Industry Insight

A series of sessions from leading authorities in the market including BCF, BASA, NIA and MPMA.


  • Enforcement and REACH Registration of Polymers in the A&S Sector, Caroline Raine, BASA Consultant & NCEC
  • Implications of Disaster on Competency of Marketing, Specification and Installation of FR Products, Gurps Gill, Technical Advisor in Fire Protection, FSi Ltd
  • Preserving Adhesives and Sealants in an Increasingly Regulated World, Lorna Williams, BASA Executive Officer & General Secretary
  • Current Substance Issues and the Impact on Adhesives and Sealants Formulations, Lorna Williams, BASA Executive Officer & General Secretary
  • How the Focus on Nanomaterials Impacts Adhesives and Sealants, Jim Palmer, J P Consultancy Ltd, Technical Consultant & BASA Technical Officer¬†
  • The Challenges of Plastics in the Adhesives and Sealants Sector, Jenny Barnett, SHEQ Manager, F Ball and Company Ltd


  • Title TBC, AkzoNobel, Speaker TBC
  • Building a Transformational Technology Stack with Coatings, Bare Conductive, Matt Johnson
  • Sustainability at BASF, BASF, Speaker TBC
  • Brexit consequences for the UK coatings industry, BCF, Tom Bowtell
  • Communicating safe use of substances – SWEDs, SUMIs and SpERCs, BCF, Wayne Smith
  • Product Environmental Foodprint, Crown Paints, Rachel Demaine
  • Robotics: No Scaffolding. No Ladders. No Danger. Hausbots, Jack Cornes
  • Creating culture, decent worthwhile and secure, HMG Paints, Jonathan Falder
  • Reengineered paint supporting a Circular Economy, Paint 360, Lee Cole
  • SPECIFIC – Creating surfaces for energy positive buildings, Swansea University, Dave Penney
  • Poison Centres – Is There a Better Way To Protect Users of Chemicals? U-POL, Simon Aldersley
  • Paint & Coatings Sales Trends, Whittle Industry Data, John Dixon

Nanoindustries Association

  • Bringing Nano-enabled Products to the Market Quickly and Safely,¬†David Carlander, NIA, Kai Paul (Blue Frog Scientific)
  • Adding Functions to Coatings and Surfaces with Nanomaterials, speakers TBC


  • Standards for Surface Coatings at BSI: The Successes, Challenges and Trends Standards, Katherine Imbert, Development Manager, Malcolm Morris, Technical Manager, Protective & Marine Coatings Division of Sherwin-Williams


  • Painting By Numbers: the Real Impact of EPR on the Paints Sector, Robert Fell, Director and Chief Executive
  • Going Around in Circles: How Metal Paint Cans Serve the Circular Economy, Matt Sykes, Technical Liaison Manager
  • Doing What it Says On The Tin: Green Labelling That Works, Graham Smith, PR Consultant