"Regulatory pressures within the coatings industry – problems and solutions" - Panel session (Hosted by Oil & Colour Chemists’ Association (OCCA)"

Time & Location

Thursday: 12.00 to 13.00, Stage 2


Dr. Con Robert McElroySenior Lecturer in Green Chemistry, University of Lincoln

About this Session

Confirmed panellists/speakers include:
1. Paul Sheppard Regulatory and Compliance Manager, HMG Paints Limited
2. Graham Armstrong Sales and Technology Mentor, Indestructible Paint Limited
3Robert McElroy Senior Lecturer in Green Chemistry, University of Lincoln

Regulatory pressures within the coatings industry – problems and solutions (OCCA)

Paul Sheppard will open the presentation by listing the various regulatory pressures and coatings industry specific chemicals that are affected. Con McElroy will follow this by discussing safer and greener alternatives to restricted dipolar aprotic solvents used during the process for recycling Lithium-Ion batteries. Graham Armstrong will finish the session by discussing Chrome free alternatives to the REACH Authorised substance Chromium Trioxide traditionally used in inorganic coatings for corrosion protection of compressor blades in aeroengine and industrial gas turbines.

Speaker Bio:

Dr Rob McElroy is a Senior Lecturer in Green and Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Lincoln. His main research is around surfactants, phytomining and phytocatalysis, mesoporous carbons, bio-derived polymers and solvents.

He is one of the co-inventors of the solvent Cyrene and the CTO of the start-up Starbons Ltd. From his PhD in bio-derived pressure sensitive adhesives at Keele University, to a 2 year post doc in dialkyl carbonate chemistry at Ca Foscari (Venice), to 12 years at the University of York, Dr McElroy has always worked in the field of Green and Sustainable Chemistry.

He is particularly interested in working with industry to help solve issues and find opportunities in and around the transition to a circular economy. Rob