OCCA Weekly Webinars


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 and the exhibition visitors. A fantastic programme of technical presentations has been designed to inform, inspire and involve our members all around the world.

Our Corporate Sponsors and leading figures in the coatings industry will present on a range of topics all related to the coatings industry.  At the end of each webinar, there is an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.  The webinar presenter, supported by a panel of industry experts, will address all technical enquiries.  This is a great opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the latest innovations in our industry.

What does it entail?

We meet weekly on Zoom, at 2.30 pm BST on Wednesday afternoon.  OCCA hosts the 30-40 min ‘live’ webinar followed by a 15-minute Q&A session.

How do people register?
The webinars are available to all OCCA members, Corporate Sponsors and students & staff from our recognised Educational Partners. Weekly updates with information about the programme of confirmed speakers and topics can be found on our website and social media pages

Register online for attendance at any or all of the scheduled sessions via our Events section on our website: www.occa.org.uk/events

 Missed a webinar?
Copies of each presentation are available to download via the Members’ Area of the OCCA website.  Additionally, all sessions have been recorded and made available for download upon request by webinar attendees.

Would you like to present a webinar or join a discussion panel?
If you have research that is relevant to the coatings industry and would like to share and debate with our members;  or you are an industry expert and would be willing to contribute to the panel please contact: admin@occa.org.uk

Weekly Webinar Programme

 

#1           Graham Armstrong, OCCA, President
Thursday 21st May

“Inspiring Colourful Futures……Why do we use paint?”

 

#2           Markus Vogel, Evonik
Wednesday 27th May

“A new silica particle technology to improve the durability of architectural coatings”

 

#3           Dr Lars Kirmaier – Sun Chemical
Wednesday 3rd June

“Eco-efficiency and Performance: Advancements in Organic Pigments”

 

#4           Dr Lucas Zimmerman – ICL Phosphate Specialty
Wednesday 10th June

“A new revolutionary scratch resistance additive to increase the durability of waterborne wood coatings”

 

#5           Ulf Moebius and Stephen Gilligan  – BASF Colors & Effects
Wednesday 17th June

“Reach out to the future:  Xfast® Easy Color”

 

#6           Ed Rushworth – Blackburn Chemicals
Wednesday 24th June

“Dispelair CF 604: New deaeration additive for spray applied coatings”

 

#7           Jorn Renema – BASF Formulation Additives
Wednesday 1st July

“Block copolymers as coatings additives”

 

#8           Dan Clingerman – PPG Silica Products
Wednesday 8th July

“Silane-Modified Silicas as Functional Matting Agents”

 

#9           Michael Sommer – Gustav Grolman GmbH
Wednesday 15th July

“Plastics re-cycling vs. upcycling”

 

#10         Rick Ridenour  – BASF Colors & Effects
Wednesday 22nd July

“Inorganic Pigments”

 

#11         Joanne Mitchell – Sun Chemicals
Wednesday 29th July

“Compal range of aluminium pigments for water-based systems and powder coatings”

 

#12         Antonietta Schiro – Vinavil SpA
Wednesday 5th August

“Multifunctional nano-polymer emulsion for wood coatings”

 

#13         Colin Wakeford – X-Rite
Wednesday 12th August         

“Cutting Edge Colour Matching Solutions for Paints & Plastics”

 

#14         Andre Bendo – BASF Colors & Effects
Wednesday 19th August

“Get the Royal Treatment – Next Generation Lumina® Royal Effect Pigments”

 

#15         Dr Ivan Viviani – Maflon SpA
Wednesday 26th August

“Maflon: Innovative Fluorinated Solutions”