Coatings Group


29 May 2018 – CEO day – What keeps CEO’s awake at night?

Time Session Title
10:00 Registration and coffee
10:20 Opening remarks from the chair
Bruce Trembling
10:30 Keynote address: Politics and paint – What’s the outlook for the next 12 months?
Tom Bowtell, British Coatings Federation
11:00 The impact of the revised B-BBEE legislation – What does this mean for your business in South Africa?
Dr. Ivor Blumenthal, ArkKonsult
11:30 Addressing critical skills shortages
Deryck Spence, SA Paint Manufacturers Association (SAPMA)
Kedibone Maroane, The Chemical Industries Education & Training Authority
12:00 Automation versus people management – Getting the balance right
Carlos Costa, Kansai Plascon
12:30 Luncheon and exhibition viewing
13:30 Beyond environmentally friendly paints - What does this really mean for the paint industry?
Grahame Cruickshanks, Green Building Council of SA
14:00 Keynote: The elimination of lead in paint in South Africa
Noluzuko (Zukie) Gwayi, Department of Environmental Affairs; SAICM Focal Point for South Africa
Ramsook Loykisoonlal, The Department of Health
14:30 Transforming the future of testing to support development
Jabulani Mabuda, Intertek
15:00 Afternoon refreshments and exhibition viewing
15:30 VOC standards the future
Bobby Bhugwandin, Kansai Plascon
16:00 Southern Africa trends – Navigating the future of the coatings industry
Constance Nyambayo, Frost & Sullivan
16:30 Panel discussion: Securing capital to grow and innovate – What does the future hold?
Moderator: Dr. Ivor Blumenthal, ArkKonsult
Carlos Costa, Kansai Plascon
Aggie Argyrou, Warrior Paints
17:00 Closing remarks by the chair

30 May 2018 – Technical day

Time Session Title
10:00 Registrations and coffee
10:20 Opening remarks from the chair
Christine Malthouse, Polymers Paint Colour Journal (PPCJ)
10:30 Recent developments in the lead free pigment for road marking
Parsemonius Mabeza, Union Colours Limited
11:00 Understanding trade protection in South Africa
Donald MacKay, XA International Trade
11:30 Reduction of TiO2 in Point of Sale Tint Bases without compromise to colour matching software
Paul Dietz, FP-Pigments Oy
12:00 Latest advances in dry film thickness measurement techniques
Graham Duk, BAMR
12:30 Luncheon and exhibition viewing
13:30 The next generation waterborne wood coatings
Jean-Pierre Chevillotte, Allnex
14:00 New age synthetic thickeners for near zero VOC decorative coatings
Mukund Gogte, Ashland Specialty Ingredients
14:30 New high solid coating raw materials provide superior performance for long-lasting substrate protection
Macro Heuer, Evonik
15:00 Afternoon refreshments and exhibition viewing
15:30 A new look at inter-linked performance factors with a view to both power consumption and time of processing improvements for high quality coating products
John Broli, Jones Industrial Mixers
16:00 The dispersant effect, corrosion control with aqueous DTM coatings
David Tarjan, ICL Group, USA
16:30 Comparative accelerated and outdoor testing of weathering degradation of transportation coatings using ASTM D7869
Jim Regan, Q-Lab Europe

31 May 2018 – Technical day

Time Session Title
10:00 Registration and coffee
10:20 Opening remarks from the chair
10:30 Advanced biocides for decorative paints/coatings
Avneesh Kabra, Troy Corporation
11:00 Meeting Current and Future Legislations with Eastman’s Next Generation of Low Emission Coalescing Aids
Graeme Billington, Eastman Chemicals
11:30 Silicone protection for facades - High and low PVC paint solutions
Peer Mohammed Adyar, Wacker Chemicals Middle East
12:00 Changes, developments and trends in POS colorant systems, including environmental considerations
John Bothma, Chromaflo South Africa
12:30 Improving pigments dispersion and synergetic effect with registered biocide with versatile amino acids
Dr. Romain Severac, ANGUS Chemical Company
13:00 Closing remarks from chair
13:10 Luncheon and exhibition viewing