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allnex launches new eco-friendly phenolic resin for BPA-NI application
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allnex, the leading supplier of specialty chemicals, offering a broad range of coating resins, additives and cross-linkers for use on wood, metal, plastic and other surfaces, is excited to announce the…

BASF / BTC Europe FREE Webinar: HEP N-Hydroxyethyl-2-Pyrrolidone, Hydrophilic Co-Solvent for the Formulators Toolbox.

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HEP uniquely combines a high boiling-point and water-solubility allowing for diverse use as a co-solvent or extraction solvent typically in inks, coatings, cleaning, agrochemicals / pharma applications. Its hydrophilic…

BCF – Creating a network of coatings industry ambassadors to engage with schools and universities
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The British Coatings Federation has partnered with the Surface Coatings Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry (rsc.li/surfacecoatings) and PRA (www.pra-world.com) to create a national network of ambassadors…

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Brenntag Colours and Coatings & Construction teams stepping up to support our UK & Ireland Customers

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Chem Research {1} has confirmed that the Covid-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the sales revenues of leading coatings producers during 2020. In the UK and Ireland many smaller customers scaled…

Blagden Specialty Chemicals – 
Introducing a new brighter white for inks
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Ti-PureTM TS-4657 brings the whiteness, brightness and opacity of a chloride grade titanium dioxide to inks and has the added benefit of low abrasion…

Elcometer Webinar – New Developments in Soluble Salt Measurement on Pre-Coated Surfaces

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How do I select the most suitable test method for measurement of chloride salts on pre coated surfaces?” and “Why do I get variable salt values when measuring contamination on a blasted surface?”…

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Fischer – How to Choose a Correct Coating Thickness Gauge

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One of the many challenges faced by chemical manufacturers and buyers is the availability and relevance of the safety documents provided by their suppliers. More often than not, suppliers SDS are either missing…

Lisam Systems: towards the Full Digitisation of Hazard Information

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One of the many challenges faced by chemical manufacturers and buyers is the availability and relevance of the safety documents provided by their suppliers. More often than not, suppliers SDS are either missing…

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In recent months we’ve launched several new proactive initiatives for all of our members, during the Covid-19 lockdown, in an attempt to better engage with members and non-members alike and provide value for…

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SIAM – Are you ready for EU Poison Centre Notification Format?

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Consumers and workers come into daily contact with hazardous chemicals, and although they are expected to be used according to safe-use instructions, unintentional exposure may happen: ingestion, skin contact…

Siltech – Using SilmerTM
Reactive Silicones to Modify Coatings

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Silicon and Carbon are the in same column of the Periodic Table, and so the chemistries of Si and C are very closely related. Siltech builds upon this similarity in the “Silmer”TM reactive line of products, in order to…

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Surfex – Digital Week

During the week of 19 – 23 October 2020 Surfex will present Digital Week featuring a series of live presentations during this condensed period.

Digital Week will feature a number of tools and resources visitors can use to help find the content, contacts or expertise required, providing an opportunity to drill down on the huge amount of information, detail and products featured on the Surfex website.

OCCA and Step Exhibitions are only able to deliver Digital Week due to the considerable support Surfex is receiving from the industry. From leading associations and societies such as the British Coatings Federation and Royal Society of Chemistry to a wide range of exhibitors, Surfex is backed by a wealth of experience, expertise, knowledge and information that will help every visitor in their day to day role.

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Applied Graphene Materials signs distribution agreement with Maroon Group LLC, USA.

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Agreement significantly strengthens AGM’s route into the coatings and polymers marketsacross the United States and Canada.Applied Graphene Materials (LSE: AGM), is delighted to announce it has signed…

BCF – Confidence in coatings and printing inks sector at all time low
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As with other manufacturing sectors, the UK coatings, printing ink and wall coverings industries have experienced challenging trading conditions since the end of March. Whilst retail paint, woodcare, packaging…

September Webinar Program for BASF Performance and Formulation Additives

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Topics covered this time include the Dispersing Agent Toolbox allowing label-free universal pigment concentrates, and Rheovis® PU 1340, our highly efficient Newtonian PU-thickener for flat to high-gloss coatings…

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Elcometer – New Developments in Soluble Salt Measurement on Pre-Coated Surfaces

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Join us on September 17th at 2pm for the Elcometer Webinar which answers your questions regarding when discussing the use of either the Bresle patch or Filter Paper methods used for measuring Chloride Salt…

Fischer – Measuring Made Easy – And now FREE…
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Do your product coatings meet specification? Have you been supplied the right material? Using the latest instruments and techniques, Fischer will test your samples for free and quickly report the results*. We are a…

Live demonstration of IKA’s Rotavisc Viscometer
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Join us on September 10th at 3pm for the IKA Live demonstration Webinar where Kevin Mann, Senior Sales Manager at IKA England, shows us the new Rotavisc Viscometer…

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OCCA & SCI Journal

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Surface Coatings International (SCI) Journal is the main publication by OCCA. Issued 6 times per year it is filled with technical papers, industry news, regulatory updates and regional activity reports…

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Association News

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Recognition of your experience, talents and skills can be problematic as you advance through your career. There is no greater accolade than your peers recommending you for professional membership…

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AGM’s Social Events

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Following this year’s AGM all members and their guests will be given the option to take part in either or both of the two social activities we have planned – both will be virtual events via Zoom…

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Surfex – New Webinars Coming Soon!

Surfex is hosting more webinars in the coming weeks to help you stay connected and up-to-date with the industry. With companies such as IKA, Elcometer and Fischer Instrumentation booked in, we are covering all bases of surface and coatings technology.

Also available are our on demand webinars, simply register on the page and you can watch the video completely free!

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Applied Graphene Materials signs distribution agreement with Will & Co B.V., The Netherlands

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Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) is pleased to announce it has signed a distribution agreement with Will & Co B.V. (Will & Co). The agreement further extends AGM’s commercial reach directly into the coatings…

Prime Minister told of the coatings and printing inks industry’s concerns on post-Brexit trade

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The British Coatings Federation has increasing concerns at how plans for post-Brexit trade with the EU will have a substantial negative impact on its membership in future…

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BTC & BASF – Acronol 6292
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At the moment decorative and architectural paints & coatings manufacturers are looking to respond to the trend for healthier paints. Properties such as cost-competitiveness, wet-scrub resistance…

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Datacolor® enriches SpectraVision solution with new vertical model for expanded applications

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Zurich, Switzerland, August 11, 2020 – Datacolor®, a global leader in color management technology, announced today the launch of SpectraVision V, an addition to the SpectraVision family that enables manufactures…

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Fischer – New Location
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Fischer Instrumentation (GB) Ltd has opened a new Applications Centre at Sherwood Park, near Nottingham.Located for easy access, just off J27 of the M1 motorway and next to the Mour Hotel, the expansion of our UK…

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IKA Interview – “New, New, New…”
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IKA is the world leading manufacture for innovative magnetic stirrers, mixers, overhead stirrers, homogenizers, shakers, mills, rotary evaporators, laboratory reactors and specially developed software for laboratory…

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OCCA AGM’s Social Events
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Following this year’s AGM all members and their guests will be given the option to take part in either or both of the two social activities we have planned – both will be virtual events via Zoom…

allnex adds cutting-edge Additive Finder to website

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August 10, 2020 – allnex, the leading supplier of specialty chemicals, offering a broad range of coating resins, additives and cross-linkers for use on wood, metal, plastic and other surfaces, is excited to announce the…

Free Webinars from Yordas Group
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Free Webinar: Management Systems and Auditing
Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 2– 3 PM BST
This webinar introduces the benefits of management systems and looks…

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Surfex Digital Week 2020

During the week of 19 – 23 October 2020 Surfex will present Digital Week featuring a series of live presentations during this condensed period.
However, it will also feature a number of tools and resources visitors can use to help find the content, contacts or expertise required, providing an opportunity to drill down on the huge amount of information, detail and products featured on the Surfex website.
OCCA and Step Exhibitions are only able to deliver Digital Week due to the considerable support Surfex is receiving from the industry. From leading associations and societies such as the British Coatings Federation and Royal Society of Chemistry to a wide range of exhibitors, Surfex is backed by a wealth of experience, expertise, knowledge and information that will help every visitor in their day to day role.

Applied Graphene Materials celebrates 10 year anniversary
AGM

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Applied Graphene Materials celebrates its ten-year anniversary on 29th July 2020. Ten years since it was founded as a spin-off from Durham University, AGM is now a world leader in the development and…

BCF blog: How is the coatings industry fairing after Covid-19?
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Coatings, printing inks and wallcoverings are critical to UK manufacturing and construction, and sales are generally impacted by GDP movements, so you can imagine it’s been a bumpy ride over the past few months…

Blagden – Revolutionary orange peel measurement system continues to make waves

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The launch of wave-scan 3 from Blagden’s key supply partner BYK-Gardner brings more precision more quickly for assessing smoothness and gloss of paint finishes…

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OCCA & Academic Institutes
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One of the main objectives of OCCA is to strengthen our relationship with academic institutes, forge new partnerships and recruit new student members as they plan to embark on their career in the coatings industry…

Vink – the complete hygiene system for water-based plants returning to work

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Vink Chemicals have MIT-free & formaldehyde-free solutions, which are broad spectrum, pH 3-11 solutions, with wide geographical compliance, low odour, low dosage and reasonable cost….

Siltech – Silicone Acrylates for OPVs, Polymer Modification, Release and 3D Printing

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Siltech manufactures a very wide range of reactive multi-functional and linear di-functional silicone acrylates….

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Surfex Connect – Discover our digital content

The Tech Hub – Articles and Scientific Papers.
The Tech Hub is your dedicated resource where you can read more about the latest technical advances and innovations being brought to market by our exhibitors.

The Inside Track – Exclusive Interviews
The Inside Track features a series of interviews with key people in the industry offering their specialised knowledge and insight.

The Broadcast Hub – Video, Presentations & Audio
The Broadcast Hub features videos, presentations and audio recordings presenting exhibitor news, products, processes and innovations.

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allnex Launches New Eco-Friendly Phenolic Resin for Interior/Exterior Can Coatings

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July, 2020 – allnex, the leading supplier of specialty chemicals, offering a broad range of coating resins, additives and cross-linkers for use on wood, metal, plastic and other surfaces, is excited to announce the launch…

Blagden – Turn heads with stunning effect pigments
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High chroma, high brilliance, flip-flop and glitter! ECKART’s multi-layer pigments and new colour shades – available from Blagden – provide wide-ranging opportunities to create headturning shades and ensure your…

British Coatings Federation Webinar
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The coatings industry is a critical part of UK manufacturing; almost £300 billion GDP depends on BCF members’ products. 300,000 people are working with BCF members’ products across the UK supply chain…

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BTC – Switching to water-based glass coatings with BASF Joncryl® OH 8301

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Surfex attendees will know that, in recent years, water-based coatings have gained hugely in popularity among formulators and consumers as they offer a high-quality, environmentally friendly alternative to solvent-based…

Lake Coatings introduces new product for UV inks & coatings
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Lake TPO-L is a phosphine liquid, free-radical photoinitiator for UV and LED curable systems, such as offset and flexographic inks and wood coatings. Its’ high reactivity and depth cure make it highly effective for…

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OCCA Weekly Webinars
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In May OCCA successfully launched a series of ‘Weekly Webinars’, to coincide with ‘Learning at Work’ week. We collaborated with the Surfex Team for the third webinar in the series with an audience that included…

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Siltech – Fluorosilicones for Coatings

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Siltech offers a wide range of fluorinated silicones for coatings and other applications, which can offer good solvent and chemical resistance, lubricity and slip. The silicone part proffers good water repellency, and…

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OCCA & Surface Coatings International

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Surface Coatings International (SCI) Journal is the main publication by OCCA. Issued 6 times per year it is filled with technical papers, industry news, regulatory updates and regional activity reports….
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Industry responses to the COVID-19 pandemic

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‘May you live in interesting times’ by Paul Sheppard
OCCA President Elect & Laboratory Manager HMG Paints.
The phrase ‘may you live in interesting times’ was thought to be a…

SCI Technical Paper: The prospects for antiviral coatings

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By Peter Collins (Peter Collins Coatings Consultancy) & Richard Kennedy (Editor of Surface Coatings International) The current COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on societies worldwide. Within a matter of…

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SCI Technical Paper: Novel Oil-Modified Acrylic Multi-Domain Dispersions for Wood Coatings.

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Waterborne acrylic dispersions and alkyd emulsions have been extensively used for architectural coatings for decades, each technology having its advantages and drawbacks. While alkyd emulsions generally exhibit…

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Managing Virtual Events

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OCCA has long been a member of the Science Council, a membership organisation for professional bodies and learned societies across science, bringing together a range of disciplines and sectors to reflect the…

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Surfex Digital Content

With the restrictions in face to face meetings, the world has exploded in digital technology that has enabled people to continue to communicate with wide audiences and disseminate information into the industry.

COVID-19 has caused a stir across the globe, from changing the way we work, to the way we shop and coordinate in public spaces. The unprecedented lockdown across the UK has encouraged businesses to work remotely, making the most of digital communication and services.
With this explosion of information and continuous communication from everyone wanting to speak to you, it can be difficult to decipher what is important, what is of interest and what will bring value to your day to day work.

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BASF Speciality Monomers for UV Coatings & Inks

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The UV curable market has grown considerably in the last few years, outpacing conventional curing methods based on the ongoing demand for environmentally friendly and emission free products…

British Coatings Federation Webinar at 3pm!

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The Impact of Covid-19 on the UK Coatings Industry. Tom Bowtell, British Coatings Federation & An SME Coatings Manufacturer’s Perspective of the Covid-19 Crisis. Brian Norton, Indestructible Paint…

New Rotavisc Helistand from IKA
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The measurement of highly viscous samples such as creams, pastes, paints and gelatin is a particular challenge for static viscometers. These substances are so viscous that they are forced to the edge…

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OCCA Weekly Webinars
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In May OCCA successfully launched a series of ‘Weekly Webinars’, to coincide with ‘Learning at Work’ week. We collaborated with the Surfex Team for the third webinar in the series with an audience…

New development added the TenADD stain blocker range

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Tannin and stain blocking additives were developed to augment resin technology in stopping the migration of these soluble stains to the surface of the paint. Blocking tannins and other common wood stains…

University of Salford Interview with Adele Lochman

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“Government funding and initiatives to help build skills and add valued members to your team through.” We spoke to Adele Lochman at the University of Salford to learn more…

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Tips to Remotely Share Color Data

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No matter the industry, our customers are all working toward the same goal: Achieve accurate color and keep production moving. Even in the best conditions, color data can be a challenge to capture and share…

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Surfex On Demand Webinars

The webinar programme features a range of speakers discussing key innovations, developments and changes within the surface & coatings technology industry.
For anyone who missed the live presentations, the programme is now available on demand and can be found on the Surfex website.
To view the content visitors simply need to register for the session. It is then available to view as many times as they wish.

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Applied Graphene Materials signs distribution agreement with Dichem Polymers SA, Greece

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Agreement provides AGM with a strong route into the Greek coatings and polymers markets. Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) is pleased to announce it has signed a distribution agreement…

BCF press release – Anti-viral surfaces could tackle COVID-19 crisis

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Some of the world’s leading coatings specialists gathered virtually at the Royal Society of Chemistry to discuss how special surface technologies could be used to tackle the global COVID-19 pandemic…

Blagden – Measure colour as you really see it with the new spectro2profiler

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The launch of spectro2profiler, available from Blagden, takes objective colour measurement to a whole new level by integrating four parameters within a single robust, portable instrument…

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BTC – Xfast® Easy Color – the first solid dispensing system for point-of-sale from BASF

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In tackling the challenges of liquid dosing in the point-of-sale (POS) business, the use of dry pigment preparations offers a next-generation alternative that can alleviate many of the old issues….

Datacolor – Interested to read why colour is so important in the paint and coating industry?

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Please see the latest Datacolor expert article published by IPCM:
Rik Mertens, That’s Why Colour is so Important in the Paint and Coating Industry, in ipcm® International Paint&Coating Magazine no. 63….

MPMA – Green Light – Think you know how to recycle?
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Nearly half of parents have been shamed by their own children – for bad recycling practises. A poll of 2,000 mums and dads of school-aged children found 41 per cent believe it’s really their children who drive recycling…

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The complete hygiene system for water-based plants returning to work

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Stage 1: If your paint mixing plant has been standing idle for several months in the warm weather due to Covid-19 closures & needs treatment prior to manufacture please refer to these grades…

University of Salford – BSc (Hons) Chemistry Degree Apprenticeship
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A laboratory scientist applies specialist knowledge and broad scientific understanding to carry out a range of technical and scientific activities in their specialist discipline…

OCCA Weekly Webinars – Inform, Inspire & Involve
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In May OCCA successfully launched a series of ‘Weekly Webinars’, to coincide with ‘Learning at Work’ week. We collaborated with the Surfex Team for the third webinar in the series with an audience that included our members…

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BASF Performance & Formulation Additives webinar program June 2020

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Journey through the world of BASF’s Performance and Formulation Additives! Innovative additives are at the heart of optimised paints, coatings, adhesives and inks formulations.

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BCF – Coronavirus Hub
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Coronavirus is currently the most pressing issue facing the coatings industry. BCF has been following the situation daily to ensure the most up to date information and support is available to members.

CIRS – Global GHS Training Courses
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This training course includes webinars activities and advanced articles. This series of webinars is provided by CIRS in conjunction with our partners in Japan and Russia.

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IKA – The agony of choice in the mixing process
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8 different modules for the pilot-size inline disperser.
Homogenizing, emulsifying, suspending, incorporation of powders, wet milling or rather dispersing?

Siltech – Silicone Quats and Silane Quats for Coatings and Anti-Bacterials

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Siltech offers 3 main categories of silicone quaternary compounds (or “quats” for short), under the Silquat® trademark.

X-Rite Offers Free Color Theory Course and Educational Webinar Series

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To support remote workers, X-Rite is offering its popular Color Theory class free for a limited time to anyone who works with or approves color.

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Surfex Live

Surfex Live took place on 2-3 June, hosted on the Surfex website and included a series of online content for visitors to find out more information about the latest innovations entering the market direct from the people making them.

Visitors were able to hear from a range of speakers discussing key innovations, developments and changes within the Surface & Coatings Industry. The topics ranged from Nanotechnology to Poison Centre Notifications and from Versatility of Alkanolamines to Low Free Monomer Content Isocyanic Resins and Advancements in Organic Pigments.

The full two day programme is now available on demand. To view the content you will need to register for the session and it is then available to view as many times as you wish.

Over the two days there was an overview of the activities from our exhibitor’s with people able to search for companies and products that were relevant to their business.

Surfex Live featured a product gallery full of our exhibitor’s latest innovations, key products and services.

Providing a unique online experience where people could find out about the latest
innovations entering the market, during a time where it may be difficult to have meaningful interactions with exhibitors during social distancing.

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CAME and Applied Graphene Materials strengthen engagement in Italian Coatings market

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Following the signing of a distribution agreement in 2019 with CAME srl in Italy, Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) visited the international chemical distribution business in February 2020.

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BCF – Coronavirus Hub
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Coronavirus is currently the most pressing issue facing the coatings industry. BCF has been following the situation daily to ensure the most up to date information and support is available to members.

BTC – New Sicopal® inorganic pigments from BASF Colors & Effects.

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It is always good to have new pigments to offer in the Industrial and Architectural coatings markets to help expand the colour space available to formulators. BASF have introduced two new Sicopal® inorganic pigments in Red and Turqoise hues to extend the range.

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Compliance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) with EU REACH Regulations

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The European Safety Federation highlighted the issue of counterfeit CE certificates for PPE in a recent article. This applied to protective masks (FFP2/FFP3), protective glasses, face shields, protective gloves and protective garments etc. Therefore, compliance with C&K testing requirements under EU REACH Regulations as well as CE certification is necessary to ensure legitimate PPE.

Learn more about digital color management during Datacolor® free webinar series!

Datacolor digital color management fundamentals webinar series

Datacolor offers a series of free webinars on color theory and digital color management, with topics like how to properly use and maintain your spectrophotometer for the highest sample measurement accuracy, setting up a successful color evaluation process, sample measurement do’s and don’ts and many more. The webinars are on demand, so you can watch them whenever it fits your calendar.

DKSH –
VISCOLAM PS 170 AIR
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Modern water-borne KU builder thickener with outstanding colourants acceptance.
We are very pleased to introduce this innovative thickener for coatings and inks applications from our business partner, Lamberti.

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Fischer – What is XRF?
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The aim of this article is to offer the reader an overview of XRF as a technique, the instruments and components available and the industries that use them. Ultimately the article is designed to impartially guide the reader into making an informed decision about what type of XRF is available to them. Additionally, suggestions are offered on the legislation regarding the acquisition of XRF instruments.

Lake Coatings is proud to introduce Halox® Scratch-X
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Halox® Scratch-X delivers an innovative solution to improving scratch resistance. It is a novel, easy-to-use additive specifically designed for clear high-gloss waterbourne UV curable and traditional resin coating.
Halox® Scratch-X is ideal for use in flooring, cabinetry & furniture coatings.

Merrit Recruitment is the coatings, paint, polymer & chemicals industry expert

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An interview with Dr Laura Merritt, Merritt Recruitment.
The coatings industry will need to retain its highly skilled and experienced workforce –

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OCCA – Learning at Work Week
Kicking Off our OCCA Weekly Webinars

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Learning at Work Week is a unique annual event to build learning cultures at work. It aims to put a spotlight on the importance and benefits of continual learning and development. The Campaign for Learning is coordinated nationally – designed to help organisations run creative, innovative and inclusive activities as part of their Learning at Work Week campaigns.

PCE International – Lifting the Lid on Covid-19 response – LATEST UPDATES

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LiftingTheLid on the latest Coronavirus updates from paints and coatings related companies around the world. LiftingTheLid should be the first place and only place you look to find out companies are coping with the Covid-19 pandemic, and what services they currently have on offer. Find out what companies are opening up for business (if closed) and what safety precautions they are taking to protect staff and clients.

Siltech – Silicone Waxes for Coating Applications
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Modern water-borne KU builder thickener with outstanding colourants acceptance.
We are very pleased to introduce this innovative thickener for coatings and inks applications from our business partner, Lamberti.

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Surfex Live

Taking place 2 – 3 June on the Surfex website, Surfex Live will feature a series of online content to mark the original period of Surfex, and will offer the opportunity for visitors to find out more information about the latest innovations entering the market direct from the people making them.
Over the two days you will be able to see an overview of the activities of our exhibitor and search for companies and products that would be relevant to your business.
Surfex Live will feature a product gallery where companies will be showcasing their latest innovations, key products and services.
This is your opportunity to find out about the latest innovations entering the market during a time where it may be difficult to have meaningful interactions with exhibitors during social distancing.

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BCF – Coronavirus Hub
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Coronavirus is currently the most pressing issue facing the coatings industry. BCF has been following the situation daily to ensure the most up to date information and support is available to members.

BTC introduces NEW Dispex® Ultra PX 4290 pigment dispersant from BASF Performance Additives

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All coatings require innovative formulation additives to meet demanding performance parameters and stringent environmental regulations. BTC Europe offers the full range of BASF’s respected brands and technologies including dispersing agents, rheology modifiers, defoamers, wetting agents & surface modifiers and film forming agents for automotive & industrial coatings, furniture & flooring and the printing & packaging industries.

CIRS – Submit your SVHC information to SCIP Database before 2021

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The database that has been established under the waste framework directive is for information on Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products) 1.

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IKA‘s MultiDrive control /// The all-rounder in coarse and fine crushing

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Regardless of whether samples are hard, soft or fibrous – the IKA MultiDrive crusher can perform a wide range of crushing tasks involving coarse and fine crushing. With the MultiDrive basic it is possible to mix or grind.

HMG Paints donates hand sanitiser
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The UK’s largest independent coatings manufacturer, HMG Paints Ltd has utilised its manufacturing knowledge and existing alcohol stocks to produce hand sanitiser for front-line workers, care providers and charities in Manchester and across the UK.

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MPMA – Metal – The Whole Story
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The metal packaging sector is justly proud of its sustainability credentials, but although we share a lot of the detail, we rarely tell the whole story.
Sure we explain that metal can be recycled again and again with no loss of quality, and as such is classified as a permanent material.

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The OCCA Surfex Charity Dinner
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The OCCA Surfex Charity Dinner will be held in the Banqueting Suite at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry at 7.00pm on Tuesday 20 October to co-incide with SURFEX 2020.

Siltech – Silsurf® Silicone Polyethers, For Coatings and Beyond

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Silicone polyethers (SPEs), commonly referred to as silicone surfactants, are a workhorse of the speciality silicone toolkit. They contain a water-insoluble silicone backbone and a number of water-soluble polyether groups, normally ethylene oxide, or propylene oxide, or mixed.

Concentrol have launched a new range of antifoaming agents based on vegetable oils

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Controlling the formation of foam in the coatings sector has always been a challenge,since the antifoaming agent must be effective during the manufacturing process andwhile offering excellent efficiency during the life of the coating…

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Surfex Connect

We will soon be introducing a series of free use resources for Surfex that will create a series of resources that will include information about some of the latest innovations, technology, news and company updates from our exhibitors at Surfex.
The Surfex Connect is split into three sections:
– The Inside Track.
– The Broadcast.
– The Tech Hub.

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Real-Life Roofing Application Using Graphene Enhanced Anti-Corrosion Coatings

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Alltimes Coatings has successfully used their recently launched Advantage Graphene anti-corrosion sprayable coating in what could be the world’s first roofing application using a graphene enhanced coating system.

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BCF – Coronavirus Hub
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Coronavirus is currently the most pressing issue facing the coatings industry. BCF has been following the situation daily to ensure the most up to date information and support is available to members.

Blagden – Specialty products offering more for your
formulations

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When you’re looking to bring something more to your product performance, Blagden has the additive or chemical to help. Take a look at these.

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VMOX – the new Vinyl Monomer for Industrial Coatings and Printing Inks from BTC Europe.

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VMOX, the new vinyl monomer for industrial coatings and printing inks from BASF, is now listed in TSCA inventory. As of January 2020, it is therefore commercially available in USA for use in UV printing inks and 3D printing applications (SNUR’s).

Datacolor® Announces New Series of Digital-Color-Management-Webinars

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Learn more about color measurement and digital color management during Datacolor® free webinar series!

IST – Looking for abrasion-resistant matt surfaces?
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IST Metz, winner of accolades for its UV technology, uses the excimer process for bright matt results across a range of industrial applications.

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Lehmann&Voss&Co.KG establishes own portfolio of solid polyester resins

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Lehmann&Voss&Co.KG now offers saturated, solid polyester resins under the new brand LUVORES®. With this new product group we are expanding our existing range of binder resins under the brand name: LUVORES® SP

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OCCA – The Surfex Bursary
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Surfex is providing a Bursary for the education and training of Chemists – in education or employment in the UK.

Siltech – Silsurf® Silicone Polyethers, for Coatings &
Beyond

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Silicone polyethers (SPEs), commonly referred to as silicone surfactants, are a workhorse of the speciality silicone toolkit.

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New Interactive Content for Surfex

In late March, the UK was put on pause due to the lockdowns throughout the country to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Surfex team have been working on solutions for the coatings and surfacing markets to disseminate information and deliver results to your work from home office.

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Real-Life Roofing Application Using Graphene Enhanced Anti-Corrosion Coatings

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Alltimes Coatings has successfully used their recently launched Advantage Graphene anti-corrosion sprayable coating in what could be the world’s first roofing application using a graphene enhanced coating system.

Workers and users should not be alarmed by titanium dioxide classification, says BCF

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On 18th February, the European Union published a delegated regulation classifying titanium dioxide as a category 2 suspected carcinogen by inhalation under EU Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) of substances and mixtures.

Blagen – Six of the Best: Top Coatings Products to Look Out for this Spring

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Michael Austin, Blagden’s Coatings business line manager, has selected his top six products of the season for coatings manufacturers and formulators.

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BTC – We Live Colors. We Boost Effects.

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Last month BASF Colors and Effects® launched their new corporate website designed to offer an on-line service platform for customers interacting with the portfolio.

Cornelius Delivers the Difference at Surfex 2020

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Cornelius will be delighted to showcase its market leading portfolio of Performance Chemicals at SURFEX 2020 under a theme of Delivering the Difference in Innovation.

DKSH – Metapol: Together Creating a Brilliant World

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The design and manufacture of metallic pigments of effect is our greatest passion and it grows when the customer goes beyond satisfaction and expresses a “wow” of absolute conformity with products of high brilliance, sparkle, whiteness, mirror effect, smoothness, glamour, which give distinction and elegance to their products.

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IKA World Market Leader –
Again!

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IKA is once again listed in the world market leader index. A recent survey by the University of St.Gallen confirmed the performance and global presence of IKA as the global frontrunner in the laboratory, analytical and process technology.

IST – Looking for abrasion-resistant matt surfaces?

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IST Metz, winner of accolades for its UV technology, uses the excimer process for bright matt results across a range of industrial applications.

Lake Coatings Presents CHTiR-216 Titanium Dioxide Pigment

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R-216 is a versatile sulphate titanium dioxide rutile coating grade pigment with silica and alumina coatings. It features balanced properties in both water borne and solvent borne systems. The excellent weathering resistance makes the pigment suitable for a broad range of applications.

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MPMA – 80% Of All Metal is Still in Use Today

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It’s estimated that up to 80% of all metal ever produced in the world is still in use today.
That’s a staggering but real statistic, because metal is a permanently available material and can be reused an infinite number of times.

Siltech – Continuing Innovation in Silicone Materials

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Siltech is a family company, with nearly 180 employees and two modern silicone manufacturing plants in Toronto. Siltech may be a relatively new name on the silicone scene within Europe and the UK, but 2020 marks the 8th year with local employees, alongside our Siltech BV and a Dutch warehouse, and the 31st year for Siltech overall.

Univar Solutions is delighted to exhibit at Surfex once again

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Univar Solutions is delighted to exhibit at Surfex once again. Please visit us on stand 302 to learn about our extensive product range for the coatings and adhesives markets, and to start a conversation with our technical experts about how we can help you with your new developments and raw material requirements.

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Yordas – Creating safer homes through chemical strategy – across the entire supply chain

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A leader in the Chemical Management Software Market, Yordas Group has teamed up with home improvement giant Kingfisher plc to deliver on their commitment to help customers access sustainable and good homes.

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The OCCA Surfex Charity Dinner
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The OCCA Surfex Charity Dinner will be held in the Banqueting Suite at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry at 7.00pm on Tuesday 2 June. Guests will enjoy a drinks reception and 3 course dinner, whilst also having the chance to ‘hedge their bets’ in the ever-popular ‘Fun Casino’.

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Surfex – Meet, Learn & Connect

Surfex is the place to network and do business with key decision makers from the surface & coatings technology industry. Over 1,000 visitors including Analytical Chemists, Research Technicians, Supply Chain Professionals and Chemical Engineers will visit the Ricoh Arena, Coventry to discover a world of innovation, latest techniques and emerging products.

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Exciting new materials technologies take time to pull through to real industrial applications, however Applied Graphene Materials’ (AGM) customers are leading the way in the early commercial exploitation of Graphene into the Coatings and Composites industries.

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer made the news recently with comments he made during an interview with the Financial Times, in which he addressed the issue of future trading agreements with the EU.
He told the paper…

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After it’s been produced, stirred and shaken, the viscosity of a sample can now be measured with the new ROTAVISC series from IKA. This parameter indicates the fluidity of a substance and is important for quality control in all manufacturing processes and even early on in the application in the research laboratory. ROTAVISC is the most functional viscometer in its class.

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Millions of Brits admit to ignoring environmental concerns to make their lives easier, a study has found.

A poll of 2,000 adults found despite 87 per cent agreeing on the importance of being green, more than half believe it’s often ‘inconvenient’.

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Surfex is providing a Bursary for the education and training of Chemists – in education or employment in the UK

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This year the Rakem Group return to SURFEX, showcasing their raw material distribution division, Rakem Limited and toll manufacturing service, Maker. The two have a great partnership within the coatings industry, offering customers pigments and powders and the additional option of blending these materials or offering a finished product.

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According to the ECHA’s REF-6 PROJECT REPORT (ECHA, 2019), the 44 % of hazardous mixtures are not compliant with classification and labelling obligations. Last December were released the results of the sixth EU-wide Enforcement Forum project, which checked 3 391 mixtures of different chemical sectors and inspected 1 620 companies (manufacturers, importers, downstream users and distributors) in 29 countries.

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C&W Specialist Equipment is specialised in accelerated corrosion and environmental test chambers which provide controlled environments to test and simulate how components will perform when exposed to natural weathering elements.

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Learn at Surfex

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With Surfex creeping ever closer, promotions for the event have been ramping up. In addition to working with key magazines within the industry, exhibitors have been sharing, liking and tweeting about the event to their network.
All this chatter has resulted in the registrations for Surfex 2020 being the best yet, with current registrations being the highest they have ever been at this point.

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BCF announces winners of 10th anniversary coatings industry awards

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The winners of the tenth British Coatings Federation (BCF) 2019 were announced on 28 November at the annual BCF Awards at the Radisson Blu, East Midlands Airport, across ten categories showcasing brilliance in the coatings industry in front of over 160 delegates.

Eversorb® UV light-protection series now available from Blagden
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Blagden has announced a new partnership with Everlight Chemical, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high-performance UV absorbers and hindered amine light stabilisers.

Brenntag UK & Ireland will once again be exhibiting at Surfex in 2020

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Brenntag UK & Ireland will once again be exhibiting at the complete surface coatings event, Surfex 2020. Visit us on Stand 225 for an exchange of knowledge, experience and expertise, with focus on know-how, science, techniques and application of technology.

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BTC celebrate 50 years of serving the Chemical Distribution market!

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In 2019 BTC Europe GmbH celebrated the birth of its company roots as “Tensid-Chemie Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH.” Formed in Düren, Germany in July 1969, Tensid Chemie was established to supply surfactants and chelating agents and is the cornerstone for today’s company.

DKSH – Dolfynox Range of Surface Active Agents

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Dols International were recently acquired by DKSH, previously a privately owned distribution company for a broad range of industrial raw materials.

Onsite Technical Advice From Elcometer Experts

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With our global headquarters and principal manufacturing, service and support centre in Manchester, Elcometer is proud to be a UK company supporting our customers, providing solutions to their coatings, NDT and concrete inspection needs since 1947.
With the introduction of our comprehensive range of abrasive blast equipment in 2019, we are now able to support more than ever before.

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PPCJ & The Coatings Group are delighted to be working in partnership with Surfex

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Dols International were recently acquired by DKSH, previously a privately owned distribution company for a broad range of industrial raw materials.

Royal Society of Chemistry – Science Horizons reveals an exciting view of chemistry’s future

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It’s an incredible time for chemical sciences research – and a recently-published piece of Royal Society of Chemistry research details the opportunities, challenges and excitement for its future.

SIAM – How to compile your Safety Data Sheets in the easiest and most reliable way

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SIAM develops software for the classification and management of Safety Data Sheets under CLP and GHS regulation. Provides a highly versatile software platform for preparing multilingual SDS and chemical products labelling.

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University of Salford

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Are you a business who wants to invest in the future of your workforce?
Degree apprenticeships are the best kept secret in universities, with opportunities being missed because of a lack of awareness amongst prospective students and employers.

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Surfex 2020 – Make sure it’s in your diary.

With the start of the New Year being the start of new plans, developments, projects and actions to complete in the first year of this decade.

So if you are looking for somewhere where you can find a plethora of content, expertise, technology, innovation, ingredients, professional contacts and advice covering all aspects of formulating and developing paints, inks, coatings, resins and adhesives then make sure Surfex is in your diary.

Taking place 2 – 3 June at the Ricoh Arena, Surfex offers every attendee the tantalising potential to solve technical issues, find new ideas or discover innovative concepts that can spark a whole new generation of products.  The kind of outcome achieved at an industry gathering of like-minded people in a focused and stimulated environment.

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