BCA Announcement: Are you involved in UK University spin-offs or start-up enterprises in the chemicals or biochemical sector? If so, we would love to talk to you!

BCA is a UK based trade association representing the chemical supply chain. We already have sector groups covering regulatory affairs, surfactants, biocides, water treatment, surfactant formulations, and cosmetics. We are now evaluating a new sector group for enterprises originating in academia and transitioning to industry. We see this group as a bridge between the academic and business world, and can offer information and support on a wide range of regulatory and industrial topics. We also offer a network of over 120 companies, via our sector groups and open meetings.

We are looking for existing spin-off and start-ups to give us feedback on our ideas to date – tell us if they can meet your needs, and what support you would also like to see from a trade group.

If you would like to hear our ideas, and give your feedback on what YOU would like to see from us, please contact enquiries@bcaorg.com

SAFE LIVING – The importance of Biocides

Panel Session hosted by the BCA at CHEMUK 2023

Wednesday 10th May – 15.00 – 16.00, Stage 1

Imagine a world without biocides – a world where rotting wood structures is the norm, where super rats destroy foodstocks and spread disease, where each mouthful of drinking water is taken with potentially fatal consequences, where recreational swimming ends up with contracting poliomyelitis, where efficiency is sapped out of systems because of the energy required to overcome biofouling, where infections pass through society due to lack of effective sanitisers and where surgical procedures are carried out in environments untreated by disinfectants.

Biocides are important and beneficial to everyone. They can and should be used in risk-managed ways – but their benefits should not be under-estimated.

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SAFE WATER – Opportunity and Challenges in Water Treatment

Panel Session hosted by the BCA at CHEMUK 2023

Thursday 11th May – 13.00 – 14.00, Stage 1

Safe water is a fundamental requirement for quality of life. We will look at water use beyond drinking – In our pools and spas, in the systems used for heating and cooling, and the huge quantities of water used in industry. We look at the ways in which we make this water safe, and manage its impact on the wider environment.

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