Part of the ‘Minimising waste in chemical formulation’ FEATURE SESSION/PANEL Q&A (Hosted by GAMBICA)

It's not all about energy


Martyn FordhamManaging Director - Asynt

Time & Location

Thursday: 14.30 to 15.30, Stage 4

About this presentation

Martyn will explain how using equipment designed to reduce water and raw material use, can translate into financial savings. “Saving the planet, doesn’t have to cost the earth” says Martyn, who will talk about how you can make your lab more sustainable by using waterless condensers and how switching to alternatives to oil baths and heating mantles can save both raw materials and energy.

About this session

In this session, expert members of GAMBICA, the trade association for lab equipment, test and measurement suppliers, will offer step by step advice on how to drive waste minimisation in key areas that matter to the chemical industry; avoiding incomplete chemistry, minimising use of energy and raw materials and reducing end of pipe waste and re-work. Drawing on expertise from extensive collaborations with leading chemists and organisations, the speakers will explain how they are responding to the chemical industry’s drive to transform research and development by focusing on improving quality, minimising waste and reducing cost. They will each present on particular aspects of waste minimisation for 10 minutes then will open up to a debate on the barriers to waste minimisation and how they can be overcome and on what is coming down the line in terms of technical developments and customer requirements.

Host  – Jacqueline Balian– Head of Laboratories Sector, GAMBICA

Themes & Guest Speakers/Panellists

  • It’s not all about energy  (Martyn Fordham, MD Asynt)
  • Improving productivity and reducing  waste by appropriate temperature control (Dr Paddy Delaney, CEO Huber UK Temperature Control Ltd)
  • Measure to manage  (Steve Freeman, Process Instrumentation Division – Anton Paar Ltd)


Speaker Bio:

Martyn has been working in the Chemistry field for over thirty years, going on to form Asynt Ltd a company formed to develop, supply and support sustainable and novel products central to the laboratory in 2003.  Asynt works closely with universities and has brought to market a number of university developed ideas for more sustainable operation.