BCF Content Seminars

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.


  • 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


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.


16:00 - 16:20

Paint and Coatings Sales Trends


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.


16:40 - 17:00

Political and Policy Outlook for the Coatings Sector


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


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.


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.


  • Jill Woods Product Compliance Manager - Domino UK Ltd
14:00 - 14:20

Fire Safety Standards For Paints Post-Grenfell


14:20 - 14:40

Reducing Environmental Impact when Painting


14:40 - 15:00

The Importance of Biocides for Coatings