FEATURE PANEL - Hosted by BASA (British Adhesives & Sealants Association)

Construction Adhesives & Sealants - navigating the broad challenges facing suppliers

Time & Location

Thursday: 10.00 to 11.00, Stage 1

Session Host

BASA – The British Adhesives & Sealants Association

About this Session

Construction Adhesives & Sealants – navigating the broad challenges facing suppliers.

BASA is hosting a session with speakers drawn from adhesives and sealant manufacturers, regulatory specialists and brand owners discussing the performance demands that make meeting net zero and other regulatory requirements particularly challenging. We will be looking at how it is vital that the insulation and durability benefits of adhesives and sealants are not sacrificed and that a whole life cycle analysis approach is needed to ensure that the most appropriate products are selected to achieve sustainable and responsible construction.

 

Jane Thornback, CPA, The opportunities that Net Zero brings for manufacturers of Construction Products

Jane is a sustainability policy specialist with over 30 years’ experience within the construction manufacturing, natural resource, and biodiversity sectors.  She has been Sustainability Policy Advisor at the Construction Products Association since 2005 and today she is going to talk about the opportunities that net zero will bring to the manufacturers of construction products. The transition to net-zero buildings will create opportunities for companies in two ways: retrofitting existing structures and ensuring that new construction generates low emissions and Jane will talk to us about those opportunities.

 

Jenny Barnett, S.H.E.Q. Manager, F. Ball and Co. Ltd. Our sustainability journey – an update on F Ball and Co Ltd.’s current and future initiatives.

Jenny has worked in the Adhesives industry for nearly 20 years, originally in quality and analytical laboratories with the last 14 years in Health, Safety and Environmental Management and ISO management systems (9001, 14001 and 18001).  In this time, she has led a global sustainability team and is currently the chair of the BASA Environment and Sustainability working group. Now working as the SHEQ Manager for F. Ball and Co. Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of flooring adhesives and floor preparation products for the contract flooring industry, Jenny will be talking about the companies sustainability journey and their future plans.

 

Sam Hodgson, Technical Manager, Hodgson Sealants Ltd. The Challenges of moving to non-petrochemical feedstocks from a sealant manufacturers perspective .

Hodgson Sealants are the largest independent sealant manufacturer in the UK. As a family-run business based in Yorkshire they have been growing for over 50 years and are leading the way in sealant manufacturing in the UK, with their own in-house R&D facility, supplying across the globe. Sam will be looking at why it is difficult for any manufacturing business to move away from petrochemical feedstocks, and he will discuss the different aspects that need to be considered in terms of cost, availability, and performance.

 

Caroline Raine, Independent Consultant. The costs and complications of divergence between EU and GB CLP for adhesives and sealants manufacturers

Caroline Raine is a regulatory expert in both supply and transport legislation with experience of interpreting and implementing EU legislation relating to hazardous chemical substances. This session will look at the practical consequences of  any GB CLP and EU CLP classification divergence. It will demonstrate the cost impacts of double packaging and warehousing and explain why smaller manufacturers are unlikely to be able to afford to supply the EU and GB market and will have to make some hard decisions about which markets they can afford to supply in future.

 

Lorna Williams, BASA Executive Officer. The Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI), helping to drive higher standards in the presentation of construction product information, prioritising building safety.

Lorna There are eleven Clauses of the CCPI which cover a wide range of matters from responsibility for product information, to accuracy of and clarity of performance claims made, general information and competency. The objective of the Code is that any claim made about a Construction Product must be substantiated by appropriate, clear, and unambiguous evidence. Lorna will use this session to explain why thus is not just about products used in high rise buildings and why the changes to the way that manufacturers will need to substantiate any marketing claims are relevant for all manufacturers, and the drive to banish green washing.

 

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Jane Thornback

Jane Thornback

Sustainability Policy Advisor - CPA (Construction Products Association)

Jane is a sustainability policy specialist with over 30 years’ experience within the construction manufacturing, natural resource, and biodiversity sectors.  She has been Sustainability Policy Advisor at the Construction Products Association since 2005 and today she is going to talk about the opportunities that net zero will bring to the manufacturers of construction products. The transition to net-zero buildings will create opportunities for companies in two ways: retrofitting existing structures and ensuring that new construction generates low emissions and Jane will talk to us about those opportunities.

Jenny Barnett

Jenny Barnett

SHEQ Manager - F. Ball and Company Ltd

Jenny has worked in the Adhesives industry for 15 years, originally in quality and analytical laboratories with the last 10 years in Health, Safety and Environmental Management and ISO management systems (9001, 14001 and 18001). In this time, she has led a global sustainability team and is currently the chair of the BASA Environment and Sustainability working group and. Now working as the SHEQ Manager for F. Ball and Co. Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of flooring adhesives and floor preparation products for the contract flooring industry, Jenny has a BSc(Hons) degree in Molecular Science (with an environmental chemistry leaning) and a Post Grad Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health (DipOSH).

Sam Hodson

Sam Hodson

Technical Manager, Hodgson Sealants Ltd

Hodgson Sealants are the largest independent sealant manufacturer in the UK. As a family-run business based in Yorkshire they have been growing for over 50 years and are leading the way in sealant manufacturing in the UK, with their own in-house R&D facility, supplying across the globe. Sam will be looking at why it is difficult for any manufacturing business to move away from petrochemical feedstocks, and he will discuss the different aspects that need to be considered in terms of cost, availability, and performance.

Caroline Raine

Caroline Raine

Independent Consultant

Bio: Caroline Raine is a regulatory expert in both supply and transport legislation with experience of interpreting and implementing EU legislation relating to hazardous chemical substances. Her knowledge and expertise are wide ranging and has been developed whilst working directly in the chemical industry. Caroline is a qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) for the transport of hazardous goods by road and rail and holds a post graduate certificate in REACH management. Her depth of expertise means Caroline can help others understand, interpret, and manage their regulatory obligations. Caroline is working closely with ECHA on the new poison centres legislation.

Lorna Williams

Lorna Williams

BASA Executive Secretary - BASA

Lorna Williams is an independent consultant for the Chemicals and Materials sector, holding a rolling contract to run the Secretariat for the British Adhesives & Sealants Association (BASA), a trade association for the Adhesives and Sealants industry with around100 members. With a background in Materials Science and over 30 years’ experience in a number of technical and commercial roles related to the adhesives and sealants and construction products markets, Lorna is heavily involved with aspects of UK, European and International standardisation and is actively involved with many other European National Associations within FEICA, the European Adhesives and Sealants Association.