9 June 2021 Seminars

09:30 - 09:50

Brexit – Consequences for the UK Coatings Industry

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09:30 - 09:50

Coatings for Biomaterials Applications

A number of different approaches can be adopted to create surface and coatings on biomaterials to enhance their function such as improved osteoconductivity for bone applications, or as a preventative action to combat infection.  Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) allows a range of active coatings to be deposited onto metal, ceramic and polymer implant materials. PVD can also be used as a base for translational coatings. Here we present our recent developments research into novel coatings based on phosphate based glass or translational titanate coatings that have potential for biomaterial applications.

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09:30 - 09:40

Introduction from OCCA

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09:30 - 09:50

Presentation by Stort Chemicals

09:30 - 09:50

TF 13B

09:50 - 10:10

Advances in Colour And Effect Measurement Technology

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09:50 - 10:10

Communicating Safe Use of Substances – SWEDs, SUMIs and SpERCs

REACH requires manufacturers to assess how a substance can be safely used. REACH also requires downstream actors in the use chain to pass on this information to ensure the safe use of the substance. Industry, supported by ECHA, have developed the concept of a SUMI – Safe Use of Mixture Information, to implement this. Behind each SUMI is a SWED – Sector-specific Worker Exposure Description. This describes the end-use of the mixture containing the substance and provides a proven link between the safe exposure level with that expected in practice. Wayne will present details of the CEPE/EuPIA SWED/SUMI initiative and introduce the concept of SpERCs for the environment.

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09:50 - 10:10

New Applications of Pulsed Electron Irradiation in Surface Engineering

The next generation of manufactured components will be built to near net shape, for example through additive manufacturing, or machined to complex shapes by EDM. The surface quality of parts is critical to their mechanical properties and through these process, poor surface finish is produced. Pulsed electron irradiation is a new method for uniformly modifying morphological, microstructural and mechanical properties of such parts over a large-area, in a contamination free environment. Recent developments in this space will be presented.

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  • Dr James Murray Research Fellow, Faculty of Engineering - University of Nottingham
09:50 - 10:10

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

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  • Geoff Mackey Corporate Affairs & Sustainability Director - BASF
10:10 - 10:30

Icephobic Coatings and Surfaces

Ice accretion on aircraft surface often causes serious hazards that would directly affect flight safety, and the flight performance and fuel efficiency will also be significantly influenced. Various ice protection strategies have been applied in the past decades. The current passive ice protection mainly refers to the use of icephobic coatings or surface to delay and minimize the formation of ice, and lower the ice adhesion strength to facilitate the removal of ice naturally. Some recent development of icephobic coatings and surface will be presented.

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  • Dr Xianghui Hou Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering - University of Nottingham
10:10 - 10:30

Paint & Coatings Sales Trends

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10:10 - 10:30

PPG Silica Products Bringing Coatings to Life With The Next Generation of Functional Precipitated Silicas

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10:10 - 10:30

Presentation by Allnex

10:10 - 10:30

Q&A

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10:10 - 10:30

TF 14B

11:00 - 11:20

Composite Surface Treatment:- From the Outside to the Inside

The use of composite materials as a replacement for metal is a growing area especially in the transportation arena.  The role of surface chemistry, both on the outside and inside of the composite, is vitally important to produce parts in order to meet cost and technical targets.

Using newly developed chemical surface treatments, it is possible to modify both the reinforcement fibres in order to improve interfacial adhesion to the composite matrix as well as the surface of the composite panel to improve and enhance bonding to adhesives, paints and coatings.

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11:00 - 11:20

Leading the way in DFT Measurement & Reporting

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11:00 - 11:20

SPECIFIC – Creating Surfaces for Energy Positive Buildings

Buildings energy demands contribute significantly to the overall global energy use and associated CO2. At SPECIFIC (Sustainable Product Engineering Centre for Innovative Functional Industrial Coating) we believe that the building envelope offers scope for harvesting energy from the environment which can be stored and released when required within the building. The presentation will cover numerous examples where coating technology has been an enabler for this vision through a pair of working buildings (a classroom and an office) which are energy neutral in operation.

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11:00 - 11:20

Titanium Dioxide Classification – Protecting the Operative

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. For many of our customers adapting manufacturing sites will be extremely costly. However, for both ourselves and our customers the safety of operatives should be the number one priority. Maker is here to offer alternative solutions such as ready-made dispersions to ensure businesses continue to run smoothly.  Kieran will be exploring what options customers and users of titanium dioxide have and the safest practices in manufacturing.

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11:20 - 11:40

An Introduction to China Chemical Regulatory Management

As an increasing number of European companies are expanding into the Chinese market, CIRS will provide an overview of the Chemical Regulatory Management system in China to all attendees of Surfex 2020. This presentation will encompass an overview of the Chemical Regulatory framework in China including, China REACH, China Hazardous Chemical Management, China GHS and expert compliance advice from CIRS. While also discussing the similarities and in particular the differences between EU REACH and China REACH.

11:20 - 11:40

Introduction of Chemical Regulatory Management in China

11:20 - 11:40

Poison Centres – Is There a Better Way To Protect Users of Chemicals?

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11:20 - 11:40

Polurgreen Line: Low Free Monomer Content Isocyanic Resins

POLURGREEN LINE: LOW FREE MONOMER CONTENT ISOCYANIC RESISNS

After Germany’s investigation on isocyanates monomer’s effect on respiratory system, and restriction dossier submitted to ECHA, we are now waiting for European Commission decision.

The restrictions will affect all products with isocyanate monomer content higher than 0.1%.

They will impact on:

-Product labelling

-Application and safety equipment

-Training on people involved with the product manipulation.

S.A.P.C.I. is ready to supply a whole product line with a monomer content lower than 0.1%

The product replacing on customer formulation on the standard supply form, is very easy.

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11:20 - 11:40

Presentation by RSC SCIG Interest Group

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11:20 - 11:40

Smart Coating System to Monitor Strain and Fracture

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11:40 - 12:00

Moving Towards a Circular Economy for Hydrocarbon Raw Materials

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11:40 - 12:00

Novel Water Based Epoxy Curing Agents to Maximize Productivity and Performance

The coatings industry faces challenges of stringent, low emission requirements while fulfilling the need to improve productivity and reduce costs, without affecting coating performance.

This presentation discusses the development of a new waterborne epoxy curing agent based on novel amine technology. It provides extremely fast cure, even under adverse conditions, such as low temperature and high humidity; superior adhesion to substrates, particularly damp concrete; and excellent aesthetics as a topcoat. This enables formulators to design new concepts such as a one-day floor system, consisting of a primer and topcoat applied on the same day, which delivers walk-on readiness the next morning.

11:40 - 12:00

Pigment Preparation “Xfast Easy Color”

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  • Ulf Moebius Senior Project Manager - Pigment Preparation - BASF
11:40 - 12:00

Product Environmental Footprint

Product Environmental Footprint – Currently there are a proliferation of green labelling schemes and green claims for Decorative Coatings. This can lead to confusion for consumers and tradespeople, which in turn can lead to mistrust of the information provided. The European Commission’s Product Environmental Footprint aims to provide a common approach for the measurement and communication of environmental impacts associated with products. A number of pilot schemes have been run, including one on Decorative Coatings. The project, headed by CEPE and involving a number of European Decorative Coating manufacturers has drafted a set of category rules and made proposals on what communication of results could look like.

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11:40 - 12:00

TF18b

13:30 - 14:30

Adding Functions to Coatings and Surfaces with Nanomaterials

13.30 Bringing New Nanomaterials to the Market for Surfaces and Coatings

Dr Sean Kelly, Senior Project Manager, Nanotechnology Industries Association

 

13.50  From Silica Nanomaterials to Superhydrophobic Coatings

Dr Simon Haas, Research Scientist, Promethean Particles

 

14.10 Thermo-chemical Surface Treatment of Nanocarbon Materials

Dr Robert Menzel, University Academic Fellow, University of Leeds

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  • Sean Kelly Senior Project Manager - Nanotechnology Industries Association
  • Dr Simon Haas Research Scientist - Promethean Particles
  • Dr Robert Menzel University Academic Fellow - University of Leeds
14:00

Innovation Framework and the Journey of Disruptive Technology

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14:00 - 14:20

Presentation by IMF

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  • Kenan Handzic Business Development Manager - Fischer Instrumentation
14:00 - 14:20

Rhopoint TAMS™ Total Appearance Measurement System

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14:00 - 14:20

TF 19B

14:20 - 14:40

Colibri® Computer Colour Matching Platform

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14:20 - 14:40

TF 20B

14:20 - 14:40

The Mechanical Properties of Surface Coatings: Investigations Using the Fischer Nanoindentation Range of Instruments

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  • View full profile for Alexander DorodkoAlexander Dorodko Business Development Manager (South East UK) - Fischer Instrumentation
14:40 - 15:00

Presentation by IMF

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  • View full profile for TBC TBCTBC TBC Warwick Manufacturing Group
14:40 - 15:00

TF 21A

14:40 - 15:00

TF 21B

15:00 - 15:20

Preserving Adhesives and Sealants in an Increasingly Regulated World

This presentation will look at the history and importance of adequate preservation of various different adhesives and sealants formulations and will then assess the impact on those choices of the increasing regulation to remove or reduce active substances that help to preserve many formulations. It will assess industry’s efforts to increase awareness on the impacts of reducing preservation and the consequences on formulations supplied to consumer, professionals and industrial applications.

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15:20 - 15:40

How the Focus on Nanomaterials Impacts Adhesives and Sealants

Nanomaterials are special for several reasons, but for one in particular – their size. Nanomaterials are up to 10 000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. Nanomaterials are not just made in a laboratory but are found everywhere in nature. A nanomaterial may have different properties compared to the same substance in bulk form. That means that a material could change when it goes from bulk to nanoform, but at what size that happens varies depending on the substance.

Nanomaterials have been used in adhesives and sealant formulation for many years and this presentation will look at some of the applications and make an assessment on possible regulation and how this might impact our sector.

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15:40 - 16:00

The Challenges of Plastics in the Adhesives and Sealants Sector

There is an increasing demand to move away from a linear economy model (make, use, dispose) to a regenerative circular economy model that minimises resource input, waste, emissions and energy leakage. With an increased focus on single use plastics and the presence of microplastics in the environment, adhesives and sealants manufacturers are looking at how they can continue to positively contribute to a circular economy. The manufacturing of adhesives is a complex world, with many different chemistries, formulations that take different shapes, and with each formulation often requiring different production and application techniques. Adhesives have replaced conventional methods such as mechanical fastening, welding, and other joining methods because of superior product performance, reliability, and better operating life. The use of adhesives helps to reduce overall manufacturing cost. In the construction industry, adhesives are used in many applications including floor manufacturing, insulation, and panels. In addition, more sealing is taking place for improved thermal insulation and for damping noise and vibration (in building/construction, transportation and general assembly applications). For all of these benefits on the different applications, the adhesives and sealants have to be supplied to the end user in some form of packaging. This presentation will look at some of the challenges to A&S manufacturers both in terms of user acceptance of any changes, and cost implications of different delivery systems.

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