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Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions

Date: March 3, 2014 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Location: Salford Innovation Forum, Salford University, Manchester

Contact: Further information: Jim Bury Tel:01254 275084, email: Registratyion assistance contact Manchester OCCA website

  • The Manchester Section of the Oil & Colour Chemists Association will hold their 14th Annual half day seminar on Monday 3rd March 2014 at the Salford Innovation Forum on the Salford University complex, plenty of parking and only a 5 minute walk from Salford Crescent station. This year the event will start with registration and a buffet lunch at 12.00, kindly sponsored by Kronos, with the presentations commencing at 1.00 pm and finishing around 4.30 pm.

    The theme this year will be to present some of the latest challenges that face our diverse coatings industry and offer some potential solutions.

    Our industry is subject to much legislation and we could no doubt have devoted the entire afternoon to the impending BPD and CLP but have invited Dr.Annekathrin Faupel of the Troy Corporation to give us an overview.

    Solvents and solvent based coatings have obviously been in the spotlight since the implementation of the VOC directive, particularly phase II in 2010 (not to mention issues with Cobalt) and the innovation within the world of polymers continues to impress such that it is not only decorative coatings but also protective and marine that are finding water based solutions. One of the most rapidly expanding polymer companies is Organik Kimya and they will discuss:-

    Synthesis technologies and composition design for new generation heterogeneous polymers.

    Keeping with the theme of water based Gary Clark of Metaflake will present “’A novel manufacturing process for Aluminium pigments that gives advantages in water based systems”. This novel and unique process for the manufacture of these pigments is the latest solution for their use with water.

    With manufacturing under constant threat from the developing world it is vital that plants associated with all aspects of the coatings industry (which includes paints, inks, adhesives, polymers & construction chemicals) throughout Europe are the most efficient. Dromont and Comec are pioneers in this market, building tailor made solutions for the most demanding customers in the most challenging situations by providing innovative solutions. Marco Garello will showcase the opportunities that they provide.

    Sustainability, recycling, renewable resource, carbon footprint, waste, all words we are very familiar with and issues that the coatings industry take seriously. The BCF will present an overview of the industry showing the progress that has been made and an indication of the challenges that still lie ahead.


    Registration Fees

    • Member of OCCA: £45.00

    • Retired Member of OCCA: FOC

    • Student Member of OCCA: £20.00

    • Non-member: £135.00 (the non-member fee includes complimentary membership of OCCA to the end of 2014).

    • The Registration fee includes buffet lunch.

    This is an educational event organised by OCCA and is exempt from VAT.

    Attendance at this event provides attendees with four hours of CPD activity. Attendance certificates will be provided to all attendees.


    Table Top Displays

    Facilities will be provided for companies to participate in a table-top exhibition at £200, to include one registration for the symposium, please contact Peter Davys (Tel.0161 799 0592 ; Email. ).



    There will be a cancellation charge of £20.00 for any delegate who fails to attend or cancels less than ten days prior to the event. Name substitutions may be made at any time.


    Further Information

    For further information on the technical programme, contact Jim Bury (Tel. 01254 275084; Email. Or for registration assistance, contact the Manchester OCCA website:

    Should you experience any difficulties then please contact Jim Bury or Peter Davys.


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