Presentation - Part of the feature 2-day programme – Hosted by British Association of Sealants & Adhesives (BASA)

Performance demands for sustainability, energy efficiency and the circular economy


Jim PalmerTechnical Consultant & BASA Technical Officer - BASA

Time & Location

Wednesday: 15.30 to 15.50, Stage 2

About this presentation

This presentation looks at the broad topic of sustainability and how it effects the performance demands for adhesives and sealants. It considers the intended function of the adhesives and sealants, including long term durability concerns and looks at how it might be possible to match this up with circular economy demands for debonding, dismantleability and re-use of materials.

2-day British Association of Sealants & Adhesives (BASA) programme at CHEMUK 2021

Over the 2 days, BASA provide 3 distinctive presentations, providing valuable perspective from the Adhesives & Sealants sector:

  • Wed 15 Sept, 11.00 – 11.20, Stage 2 –  A&S and the Circular economy – a member’s case study on recycling  (Jenny Barnett, SHEQ Manager – F. Ball and Company Ltd)
  • Wed 15 Sept, 15.30 – 15.50, Stage 2 – Performance demands for sustainability, energy efficiency and the circular economy (Jim Palmer, Technical Consultant & BASA Technical Officer – BASA)
  • Thur 16 Sept, 11.00 – 11.20, Stage 2 –  The Demands of Regulation on a downstream adhesive or sealant user  (Lorna Williams, Executive Officer – BASA)

Speaker Bio

Jim Palmer has over 40 years technical management experience in the adhesives, sealants and coating industry. He has worked for small independent manufacturers and large multinational corporations in the course of his career. He has a broad knowledge of manufacturing operations, i.e. technical, quality, production, sales purchasing, finance, distribution and systems, combined with experience of project management through functional and multi-disciplined teams. Jim is also conversant with the many regulatory issues facing the modern chemical manufacturing and downstream user industries.