Jim Palmer

Technical Consultant & BASA Technical Officer - J P Consultancy Ltd

Presentation Title: Diisocyanate risk management issues

Abstract: The implications of Diisocyanate Restrictions on PU Adhesives and Sealants.

The ECHA Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) and the Committee for Socio Economic Anaylsis (SEAC) have in November 2017 accepted the suitability of the risk management option proposals put forward by the German competent authority in conjunction with industry.  Consequently, plans for the development of appropriate training materials are progressing. The presentation will outline the details of these training requirements and likely implications for the adhesives and sealants industry for all supply chain actors from raw material suppliers through manufacturers to downstream users. It will also deal with the possibilities for exemptions from training requirements for some product/use combinations.

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.