"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


Graham J Armstrong FIMF FTSCSales and Technology Mentor, Indestructible Paint Limited

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
3. Con Robert 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:

After over 50 years in the paints and coatings industries, Graham Armstrong should really be considering retirement, but the “buzz” of the industry keeps him going!

Starting in 1968 as the laboratory junior, paint just seemed to get in his blood, and a career full of interesting and exciting times has whizzed past in the blink of an eye! These 50 plus years have seen him in technical, marketing, sales and general management roles within several large and small paintmakers. During all these years, Graham has fully supported the technology societies linked with the paint industry. After several years as an OCCA member, he was delighted to be offered, and accept, the role of President from 2018-2021

In addition, Graham has long been involved with the Institute of Materials Finishing and was their President from 2013-2016. In 2019 he also accepted the role of Vice Chair of the Surface Engineering Leadership Forum (SELF