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West Riding OCCA – Aspects of Protective Coatings – Protection of Steel, Wood & Plastic Substrates

September 19, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Provisional timings

10.30-11:20 – Delegate Registration, Coffee, Table Tops and Networking
11.30 – Keynote
13:20 – Lunch, Table Tops and Networking
15:55 – Comfort Break, Photos, Table Tops and Networking
17.05 – Closing Remarks Networking 

Link to Forum website, for the latest information about the event and the presentations, posted as we receive it:

Link to Registration webpage, with Early Bird rates:

Table Top Presentations are available. Each get a 5 minute ‘Table Top Overview’ slot in the presentation programme, immediately before lunch break.  Please discuss Table Top Presentations directly with Rob Lewis 07935 804100.

“Aspects of Protective Coatings’17 is following our ~ 5 year Forum Subject Cycle, now for the 3rd time


The traditional title “Protective Coatings” generally focuses on Corrosion of Steel substrates.

This is important and will feature in our Forum, however, what about Protection of other substrates that coatings technologists must Protect.

Wood – For centuries the types of Wood used in construction, have been selected to minimise Degradation and failure. In more modern times, Coatings Technologists needed to formulate Coatings to Protect Wood substrates of lesser and cheaper, quality.

Plastics – In many cases replacing Wood, or Metal substrates, are not innately problem free.

Even now, some consumers think they are, and expect Plastic items to last for many years.

If they do, last for years, is it the type of Plastic, or a Coating, or other technology protecting them?

When Protecting Wood and Plastic substrates, even if not against failure, technologists must Protect the aesthetics, that encouraged the consumer to purchase the item. (At least until the marketing department produce the next ‘must have’ latest version).

Understanding important “Aspects of Protective Coatings” for different substrates, when selecting and combining raw materials and formulating a coating, will certainly help.

Knowing who can help you with technical support and sound advice, will save many hours of search and bench work.

West Riding OCCA have ‘Selected and Combined’ a Forum of companies that are keen to help you understand “Aspects of Protective Coatings” for different substrates, such as ‘Steel, Wood & Plastic’.

They will help dispel some of the mysteries, give ‘Sound Advice’ and offer ‘Technical Support’.

This Forum has something for everybody who has an interest in Protective Coatings for different substrates; from large producers, to small Industrial paints manufacturers and the companies that support them.

This concentrated form of lecture programme will have many advantages to members and companies, and we have come to expect good support from OCCA, and non-members.

 “Aspects of Protective Coatings – Protection of Steel, Wood & Plastic Substrates” continues West Riding OCCA’s popular series of Forums showing developments in the Surface Coatings industry. The event can be used in support of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for Professional Membership: Licentiate (LTSC); Associate (ATSC); and Fellow (FTSC).

Come and join West Riding OCCA, for a typical, relaxed, friendly and informative afternoon.

There will, as usual, be Early Bird delegate rates and a non-OCCA member offer of free membership for a year.

 If you have queries, please contact:

Rob Lewis
+44 (0)7935 804100

Sandy Gunn
+44 (0)787 233 5989


Aspects of Protective Coatings – Protection of Steel, Wood & Plastic Substrates – Programme Summary:
Now also includes Concrete Substrate.

Keynote Address (20 mins)
Professor (Emeritus) James T. Guthrie (Jim)

“Fundamentals of Corrosion of Carbon Steel” (30 mins)
Malcolm Morris, Technical Manager, Sherwin Williams, Bolton, (Formerly Leigh’s Paints).

“From Wood Basics to New Innovative Design Solutions for the Future” (30 mins)
Luc Sterckx, Technical Support and Business Development, Wood & Construction EMEA, allnex

Coating of Plastics and the Role of Adhesion Promoters” (30 mins)
Paul Swan, Principle Technical Services Representative, Eastman Company (UK) Limited.

“An Introduction to Passive Fire Protection” (20 mins)
Malcolm Morris, Technical Manager, Sherwin Williams, Bolton, (Formerly Leigh’s Paints).

“Why Coatings Fail to Protect Substrates – a Practical Approach” (20 mins)
Alan Guy, Director of Technology, Safinah Ltd

“SAA Resinous Polyols – Performance Enhancers for Coatings and Inks” (20 mins)
Dr. Paul J. Macefield, Business Development Manager, LuerChem LLC

“Challenges of Painting HDPU Foam Substrates– a Case Study” (10mins)
Brenda Peters, Senior Partner, Analysis

“Concrete Sealing Concept and a Waterborne Acrylic Solution for Concrete Sealing Application” (20 mins)
Ömer Faruk ŞEN, Field Marketing Manager, Organik Kimya


September 19, 2017
10:30 am - 5:00 pm


Village Hotel Leeds South
Capitol Blvd, Tingley, Morley
Leeds, LS27 0TS United Kingdom
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