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PRA, NanoKTN and BCF PresentNanotechnology & the Coatings Industry 2013

September 25, 2013

Nanotechnology based coating products have shown remarkable growth in recent years with BCC Research reporting in January 2010 that the nanotechnology based coatings market was nearly $2.9B in 2009 and that it was projected to grow to $17.9B in 2015, a compound annual growth rate of 39.5%.

This conference, now in its fourth year, will provide insights into new nanomaterial developments and novel process routes, both to the manufacture of nanomaterials and the conversion of these nanomaterials into commercial formulations. It will also have speakers describing new and exciting products across a wide range of coatings applications. In addition, there will be talks on characterisation techniques and the current status on regulatory issues.


9.30     Registration & Exhibition/Posters

10.00   Introduction & Welcome
Dr Barry Park, Theme Manager, NanoKTN

10.10   Colouring our World with Nanotechnology
Dr Philip Taylor, Paints Research Associate, Global Decorative Research Group, AkzoNobel Decorative Paints

10.40   Non-aqueous Sol-gel Chemistry to Nanoparticle-based Coatings & Nanoparticle Characterization for Toxicological Evaluation of their Impacts
Prof Nicola Pinna, Professor for Inorganic Chemistry and Functional Materials, Humboldt University of Berlin

11.00   Nanoengineering for Optimised Adhesion
Dr Gary Critchlow, Loughborough University

11.20   Break, Networking & Exhibition/Posters

11.50   Measurement of Nanometric Coating Film Thickness Variation of Small Components
Mike Conroy, Business Development - Non Contact Metrology, Taylor Hobson Ltd

12.10   NANoREG: A Collaboration Opportunity to Influence the Governance & Regulation of Nanotechnologies
Steve Morgan, Senior Policy Adviser, Defra

12.30   Technology Pitches

12.50   Lunch, Networking & Exhibition/Posters

2.00     Horizon 2020 Programme Opportunities
Craig Sharp, NMP Contact Point

2.10     Nanoparticle Sizing   Think of a Number
Ciaran Murphy, Malvern Instruments

2.30     Risks & Benefits of Nanomaterials in Paints   Results from the NanoHouse Project          
Dr Ingrid Hincapie, Scientist & Project Manager, Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

2.50     Break, Networking & Exhibition/Posters
3.20     Nanomodification of Polymers for Potential Coatings Applications   
Prof Steve Shaw, Dstl Fellow, MOD

3.40     Improving the Performance of Coatings with Nanomaterials
Sandy Reid, CEO, Promethean Particles

4.00     Nanoscale Coatings in the Glass Industry
Dr John Buckett, NSG/Pilkington

4.20     Closing Remarks
Tom Bowtell, BCF

4.30     Close
Call for Posters
Applications are being sought from academics active in the nano-enabled coatings space to display a poster at this conference. Applicants should send a 300 word (max) abstract to Successful applications will be entitled to a discount on the conference fees.

Discounted rates available for members of the NanoKTN, BCF and PRA.