Innovation in coating formulation: Accelerated development and novel functionality
This is a new initiative for West Riding OCCA and the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) to jointly host an event to promote the benefits of both organisations. CPI will provide facilities and speakers demonstrating the equipment and funding opportunities available to companies in the surface coatings industry. They have a number of funding allocations to support Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the NE Region, as well as National and International Support.
CPI’s National Formulation Centre is based at Sedgefield in County Durham, located alongside CPI’s Printable Electronics and Graphene Application Centres and enables CPI to provide a joined up approach to the development of next generation formulated products and their applications across markets such as paints and coatings, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, home and personal care, industrial products, oil and gas, and food and drink.
14th March 2017
The Neville Hamilin Building, NETPark, Sedgefield, Co Durham, TS21 3FG
Arrival, registration, networking 10.00 – 10:30
Talk 1: Introduction to CPI, Formulations and the NFC (30 mins) 10:30 – 11.00 Darren Ragheb
Talk 2: High throughput screening applications in coatings (30 mins) 11.00 – 11:30 Dr Lynn Donlon
Talk 3: Funding for Innovation: Opportunities and Requirements (30 mins) 11:30 – 12.00 Sandy Gunn
Talk 4: R&D Tax Credits (30 mins) 14.00- 14:30 Alister Brown & Dr Bernadette Johnson, Addere Valorem Ltd
Talk 5: Graphene in Coatings (30 mins) 13:30- 14.00 Dr Steve Devine
Talk 6: Industry talk TBC (30 mins) 13.00 – 13:30 (Tony Jackson/John Carroll)
Lab tours, networking etc. 14:30 – 16:00
Tours of the National Formulation Centre and Graphene Application Centre laboratories will be offered to all visitors. These will be in groups of 5-10 to allow maximum time for interactions and discussion with the tour leaders.