The Oil & Colour Chemists’ Association (OCCA)

Stand: 629
Category: Exhibitor List, Surfex Live

Telephone: 0161 733 9220
Email: admin@occa.org.uk
Website: https://www.occa.org.uk/
Address: OCCA, 4th Floor, Clayton House, 59 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2AQ, United Kingdom

Company Profile

OCCA is a professional body, internationally recognised as one of the leading technical organisations for individuals from the coatings & allied sectors. It is a growing body of more than 800 members, which provides both locally-based networking potential and a much wider interaction opportunity with members from around the world.

SURFEX is organised by OCCA in recognition of the importance of keeping up to date with all aspects and developments relating to chemicals and raw materials, inks, resins, adhesives and sealants, protective coatings, paint application and surface preparation, corrosion and construction chemicals, test equipment and manufacturing plant.

Documents

Oil & Colour Chemists' Association “Learning at Work” Week

    PRESS RELEASES

    Special offer on OCCA Membership

    Special offer on OCCA Membership In recent months, partly as a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been working hard behind the scenes to launch several new proactive initiatives, which have resulted in better engagement with members and non-members alike and provided excellent value for money for membership fees. Right now, OCCA have... Read more »

    OCCA Weekly Webinar 5

    OCCA Weekly Webinar 5, Wednesday 4th November 2020 Dr Anita Barni Global Business Development Manager Solutions for textile finishing in a sustainable and circular economy The vision of a sustainable economy is rapidly advancing. Companies are proactively searching for alternative raw materials and production processes for the development of new materials that can have a... Read more »

    OCCA Weekly Webinars

    Launch of Autumn Series Following on from the success of our hugely popular Summer Series, we are thrilled to have launched our ‘Autumn Series’ of 10 more Weekly Webinars, which will run from 7th October - 9th December. The launch was designed to coincide with the UK’s official Learning at Work Week, organised by Campaign... Read more »

    OCCA Weekly Webinar – Compal range of aluminium pigments for water based systems and powder coatings

    OCCA Weekly Webinar - "Compal range of aluminium pigments for water based systems and powder coatings" Date: Wednesday 7th October 2020 Time: 14:30 – 15:30 We are pleased to begin the Autumn Series of our OCCA Weekly Webinars with "Compal range of aluminium pigments for water based systems and powder coatings" presented by Joanne Mitchell of Sun... Read more »

    Oil & Colour Chemists’ Association Sign Up

    Firstly, I hope you are keeping safe & well during these rather challenging times we are facing. We were very pleased to have welcomed you as a participant in our recent new initiative of “Weekly Webinars - Summer Series”. We trust you found the sessions you attended to be of great interest? In recent months we’ve launched several... Read more »

    OCCA & Surface Coatings International

    Surface Coatings International (SCI) Journal is the main publication by OCCA. Issued 6 times per year it is filled with technical papers, industry news, regulatory updates and regional activity reports. SCI has a new editor, Dr Richard Kennedy, and publishing team. OCCA members receive the journal as a benefit of membership. To join OCCA or... Read more »

    OCCA & Academic Institutes

    One of the main objectives of OCCA is to strengthen our relationship with academic institutes, forge new partnerships and recruit new student members as they plan to embark on their career in the coatings industry. Since 2018, OCCA has boasted academic partnerships with three universities - Leeds, Salford and Warwick. As recently as this last... Read more »

    OCCA Visit to the University of Salford 16th of October 2019

    The latest student event organised by the Oil and Colour Chemists’ Association (OCCA) at the University of Salford coincided with the University’s largest new student intake, into the area of Chemical Sciences, for more than 20 years.  University life itself has changed remarkably during the last two decades, as have the challenges faced by our... Read more »

    OCCA & Surface Coatings International

    The below is an extract taken from the August edition of the Surface Coatings International (SCI) Journal. To read more please click here Surface Coatings International (SCI) Journal is the main publication by OCCA. Issued 6 times per year it is filled with technical papers, industry news, regulatory updates and regional activity reports. SCI has... Read more »

    Industry responses to the COVID-19 pandemic

    The below is an extract taken from the August edition of the Surface Coatings International (SCI) Journal. To read more please click here ‘May you live in interesting times’ by Paul Sheppard OCCA President Elect & Laboratory Manager HMG Paints   The phrase ‘may you live in interesting times’ was thought to be a translation... Read more »

    SCI Technical Paper: The prospects for antiviral coatings

    The below is an extract taken from the August edition of the Surface Coatings International (SCI) Journal. To read more please click here By Peter Collins (Peter Collins Coatings Consultancy) & Richard Kennedy (Editor of Surface Coatings International) Introduction: The current COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on societies worldwide. Within a matter of... Read more »

    SCI Technical Paper: Novel Oil-Modified Acrylic Multi-Domain Dispersions for Wood Coatings

    The below is an extract taken from the August edition of the Surface Coatings International (SCI) Journal. To read more please click here By Andreas J. Steiner, ALLNEX Austria GmbH, Austria Lunzer, T. Vanheertum, T. Kittler, L. Sterckx, K. Gariepy   Abstract: Waterborne acrylic dispersions and alkyd emulsions have been extensively used for architectural coatings... Read more »

    Managing Virtual Events

    The below is an extract taken from the August edition of the Surface Coatings International (SCI) Journal. To read more please click here By Ann-Marie Etherington & Laura Merritt OCCA has long been a member of the Science Council, a membership organisation for professional bodies and learned societies across science, bringing together a range of... Read more »

    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... Read more »

    OCCA Weekly Webinars – Inform, Inspire & Involve

    OCCA Weekly Webinars – Inform, Inspire & Involve 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... Read more »

    MG Paints donates hand sanitiser

    HMG Paints donates hand sanitiser April 2020 – HMGM97 The UK’s largest independent coatings manufacturer, HMG Paints Ltd has utilised its manufacturing knowledge and existing alcohol stocks to produce hand sanitiser for front-line workers, care providers and charities in Manchester and across the UK. The company developed the First Thing Sanitiser, which contains over 70%... Read more »

    The Surfex Dinner

    An evening of fun and relaxation…   The OCCA Surfex Charity Dinner will be held in the Banqueting Suite at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry at 7.00pm on Tuesday 8 June to co-incide with SURFEX 2020. Guests will enjoy a drinks reception and 3 course dinner, whilst also having the chance to ‘hedge their bets’ in the... Read more »

    The SURFEX Bursary

    Surfex Bursary Surfex is providing a Bursary for the education and training of Chemists - in education or employment in the UK For help and advice please contact: Dr Laura Merritt: laura@occa.org.uk Find out more information regarding the Surfex Bursary

    OCCA November 2019 Press Release

    OCCA Visit to the University of Salford 16th of October 2019   The latest student event organised by the Oil and Colour Chemists’ Association (OCCA) at the University of Salford coincided with the University’s largest new student intake, into the area of Chemical Sciences, for more than 20 years.  University life itself has changed remarkably... Read more »

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