On-Demand Webinar

Will the UK coatings industry experience a Brexit dividend?

Will the UK coatings industry experience a Brexit dividend?

Tom Bowtell
CEO
BCF

Coatings and printing ink industry sales trends, economic drivers for the sector and balance of trade with the EU and other trading partners

David Park
Public Affairs Manager
BCF

Impact of EU exit on BCF members in the first weeks’ trading since the end of transition, and longer term opportunities and threats

Emily Bradley
Regulatory Affairs Manager
BCF

How will Brexit impact Chemical Regulations in the UK?

Panel Q&A session with the above three speakers

Presentations by the NIA

Presentations by the NIA

Dr Sean Kelly
Senor Project Manager
Nanotechnology Industries Association

Advancing into a new world in coatings and surfaces– the translation of Nano into Advanced Materials and implications for regulation and policy 

Nanomaterials have evolved over the last decade to shape regulatory changes worldwide, and, with constant innovation in materials and processes, a new king is in town, Advanced Materials. Increasingly, policy makers, public authorities and funding agencies refer to advanced materials, with the European Commission moving away from reference to nanomaterials and into a focus on advanced materials in the upcoming Horizon Europe. We take a look at what exactly Advanced Materials are, whether they are a ‘thing’ at all and how actors such as the OECD and regulatory agencies are addressing the new kid in town. We also provide a short introduction to the nanomaterials sector and how nanomaterials have been used to add functionality in coatings and surfaces, with some examples from NIA’s industrial members. Overcoming some of the challenges to bringing new nanomaterials to market will also be addressed and some examples given as to how these have been overcome.

Dr Emily Haas
Senior Research Scientist
Promethean Particles

From Nano Additives to Superhydrophobic Coatings

Promethean Particles is a pioneer in the manufacture of high specification nanomaterials for a range of applications including printed electronics, energy capture and storage, healthcare, functional nanoceramics and coatings.

The company has developed breakthrough innovations in nanoparticle technologies by designing safe and commercially viable liquid dispersions at its multi-material manufacturing plant. Located at Genesis Park, Nottingham, the site manufactures nanoparticles with tonnes-per-year capacities through a patented continuous flow process – making it the largest reactor system of its kind in the world.

As a partner in the national, Innovate UK-funded projects ICELIP and REPETEX, Promethean Particles is involved in the development of super-hydrophobic nanomaterials for use in repellent coatings. Since the projects contain partners from all parts of the value chain, they provide a great overview of how nanomaterials can be adapted and upscaled using Promethean’s continuous flow manufacturing methodology, to then be formulated downstream into a functional coating.

Michael Bryant
Associate Professor in Tribology and Corrosion Engineering
Institute of Functional Surfaces

Engineering functional surfaces for Total Hip Replacements

The ability to control and manage the wear and corrosion of biomedical orthopaedic implants is vital for their long term functionality. Surface coatings provide an attractive solution to this problem. However since their introduction, coated implants have been plagued with issues associated with corrosion, delamination and high wear. This talk will explore some of the challenges associated with the development of coatings for the use in Total Hip Replacements, cover current industrial and clinical drivers and past experiences of coating technologies. Finally, work underway at the University of Leeds to address some outstanding issues will be presented.

European Poison Centre Notifications (PCN)

European Poison Centre Notifications (PCN)

Nirav Banker
Business Head (UK, Asia-Pacific and Middle East)
SIAM U.K.

Dr. Pilar Ortiz-Alías
Regulatory Affairs
SIAM S.L., Spain

The new Annex VIII to the CLP Regulation, defines the harmonised requirements for Poison Centre Notifications (PCN) applicable as of the start of 2021. Importers and/or downstream users will have the obligation of submitting this information to EU Member States in order to be used by their respective Poison centres in case of emergency health response. Some general topics in this webinar will include – What is a Poison Centre? What is required? What is the UFI code?, others, Q&A session

Live demonstration of IKA’s Rotavisc Viscometer

Live demonstration of IKA’s Rotavisc Viscometer

Kevin Mann
Senior Sales Manager
IKA England

IKA’s Rotavisc Viscometers are capable of measuring the viscosity of a variety of samples such as resins, coatings and gels. With modern features, a 10 year warranty and UK based service, the Rotavisc is a reliable lab partner. Join us while we showcase the IKA Viscometer. The webinar will mainly focus on methods for measuring the viscosity of various surface and coatings products.

Chemical Regulatory Management In China

Chemical Regulatory Management In China

Bryan Zhou
Deputy General Manager
CIRS Ireland

An introduction to chemical regulatory in China including regulatory framework, China REACH, China hazardous chemical management and China GHS. Practical advice from CIRS regarding how to comply with China chemical regulations will also be offered.

A Series of Presentations by the NIA

A series of presentations presented by the NIA

Director General
Nanotechnology Industries Association

Hosting a series presented by the NIA

Dr Kai Paul
Senior Consultant
Bluefrog Scientific

The REACH annexes have recently been updated with specific data requirements needed for nanomaterials (Regulation (EC) 1881/2018). As of the 1st January 2020 the regulation is now in full force. However, the novel properties of nanoforms leads to novel problems with regard to testing. Therefore, many standard tests may not be applicable. Further, traditional cut-offs to screen (e.g. bioaccumulation) and inform intelligent testing strategies may no longer apply. Thus, testing strategies may become less streamlined leading to greater cost. Moreover, standard processes for assessment and specific release factors do not exist which may restrict production or use. We briefly look at missing tools and rules in comparison to conventional organic chemicals and how these can be addressed for REACH compliance.

Dr Robert Menzel
University Academic Fellow
University of Leeds

Nanocarbon materials, such as carbon nanotubes and graphenes, have attracted enormous interest due to their remarkable intrinsic properties and broad range of potential applications. The ability to tailor the surface chemistry of nanocarbons is of crucial importance to ease nanocarbon processing and enable integration into existing and new technologies. We explore a new versatile thermo-chemical surface treatment to introduce a wide variety of chemical functional groups onto the nanocarbon surface whilst maintaining the excellent structural properties of the untreated materials. These thermochemical surface treatments are extremely versatile and solvent-free, greatly simplifying work-up and improving scalability. The effect of the surface treatments is characterised in terms of nanocarbon structure (electron microscopy, Raman), surface chemistry (XPS) and surface energetics (inverse gas chromatography).

Dr Sean Kelly
Senior Project Manager
Nanotechnology Industries Association

Nanomaterials have evolved over the last decade to shape regulatory changes worldwide, and, with constant innovation in materials and processes, a new king is in town, Advanced Materials. Increasingly, policy makers, public authorities and funding agencies refer to advanced materials, with the European Commission moving away from reference to nanomaterials and into a focus on advanced materials in the upcoming Horizon Europe. We take a look at what exactly Advanced Materials are, whether they are a ‘thing’ at all and how actors such as the OECD and regulatory agencies are addressing the new kid in town. We also provide a short introduction to the nanomaterials sector and how nanomaterials have been used to add functionality in coatings and surfaces, with some examples from NIA’s industrial members. Overcoming some of the challenges to bringing new nanomaterials to market will also be addressed and some examples given as to how these have been overcome.