A Sustainable future for Adhesives and Sealants - Hosted by BASA

Time & Location

Wednesday: 15.00 to 16.00, Stage 2

Session Host

Dr. Norman KeaneDirector of Innovation Ingevity

About this Session

A Sustainable future for Adhesives and Sealants

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

60 min feature panel session on Day 1, hosted by BASA (British Adhesives and Sealants Association)

The panel will look at aspects of sustainability (packaging, VOC emissions and energy demands) relating to the Net Zero pledges, the issue of dismantlability and the need for innovative design and how regulation and standards have a role to play in the development of innovative solutions to enable circularity and sustainability. Representatives from the sector and standards and Regulation makers will discuss how adhesives and sealants can be enablers for a sustainable future.

Session Host – Jim Palmer J P Consultancy Ltd – BASA Technical Officer

Guest Panellists:

Steve Farnworth, Managing Director – Itac

Jenny Barnett, SHEQ Manager – F Ball and Co Ltd

Lorna Williams, Executive Officer – British Adhesives & Sealants Association

Bio: Dr Norman Keane is Director of Innovation for Ingevity’s Engineered Polymers business, based at Warrington in Cheshire and is the home of the Capa® range of products. Dr Keane started his career with ICI initially in Advanced Materials at Wilton before joining the Polyurethanes business (Now Huntsman) in Brussels. He has held senior R&D management roles with Elementis, Ansell and Weir Group in Malaysia and the United States and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Steve Farnworth

Steve Farnworth

Managing Director - Itac Adhesives

Bio: Steve joined Itac as their General manager in 2013 and assumed responsibility as Managing Director in 2020. Prior to Itac, Steve held operations management roles within the plastics, chemical products, and agrochemicals industries and holds a degree in Chemistry from the University of Leeds

Jenny Barnett

Jenny Barnett

SHEQ Manager - F Ball and Co Ltd

Bio: 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 lead 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).

Lorna Williams

Lorna Williams

Executive Officer and General Secretary, British Adhesives & Sealants Association.

Bio: 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.