8 June 2021 Seminars

09:30 - 09:40

Introduction from OCCA

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09:30 - 09:50

Mapping Marine Slime by Spectral Imaging

Biofilm fouling on ships (slime) is an environmentally and economically costly problem with global impacts.  Alongside developing new fouling control coatings, AkzoNobel are developing complementary methods of characterizing biofilm fouling characteristics with the end goal of understanding microfouling heterogeneity and resulting drag.  This is not an easy task, as many of the existing tools available to measure, identify, and characterize biofilms are, appropriately, microscale specialist techniques.  In contrast ships are hundreds of meters in length.  Within this context, I have developed meso and macro scale spectral imaging techniques to map fouling biomass in a quantitative and, importantly, scalable framework.  This talk will cover some of the remote sensing approaches I have adopted and modified for quantifying marine fouling biofilms.

09:30 - 10:00

Presentation by University of Birmingham

09:30 - 09:50

TF 1A

09:30 - 09:50

TF 1B

09:40 - 10:30

The Role of Sustainable Solvents and Mesoporous Materials in Surface Science

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09:50 - 10:10

Smart Surfaces: Building a Transformational Technology Stack with Coatings

Coatings protect, enhance, and decorate our world. Soon they'll power it too. Bare Conductive is building a technology stack on top of contemporary coatings technologies to make any surface smart. By combining the scalability of coatings with the power of modern electronics, smart surfaces can seamlessly integrate functionality into almost any environment. From use cases in smart buildings to healthcare to transportation, smart coatings will provide significant value to the consumer and present an incredible opportunity for the coatings industry.

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09:50 - 10:10

TF 2A

09:50 - 10:10

TF 2B

10:00 - 10:30

Surface Modification Using Plasma Laser Technologies

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10:10 - 10:30

TF 3A

10:10 - 10:30

TF 3B

10:10 - 10:30

The ‘B’s & C’s of Sustainability’ (BASF to Brexit and Circularity to Climate Change)

Business success tomorrow means creating value for the environment, society and business. This is why sustainability has been reinforced as a cornerstone of BASF’s updated corporate strategy. Using the various tools of our sustainability management, we carry out our company purpose: “We create chemistry for a sustainable future.” We systematically incorporate sustainability into our business. We understand future sustainability trends and derive appropriate measures for our business to seize business opportunities and minimize risks along the value chain. Integrating sustainability deeply into our business models and business conduct secures the long-term success of our company, creates business opportunities and establishes BASF as a key partner supporting our customers. We want to be a thought and action leader in sustainability and we therefore want to increase the relevance of sustainability in our business decision-making processes.

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  • Geoff Mackey Corporate Affairs & Sustainability Director - BASF
11:00 - 11:20

Design Strategies for Waterborne Coatings with Defined Surface Properties

Waterborne colloidal films are used in a wide range of everyday applications, such as adhesives, inks, pharmaceutical coatings, agricultural treatments, paints and varnishes. For some applications, it is advantageous for a film’s top surface to have a structure and properties that differ from the underlayers. For instance, hard particles at the top of a coating will increase the mar resistance, and hydrophilic particles will increase the wettability. We have discovered how to create self-stratifying layers of particles during film formation. I will explain how the particle sizes, viscosity, drying conditions and thickness can be selected to design the targeted structure and properties.

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11:00 - 11:20

How Chemeter can help companies in the issuing of SDS and labeling

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11:00 - 11:20

Presentation by Yordas Group

11:00 - 11:40

Robotics: No Scaffolding. No Ladders. No Danger

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11:00 - 11:20

Technology Development For Wide Area, In-line Deposition of Functional Coatings

Many lab-based processes exist for the deposition of high quality thin films, however in many cases the technology is only capable of coating small areas, batch processing and not scaleable for industrial use.  In addition, these processes can be inflexible or have high set-up or running costs.  The CVD research group at Salford University has overcome these problems by the development of a range of atmospheric pressure Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) coaters with the ability to scale-up and integrate into industrial processes.  The CVD systems employ thermal, flame and plasma technologies, and multiple precursor delivery technologies including flash evaporation and aerosol.  They are used for producing tailored thin film coatings with added value functional properties. Depending on the exact process it is possible to deposit on low melting point materials such as plastics.

This presentation will demonstrate how CVD technology can be adapted to meet a range of nanostructured coating and surface structure for wider application.  Recently these have included the development of the various layers which make up an active solar cell from the front transparent conductor to the electric current producing absorber. The choice of deposition parameters was critical to material properties and hence optimisation of cell performance.  Another CVD application for self-clean surfaces utilises the photocatalytic and hydrophilic behaviour of titania to degrade and remove organic dirt from glazing or ceramics.  This can be combined with coatings to provide infection control surfaces, which are a crucial addition to the fight against the continued spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria.   Further examples could include anti-reflection, hydrophobic or abrasion resistant materials.

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11:20 - 11:40

Block Co-polymers As Coatings Additives

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11:20 - 11:40

Creating Culture, Decent Worthwhile and Secure 

My grandfather used to tell me stories of the ‘old’ HMG, when we received our raw material deliveries via horse and cart, took orders via telegram and made deliveries using the HMG company bicycle. HMG is a very different business than it was in the 1930s, with different machines, people and customers but the family culture and guiding principles of decent, worthwhile and secure remain the same. Generations of families have worked through HMG and grown up together passing on their knowledge, expertise and passion to future generations. When we see grandfathers and grandmothers, fathers, sons, mothers and daughters all working through HMG together and encouraging the next generation to follow this is a good indicator that we are getting culture right. My talk is about how this culture was formed, why its important and how we keep it strong in a changing and developing world.

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11:20 - 11:40

Effect of Molecular Weight (MW) on the Performance of Polyester-Melamine Coil Coatings

Polyester-melamine coil coatings must withstand large deformations when formed into components. Increasing MW decreases the number of crosslinks formed and Tg. At temperatures well below Tg increasing MW decreases Young’s modulus and yield stress. Around Tg increasing MW increases the strain to failure. The formability has been assessed using Erichsen cupping tests over a wide temperature range, highlighting distinct transitions. A relationship between structure and properties is proposed. The greatest effects of MW are observed at temperatures in the glassy region. Understanding this behaviour allows optimal forming conditions to be chosen for a given coating.

Speakers

  • Chris Lowe Manager Long Term Development Laboratory - Beckers
  • Fabian Sorce PhD Student - Imperial College London
11:20 - 11:40

Innovative Fluorosurfactants and Fluoropolymers for Surface Protection

Maflon is one of the leader in Fluoro-Carbon specialties, focused on fluorinated products and their applications.

Fluorosurfactants give excellent wetting, spreading and levelling properties in coating, cleaners and polish systems, mainly in all the applications where surface tension is an essential factor to determinate the performance of the final product.

On the other hand, fluoropolymers could create a durable and transparent protection on several surfaces like stone, wood, leather and textile, providing a highly effective defense against agents like water, oil, soil, food and beverages.

A specific research team is always looking for innovative solutions, trying to provide new and eco-friendly constituents that could make the difference once formulated, granting Maflon a constant growth during the recent years.

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11:20 - 11:40

Thermal Performance of Thermal Paint and Surface Coatings in Buildings in Heating Dominated Climates

A wall treatment is it purported that simple wall coverings or treatments of less than 1mm can reduce the heating load of an older solid wall type of home.  These claims are the subject of much debate.  The objective of this research was to use a systematic study of the currently available products using internationally accepted test methods to study the likelihood and quantity of any savings that can be directly attributed.

Following a detailed study of the coatings in the thermal laboratory in series of experiments, including traditional coatings such as normal paint, the samples were examined under a scanning electronic microscope and x ray analysis to understand the internal structure of the materials.

The provided a series of material characteristics that we re used to make changes to a fully validated, calibrated model of the Energy House test facility at the University of Salford  (Marshall et al., 2017),

The main findings of this work are:

  • Measured thermal resistance of thermal paint and general wall coverings are alike.
  • Thermal paint coatings & additives are thin (<1 mm) and do not show low-e surfaces.
  • Regular EPS liners give more effective thermal insulation levels at a lower cost.
  • Microscopy of insulating additives suggest the structure is not nano-porous.
  • The payback period is longer than a human life span for thermal paint coatings.

 

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11:40 - 12:00

Advances in Passive and Active Coatings Technology for Glass

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  • Rory Back R&D Incubator & Value-Added-Product Technical Manager - NSG Pilkington
11:40 - 12:00

Presentation by Fischer Instrumentation

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11:40 - 12:10

Rediscovering the Unique Versatility of Alkanolamines to Optimize Next-Generation Paint Formulations

Alkanolamines, such as 2-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol (AMP) and 2-amino-2-ethyl-1,3-propanediol (AEPD), are commonly used as key stabilising agents in a wide range of waterborne paint formulations. The versatile performance of these Alkanolamines, and their synergistic effect with a wide range of commercial dispersing agents, can help formulators achieve optimum particle size distribution of titanium dioxide, which leads to ideal light scattering that drives dry film opacity. In addition, depending on the chemical structure of alkanolamines, the ability of scavenging VOC and Aldehydes support the improvement of the indoor air quality, which is part of the growing expectation of consumers. Moreover, the combination of registered biocides such as BIT or CMIT/MIT with few specific alkanolamines can enhance the in-can bioprotection during storage enabling a longer shelf lifes. This comprehensive work should help formulators to improve final dry film performances.

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11:40 - 12:00

Reengineered Paint Supporting a Circular Economy

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11:40 - 12:00

Virtual Reality Games to Engage Stakeholders in the Importance of Microbial Growth on Surfaces and Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance

Bacteria colonise surfaces and secrete sugars (exopolysaccharides) to form a highly organised protective matrix (biofilm). Microorganisms within biofilms show increased resistance to external stresses such as desiccation, disinfectants and antibiotics. The UK 20-year vision for tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) encourages the engagement of many different disciplines to develop solutions, including novel antimicrobial materials to improve infection prevention control measures.

We formed a muti-disciplinary collaboration between microbiologists, computer scientists and virtual reality developers to create a virtual bacterial biofilm from real experimental data. Our pilot virtual reality game (#VR-Biofilms) is based on confocal microscope images of a real biofilm formed on a glass slide by the opportunistic bacterial pathogen, Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Each pixel was rendered into a virtual reality environment to create a microbial world for the user to explore. We used a mixed-media approach with real experimental footage, 360 video, audio and graphic design. The game takes the user through a real biofilm experiment and demonstrates how incorrect antibiotic use can drive AMR. We have trialled the game during lectures, science festivals and stakeholder events, with very positive responses from target audience, parents and healthcare practitioners. This tool could also help to engage with manufacturers of antimicrobial surfaces designed to reduce bacterial contamination, damage or blockage of pipes caused by bacterial biofilms.

VR-Biofilms is part of a wider platform of alternative outreach activities (“The MICROBIhOME”), which includes live microbial DNA sequencing, hands-on bacterial art and augmented reality environments. This approach aims to broaden the reach of engagement on AMR, but also to nurture multi-disciplinary thinking that will inspire the next generation of research to tackle global challenges.

 

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  • Dr Chloe James Senior Lecturer, Medical Microbiology - University of Salford
13:30 - 13:50

Painting By Numbers: the Real Impact of EPR on the Paints Sector

The UK Government are currently consulting on a raft of environmental legislation aimed at the packaging sector. This includes DRS (deposit return scheme), EPR (extended producer responsibility), standardisation of collection, mandatory labelling and a plastics tax. The target date for implementation is currently 2023 and the combined effect of these changes on the packaging landscape will be profound with significant increases in costs in many cases, especially for packaging that cannot be recycled, or that has a low recycling rate. This presentation aims to provide an overview of the likely changes and the related cost implications related to pack selection.

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13:50 - 14:10

Going Around in Circles: How Metal Paint Cans Serve the Circular Economy

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14:00 - 14:20

Halox Anti-Scratch Additives for Water-based Wood Coatings

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14:00 - 14:20

Robust and Multifunctional Nanoengineered Surfaces

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14:00 - 15:00

Standards for Surface Coatings at BSI: The Successes, Challenges and Trends

14:00 - 14:20

Titanium Dioxide Classification – The Distributor Perspective

In 2020 it was publicised that titanium dioxide in powder form would be classed as a carcinogen. The classification comes with a lot of confusion for both manufacturers and users of titanium dioxide. We will find out this year when the classification will come into effect and the implications it will have on the coatings industry. Kevin will be explaining the options coatings users have and how Rakem are here to provide support and advice on the classification and offer alternatives in formulations.

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14:10 - 14:30

Doing What it Says On The Tin

The metals sector has a longstanding and widely used generic label, Metal Recycles Forever , but look on any paint can and you’ll see a host of other labels, some clear, others anything but; some factual, others downright misleading.

‘Doing what it says on the tin’ looks at effective on-pack labelling, presents bespoke consumer research on pack labelling and the latest efforts by OPRL and DEFRA to bring about consumer-led clarity and consistency across sustainability labelling.

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14:20 - 14:40

Optical Coatings for Healthcare and Energy Applications

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14:20 - 14:40

Presentation by IMCD UK

14:20 - 14:40

The Age of Aquareous – Taking Waterborne Epoxies All The Way

The market for waterborne epoxy coatings is experiencing a unique “green wave” of change that started in China but is being felt around the world. The main driver for the enormous growth of waterborne coatings technologies is undoubtedly VOC reduction, and current epoxy binders allow formulated paints to meet the most stringent VOC legislation. Yet, many of today’s offerings still use considerable amounts of co-solvent. While conventional, co-solvent based waterborne epoxy technologies are becoming standard practice around the world, the next level of innovation will have to take the waterborne concept to its true meaning by completely removing co-solvents from binders and formulations.

Linda Coppin of Hexion B.V. will present a new co-solvent free waterborne epoxy system, EPI-REZTM 7723-W-53, that fulfils the highest requirements in metal and concrete protection, and discuss new challenges faced by developers and formulators in their quest for ultra-low VOC waterborne paints.

For more information or to schedule a meeting please contact our team on:

coatingsconstruction@brenntag.co.uk
UK: +44 (0)113 3879 200
Ireland: +353 (0)1 401 3500

 

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14:40 - 15:00

Enhanced Rheology Modification for Optimum Application Properties

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14:40 - 15:00

Mesoporous Coatings for Self-cleaning, Antireflection and Sensing Applications

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14:40 - 15:00

Presentation by IKA England

15:00 - 15:20

Enforcement and REACH Registration of Polymers in the A&S Sector

The Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is a very demanding system for any business either large or small. To date polymers, other than some low molecular weight polymers, have been exempt from registration, however that now looks likely to change. As almost all adhesive and sealant formulations contain polymers, this is potentially very challenging for manufacturers. This presentation will look at the current key chemical’s regulations affecting adhesives and sealant manufactures and their related supply chain and will focus on the key steps that have to be taken to comply with the current UK regulations, and the likely demands on polymer suppliers and downstream users.

 

 

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15:20 - 15:40

Implications of Disaster on Competency of Marketing, Specification and Installation of FR Products

In the early hours of 14 June 2017, a fire spread through Grenfell Tower. Seventy-one people died, many homes were destroyed, and countless lives have been affected. The fire appeared to be accelerated by the building’s exterior cladding system, leading to a national programme of extensive testing of the cladding on other high-rise buildings. The disaster prompted an independent review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety and as the review progressed, it became clear that the whole system of regulation, from what is written down and the way in which it is implemented, is not fit for purpose, leaving room for shortcuts to be taken without understanding the consequences. This presentation will examine lessons we can learn and steps that should be taken to improve the competency of installations with respect to fire resistant products.

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15:40 - 16:00

Current Substance Issues and the Impact on Adhesives and Sealants Formulations

Adhesives and sealant formulations contain a wide range of formulating ingredients and since the introduction of REACH in a number of key substances have come under scrutiny requiring re-formulation. There have been regulations and directives that have resulted in phasing out of certain substances, sometimes only on a precautionary principal rather than sound scientific evidence. This presentation will look at the effects of some of these substance restrictions and will highlight upcoming new regulations that are likely to impact existing formulations in the UK. It will look at the possible effects on functionality and the cost of reformulation.

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16:00 - 16:20

Accessing the Expertise and Cutting Edge Technology at Warwick

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  • View full profile for Dr Ian HancoxDr Ian Hancox Operational Manager of the Research Technology Platforms (RTPs) - University of Warwick
16:00 - 17:00

Bringing Nano-enabled Products to the Market Quickly and Safely

16.00  REACH Compliance in Light of Missing Tools and Rules and What Nano Needs to Catch Up

Dr Kai Paul, Senior Consultant, Bluefrog Scientific

 

16.20 REACH and Nanomaterials: Pitfalls and Opportunities for the Nanotechnology Industry

Dr Neil Hunt, Senior Regulatory Specialist, Yordas Group

 

16.40 : Advancing Into a New World – The Translation of Nano into Advanced Materials and Implications for Regulation and Policy

Dr Claire Skentelbery, Director General, Nanotechnology Industries Association

 

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16:00 - 16:30

Introduction to Graphene at Manchester

The Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) is located in the heart of Manchester, the city where graphene was first isolated.  The incredible properties of this 2D material has led to a wealth of research and development of new products throughout many different industries including coatings, composites and energy.  The GEIC specialises in the rapid development and scale up of products containing graphene and other 2D materials for a wide range of applications.  Working alongside industrial partners to help establish supply chain and qualification of graphene based materials and additives.  The talk will present an overview of graphene, the capabilities at the centre and routes to engagement.

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16:00 - 16:20

TF 10A

16:00 - 16:20

The Newest Additive Technologies for Waterborne Coatings

Water Borne Coatings are the new challenges in the Marine&Protective Coating market.

The requirements in this market segment are significantly more challenging than in the conventional paint markets.

The presentation will give the latest information about wetting and dispersing additives with no negative impact on corrosion,

"Complex" defoamer technology for high build, bubble-free coating thicknesses and a new rheology additive with low in can viscosity, but high sag resistance and anti-settling performance.

Three innovations that make the difference.

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  • View full profile for Heiko JuckelHeiko Juckel Global Head Enduse Management, Marine & Protective Coatings - BYK-Chemie GmbH
16:20 - 16:40

Attracting Graduate Talent – How to Sharpen Your Approach

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16:20 - 16:40

TF 11A

16:20 - 16:40

TF 11B

16:30 - 17:00

Graphene Enhanced Coatings

Graphene modified coatings show tremendous potential for improvements in mechanical, chemical, thermal and electrical properties over a wide range of applications.  Research at the University of Manchester has shown that graphene can enhance properties such as enhanced thermal stability, increased hardness, scratch resistance and superior adhesion to substrates.  Graphene’s unique 2D structure means that it imparts exceptional barrier properties to a system, giving protection against reactive liquids, gases, salts and acids when incorporated into coatings to form nanocomposites.  Anticorrosion coatings are a large focus for the GEIC and the talk will present an overview with example data for such systems.

 

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  • Wayne Harrison Application Specialist - Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre
16:40 - 17:00

Presentation by University of Warwick

16:40 - 17:00

TF 12A

16:40 - 17:00

TF 12B