulating tool for developing and manufacturing the next generation of high-performance paints and coatings.

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09:50 - 10:10

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

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09:50 - 10:10

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

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  • Andrew Teasdale Technical Service and Business Development Manager EMEA - allnex
10:10 - 10:30

Fast, Sustainable Curing and Drying of Industrial Coatings Using Lasers

Laser overturns the paradigm of a hot oven. Unlike traditional heat sources and IR lamps, lasers deliver nearly all their energy to the product, while expending negligible energy heating the oven atmosphere and walls. Like a microwave oven, the directed energy and volumetric nature of laser curing and drying is able to process industrial coatings with astounding speed. We demonstrate powder coat curing in under 2 minutes. We’ll show that lasers provide similar advantages drying paint or curing porcelain enamel. The combination of high productivity and thermal efficiency uniquely suits the sustainability needs of the industrial coatings industry.

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  • Dr Toby Strite Senior Director, New Markets and Technologies - IPG Photonics
10:10 - 10:20

Overview and Impact of Packaging EPR on Business

2024 is to be a year of reckoning for Defra’s collection and packaging reforms. Despite being 5 years into the process, the scale of work to introduce EPR has never been greater and there are constant updates coming out of government on the timing and impacts of EPR on businesses across the supply chain. George’s presentation will cover the basics of EPR and discuss the state of play as we move closer to its implementation across the UK.

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10:10 - 10:30

Protection Without Compromise – Non Isocyanate Curing

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  • Markus Hallack Head Applied Technology Thermal Managing Coatings and Heat Stable Silicone Resins - Evonik
11:30 - 11:50

A Polymeric Anionic Pigment Dispersant – DEHSCOFIX® WT107

DEHSCOFIX® WT107 is a polymeric anionic dispersant from Innospec, it is specifically designed for efficiently dispersing pigments in aqueous systems. It works well with inorganic and organic pigments and allows high solid loading in the dispersions. It prevents flooding and agglomeration of pigment particles during storage. It has broad water hardness tolerance and is a low viscosity liquid that facilitates its incorporation in the high loading pigment systems. Its neutral amber colour enables its use in white/neutral colour applications. Thanks to the nature of the polymeric backbone, it imparts hydrophobicity in cured films.

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11:30 - 12:30

Alternative Fuel – Sustainability and Spill Response

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  • Dan Ellis Head of Sustainability - Adler and Allan Group
  • Bill Atkinson Chief Scientific Advisor - Adler and Allan
11:30 - 11:50

How Composite Pigments Improve Coating Opacity and Ultimately Result in Improved Cost and Sustainability

By utilizing composite pigments containing optimally spaced TiO2, a formulator can improve overall TiO2 efficiency in waterborne coatings. This will result in a significant increase in the opacity and whiteness, allowing the use of thinner films. The substantial improvement in opacity allows for thinner films (lower coat weight) to be applied while maintaining target coating opacity. This paper will show how the TiO2 efficiency is improved using composite pigments and the potential impact they have on spreading rate/ film thickness and therefore improved coating cost and sustainability.

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  • Andy White Business Unit Director Paints and Plastics - FP-Pigments Oy
11:30 - 11:50

Supply Chain Collaboration as a Catalyst for Sustainability

The chemical industry is at the forefront of sustainable development. With increasing societal and regulative pressures to adopt and achieve sustainability, businesses needs to be well informed and equipped on their sustainability journey. This session will look at the challenges businesses face in the current sustainability landscape and the potential collaboration has in helping to achieving sustainability.

 

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11:30 - 12:00

The Development of Sustainable Paint for Coil Coated Steel

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  • Jake Kramp PhD Student, M2A Coated PhD program - University of Swansea
11:50 - 12:10

A Novel Biocide-free Rheology Modifier from Dow for Next Generation Architectural Coatings

  • Univar Solutions is happy to present the latest development from Dow Coatings Materials, Acrysol RM735BF. This biocide-free associative thickener provides excellent mid-shear viscosity in architectural coatings. It can be used as the sole rheology modifier in many formulations and has the advantage of being both biocide-free and free of any hazard labels. This presentation will demonstrate the performance of Acrysol RM735BF HEUR KU Builder in a number of paint formulations, and will highlight the benefits of this sustainable, biocide-free and solvent-free additive.

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11:50 - 12:10

Advances in Hyperdispersant Technology for Waterbased Coatings

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11:50 - 12:10

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

In the current climate of international unrest companies need increased vigilance within the supply chain they service, to reduce potential risks to their reputation and/or prosecutions from the misuse of a chemical they supply.

There are a number of substances subject to strategic export controls (trade controls) on an international level but also nationally, such as EU and UK, which require differing degrees of paperwork and processes in place to ensure compliance. It is therefore vital that companies keep up to date with the changes to prevent delays, enforcement action or ‘bad press.’

In this presentation Doug will outline how CBA’s Code of Conduct on trade controls for chemicals was designed to help companies understand their obligations and the requirements of the legislation. Not only will Doug explain the code, its rationale and provide the detail to guide participants through their obligations and requirements of the legislation. It will also update delegates regarding the regulatory changes following the end of the transition period and the UK exiting the EU

  • Chemical Weapons
  • Drug Precursors
  • Explosive precursors
  • Dual Use
  • GB Regulatory Update

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  • Doug Leech Special Projects Director - Chemical Business Association
12:00 - 12:30

Sol-Gel Coatings for Coil-Coated Steels

The development of the sol-gel process opened the possibility of utilising ceramic coatings at low curing temperatures. However, these coatings have drawbacks such as a tendency to crack, delaminate, and limited thicknesses (nm). Through the modification of the sol-gel chemistry it is possible to produce defect-free coatings that can be scaled up to a coil-coating line.

Throughout this presentation I will be discussing the development of sol-gel coatings, with a particular focus on:

  • The effect of coating chemistry on defects and processing
  • The weathering, mechanical, and barrier performance
  • The potential financial and sustainability impact of sol-gel coating systems

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12:10 - 12:30

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

Polyisocyanates are widely used as building blocks together with polyols to form polyurethanes (PU). These materials are used in a variety of applications due to their excellent durability, and mechanical properties.

However, traditional PU systems are solvent-borne and there is an increasing interest to reduce the amount of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in these systems to improve their sustainability.

This presentation will look at two possible solutions to this challenge: solvent free systems based on polyurea technology and water-borne PU systems, and will show how diisocyanate crosslinkers from Vencorex can be used to help formulate such systems for floor coatings.

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  • Marc Cornick Market Development Manager – Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa - Vencorex (represented by Ravago Chemicals)
12:10 - 12:30

The Future of UK Chemical Regulation

Elaine’s presentation covers some of the issues and challenges faced in recent years by the UK Chemical industry.  With all the uncertainty in UK chemical regulation, Elaine will look at what may potentially be coming in the future and how business can plan for this.

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12:10 - 12:30

Valysis® – Validated Systems for Bespoke Formulations. Tailor-made Solutions in Epoxy Formulations to Deliver Commercial Success

In their presentation, Lake Coatings will introduce Valysis®, an innovative approach focused on collaborative partnerships to develop bespoke formulations, using validated systems. The Lake Innovation Services team will showcase the creation of tailored blends of solvent-based epoxy resins and curatives, targeting specific properties like adhesion, durability, and chemical resistance. Leveraging extensive experience and cutting-edge laboratory resources, Lake Coatings offers coatings manufacturers a distinct advantage in achieving commercial success. This innovative approach, grounded in deep epoxy technology expertise, promises to deliver custom solutions that meet the diverse needs of various industries.

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14:00 - 14:20

Alkyd Resins Based on Camelina Oil And Their Contribution To More Sustainable Paint And Coatings Formulations

The transformation to a more sustainable world is also challenging for the paint and coatings industry. Therefore, sustainable raw materials are becoming increasingly important.

Improvements can be made in many ways. One possible approach is to increase the proportion of renewable raw materials. Alkyd resins in particular are by definition already based on larger proportions of bio based and renewable raw materials.

We would like to show how Camelina oil can help to increase sustainable shares in alkyd resins even more without sacrificing excellent performance characteristics especially in wood care products. In particular, we will provide an overview how Camelina combines various advantages for a more sustainable future.

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14:00 - 14:30

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

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  • Marc Walker Photoemission Research Technology Platform Manager - University of Warwick
14:00 - 15:00

How Does Graphene Create Superior Coatings? 

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14:00 - 14:30

Reducing Carbon Footprint – What are Suppliers Doing to Help?

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14:00 - 14:20

Sustainable Additive Solutions POWERING UP Future Developments for a Broad Range of Industries

Coating formulations are facing the strongest demands on sustainability measures of the past decades. With the industries increased focus to address environmental and health concerns, we used our comprehensive knowledge on chemicals to develop newest solutions to fill those requirements offering innovations to formulate the future.

In this presentation we will underline challenges and solutions with dedicated additive highlights as enablers to balance performance as well as environmental demands.

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14:20 - 14:40

Colourful Coatings Solutions with Pigments from Sudarshan and BTC

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  • Manoj B Bankar Deputy General Manager - Technical Services - Sudarshan Chemical Industries Ltd.
14:20 - 14:40

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

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  • Oliver Peters Head of Applied Research and Development Architectural and Floor Coatings EMEA - Evonik
14:30 - 15:00

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

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  • Alex Cunliffe Post-Doctoral Research Associate  - Manchester Metropolitan University, Department of Natural Sciences 
14:40 - 15:00

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

With Easy-Wet™ introduces new non-ionic, carbon based surface wetting agents, presenting perfect finishes through labelling- and silicone free chemistry. The wetting agents exhibit a good balance of low static and dynamic surface tension and helps to minimize defects in coating such as picture framing, cratering, pin holing, etc. Additionally Easy-Wet™ wetting agents are low in VOC and superior in reduced foam stabilization. Easy-Wet™ 300 is further inherently biodegradable based on OECD 302B protocols.

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  • Arjan Schaeffer Account Manager and Channel Partner Coordinator - Ashland Inc
14:40 - 15:00

Quartzene® Aerogel as Performance Additive in Paint and Coatings

Quartzene® aerogels are an aerogel-like, porous, amorphous silica material produced from a completely water-borne process that differs from other ways of manufacturing aerogels. The aerogel with its porous structure contributes to excellent thermal insulation, improved fire behavior and lightweight to several applications within the building and construction, process industry and transport segment. Quartzene® can be used as a thermal insulative filler to decrease the thermal conductivity of a paint or a coating, for increasing the reflectivity for a cool roof paint and for stabilization of fire retardant and intumescent paints for example.

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16:00 - 16:30

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

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16:00 - 16:40

Coatings Sustainability Challenges – Complexity and Dynamic Evolution

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16:00 - 16:30

Laser Processing for Surface Preparation and Texturing

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16:00 - 16:20

Paint and Coatings Sales Trends

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16:00 - 17:00

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

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16:20 - 16:40

Latest Developments and Outlook for UK REACH

  • Current regulatory model and the predicted impacts to UK chemical using sectors.
  • Pros and cons of alternative regulatory models.
  • Divergence from the EU and looking to the future.

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16:30 - 17:00

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

The most in-demand pigment used in paints and coatings is TiO2; any improvements to its substantial environmental footprint are to be welcomed. PRA has developed technology for the recovery of TiO2 from mixed waste paint, providing a product with properties comparable to virgin product. Our industrial research project, in collaboration with Crown Paints, with support from Innovate UK, has taken this technology from the bench to pilot-scale processing. A circular economy approach to TiO2 manufacture, addressing the substantial environmental burden of waste paint and presenting an opportunity to recover valuable materials will provide significant benefits for sustainability and cost reduction.

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16:30 - 17:00

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

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16:40 - 17:00

Political and Policy Outlook for the Coatings Sector

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