Industry Insight Seminars

09:30 - 09:50

Challenges of UK REACH

09:30 - 09:50

The Road to Net Zero for the Coatings Industry

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

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

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

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10:10 - 10:20

Overview and Impact of Packaging EPR on Business

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

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11:30 - 11:50

Supply Chain Collaboration as a Catalyst for Sustainability

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

 

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11:50 - 12:10

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Doug Leech Special Projects Director - Chemical Business Association
12:10 - 12:30

The Future of UK Chemical Regulation

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

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14:00 - 14:30

Reducing Carbon Footprint – What are Suppliers Doing to Help?

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16:00 - 16:20

Paint and Coatings Sales Trends

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16:00 - 17:00

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

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16:20 - 16:40

Latest Developments and Outlook for UK REACH

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

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16:40 - 17:00

Political and Policy Outlook for the Coatings Sector

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09:30 - 10:00

The Challenges, the Time and the Real Cost of Getting Biocidal Product Authorisation. An SME Perspective

A real company view of the complications and challenges of the approval process for Biocidal Products both in the UK and Europe. Where the main costs arise, decisions and risks that are associated and how can improvements be made in the process to encourage innovation

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09:50 - 10:10

Determining Peroxide in Inks: Concentration and Kinetics of Formation

Certain solvent based inks have a propensity to form peroxides with time.  This can lead to degradation of printer components, dyes and other changes to ink chemistry leading to issues with print quality.  This presentation describes a novel procedure for the quantitation of peroxides.  The procedure utilises the fact that organic peroxides oxidise nitrites to yield nitrates.  The quantitation of nitrates by ion exchange chromatography facilitates the estimation of peroxide concentration.  Additionally, we show the calculation of reaction order, rate constant, reciprocal half life and activation energy.

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10:10 - 10:30

CLP labelling Challenges from EU Divergence

Overview of the divergence between the CLP legislation in the EU and GB, with a focus on SDS Authoring and  labelling and the impact this has on a chemicals business trading in both GB and EU.

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  • Jill Woods Product Compliance Manager - Domino UK Ltd
11:30 - 12:30

Preparing for the Future – A One Hour Set of Presentations and Panel Discussions by the Chemical Business Association

The areas of change within our personal and business lives are growing rapidly, whether it is climate change, workforce demographics, increasing world population, conflict, new technology, security threats or even the unexpected. There has never been a more important time, or a more crucial role for trade associations to play.

During this session experts from the Chemical Business Association will, outline how the above issues will affect the chemical supply chain in the coming years, and how the association is currently helping members navigate these issues. They will also summarise the new initiatives the CBA has recently launched to help ensure the chemical supply chain can meet the demands that will be placed upon it in the future.

There will be several short presentations followed by a panel session with opportunity for the audience to ask questions and be part of the debate.

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14:00 - 14:20

Fire Safety Standards For Paints Post-Grenfell

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14:20 - 14:40

Reducing Environmental Impact when Painting

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14:40 - 15:00

The Importance of Biocides for Coatings

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