Surfacing Science Seminars

09:30 - 10:30

Meeting Net Zero: Challenges for industry and Society

The session will address the challenges facing chemical and coating manufacturers: increasing energy efficiency and use of renewable energy; reducing reliance on fossil-based feedstocks for materials; and improving recyclability of products and packaging.

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11:30 - 12:30

Alternative Fuel – Sustainability and Spill Response

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  • Dan Ellis Head of Sustainability - Adler and Allan Group
  • Bill Atkinson Chief Scientific Advisor - Adler and Allan
14:00 - 15:00

How Does Graphene Create Superior Coatings? 

Graphene is a unique form of carbon that has extraordinary barrier properties as well as excellent thermal conductivity, strength, flex and other attributes that contribute to significantly improved coatings. This session will share what graphene is, the different types of graphene that are commercially available, and how using extremely small amounts of graphene in a matrix can drive step change improvements in coating systems.

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16:00 - 16:30

Laser Processing for Surface Preparation and Texturing

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16:30 - 17:00

A Circular Solution to Mixed Waste Paint Recycling: TiO2 Recovery and Reuse

The most in-demand pigment used in paints and coatings is TiO2; any improvements to its substantial environmental footprint are to be welcomed. PRA has developed technology for the recovery of TiO2 from mixed waste paint, providing a product with properties comparable to virgin product. Our industrial research project, in collaboration with Crown Paints, with support from Innovate UK, has taken this technology from the bench to pilot-scale processing. A circular economy approach to TiO2 manufacture, addressing the substantial environmental burden of waste paint and presenting an opportunity to recover valuable materials will provide significant benefits for sustainability and cost reduction.

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09:30 - 10:30

Regulatory Pressures Within The Coatings Industry – Problems and Solutions

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11:30 - 12:00

Navigating the World of Standards: A BSI Handbook

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12:00 - 12:30

Recent Advances in Graphene Modified Coatings

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  • Victoria Lee Application Specialist - Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre, The University of Manchester
14:00 - 15:00

Flammable Liquids and the Fundamentals of Static Electricity

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