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BASA Bulletin Issue 100

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01Issue 100 March 2023INFORMED COMMENT FROM THE BRITISH ADHESIVES & SEALANTS ASSOCIATIONBASA's 100th Bullen Issue Celebrates 40 years of BASA History!Happy 40 years of BASA represenng the UK & Irish Adhesives and Sealants Industry.The Brish Adhesives & Sealants Associaon (BASA), was formed in 1983 and the rst 14 mini issues of the BASA Bullen were published within the European Adhesives and Sealants quarterly magazine. Issue 1 of the independently published bullen was printed in January 1988. This 100th issue of the BASA Bullen celebrates 40 years of joint history with manufacturers working together to support each other, navigate complex chemical regulaon and promong adhesives and sealants. Here's to the next 40 years, which promise to be a period of change as we all work together to build a more sustainable future.BulletinChairman's MessageOn page 2, read a message from your Chairman Phillip Lee, along with the Secretary's notes for a review on what's happening in the associaon.20Technical Working Group UpdatesOn pages 4-7 read the updates from the Working Group chairs on Technical, Environment & Sustainabilty, Building Adhesives & Construcon, Health & Safety, Sealants and Packaging Adhesives.UKCA MarkingRead the latest updates for UKCA Marking and an overview of the meline of guidance changes on page 9.4 9NEW MEMBERS Members that have joined in the last 12 months:• Ingevity• Hamer & Hamer• Kingsher• Advatac

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BASA Bullen Issue 100 BASA Bullen Issue 1002A Message from your ChairmanI last gave you the benet of my thoughts in the December 2020 printed Bullen and reading my arcle then, I don’t think any of us predicted how long it would take to emerge from the Covid Pandemic. I penned a hopeful message that Sports Day would be held in June 2021, but in fact we were unable to hold any face-to-face events unl March 2022, when we nally held the BASA 39th AGM at the SS Great Britain in Bristol. This was a quiet but very welcome re-introducon to face to face events, and it was good to be able to get together again. The BASA Bullen has remained a digital publicaon throughout 2022, but as 2023 is BASA’s 40th birthday, we have held back on issuing the 100th issue of the BASA Bullen to coincide with the 40th Annual General Meeng. I hope that, as the 40th AGM is the end of my extended three year term as your chairman, that I see many of you at the Industry Lunch aerwards, but if you are reading this aer 22nd March and didn’t aend, then sadly I am sure you missed an informave business forum, and what I am sure was an entertaining aer lunch speech by Roger Marn-Fagg.With the expanding technical and regulatory workload BASA Council have had to look very carefully at the resource levels provided to the Secretariat (including part-me consultants), and this prompted a dicult discussion with FEICA and a hard look at the subscripon’s fees, which have remained unchanged since 2020. The proposals for a 10% increase in fees and a change in the capped rates is to be put to members for vote at the AGM on 22 March to fund the required increase in resources needed to cover the dual regulatory regimes. Even with the increase this is less than three full me sta, so we do rely on members supporng the working groups to ensure that we don’t miss any important technical or regulatory changes and that we can have informed discussion to be certain that BASA’s input reects your views.I would like to take this opportunity to thank FEICA for their appreciaon of the addional legislave workload and cost which Brexit has placed on the UK adhesives industry and for their willingness to engage with us in nding a soluon. That brings me onto my nal point – we urgently need to recruit Council Members who are prepared to step up to roles of Vice Chairman and Chairman as we are in the unfortunate posion of having neither aer the 40th AGM. This is a role that does not take up much me, as the BASA Secretary takes care of the administraon and day to day running of the Associaon, but we do need to ensure good management and make sure that the Council supports the Secretary and members. If this is something that you think you can do, please contact me or the BASA Secretary to discuss.Phillip Lee, BASA Chairman, Ace Adhesives LtdNotes from the SecretaryLorna Williams, Execuve Ocer and General SecretaryIt has been a few months since I added any notes to the online bullen’s that were issued last year. This year is BASA’s 40th birthday and this is the 100th independently published issue of the BASA Bullen so happy ruby anniversary! For those new to BASA, our formaon in 1983 resulted from the joining of two long established associaons: the Brish Adhesives Manufacturers Associaon and the Sealant Manufacturers Conference.Over the last 18 months we have introduced free-to-members weekly drop-in clinics at 10am via Microso Teams. Every Friday's session is recorded and put on the BASA website so that any members that are unable to join live can watch back at any me. All the informaon is on the working group pages under BASA Drop-in Clinics. We have added many themed sessions, which are parcularly helpful for gathering informaon on specic UK and EU consultaons.At the end of these sessions, we oen have ‘Sam’s Friday Fact’ with a ‘this day in history’ interesng fact to close the session. I therefore thought that as this is BASA’s 40th birthday, or Ruby Anniversary, that I could give you some interesng facts about rubies! Rubies and sapphires come from the same mineral, corundum. Traces of tanium and iron are what give sapphires their intense blue colour. Rubies get their red colour from chromium. They score 9 on the Mohs hardness scale, which is only one scale lower than diamonds at the top! Both Chromium and Titanium have their past and present technical challenges to adhesives and sealant formulators!Talking of Titanium, I urge you to read my update on page 11 regarding the carcinogen classicaon issues. The whole technical team and I are available to support all BASA members so don’t hesitate to contact us to join the drop-in for guidance and help to navigate the increasingly complex regulaons. New services launched in 2022 are substance and biocide watch lists and an issues map to summarise key topics. We are going to update the issues map shortly to make it even easier to navigate and we are looking to put some website updates in place to add a search funcon. If there is a topic you want more informaon about, please let either Jim or I know. We also have an improved Business helpline service that launched on 1st January. This will give you access to many documents as well as free telephone support and we will be sending the access details to you all to use.Finally, I have a reminder for all BASA’s raw material suppliers that as part of the membership benets you can submit arcles promong new or exisng products on the website and we are looking to launch a new service where annually each raw material supplier can take advantage of a dedicated mailshot with an arcle of their choice. Please contact me if you would like to submit something. The BASA Handbook is being put together for distribuon at the ChemUK exhibion in May, so if anyone would like to take out an advert then the cost is £500 + VAT for a full-page advert or £250 + VAT for a half page advert for BASA Members. Do you have an advanced materials innovation that canhelp support generation-after-next defence capabilities?DASA: Defence andSecurity AcceleratorDASA finds and funds innovation for a safer futureClosing soon! Don't miss outChallenge 1: Intelligent materials and structuresChallenge 2: Materials for enhanced thermal managementUp to £300,000 available for innovations in two challenge areas:Advanced Materials for Defence Contact your local DASA Innovation Partner: Send your advert to: by 24th April 2023

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DASA Defence and Security Accelerator DASA finds and funds innovation for a safer future Do you have an advanced materials innovation that can help support generation after next defence capabilities Advanced Materials for Defence Up to 300 000 available for innovations in two challenge areas Challenge 1 Intelligent materials and structures Challenge 2 Materials for enhanced thermal management Closing soon Don t miss out Contact your local DASA Innovation Partner www gov uk dasa

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BASA Bullen Issue 100 BASA Bullen Issue 1004me was the insgaon of weekly half hour ‘clinic’ sessions each Friday morning. These sessions have been connued throughout 2022 and will connue for the foreseeable future. They are open to all members to join, and the BASA consultants are available to answer any quesons (or to undertake to seek the answers) for everyone’s benet. Some sessions are open for any topic, and some are themed, though there is always an opportunity to raise any relevant issue. We have had presentaons at these meengs from industry and government experts on a variety of maers. All the sessions are recorded and are available for review on the website here:, where you will also nd the list of upcoming sessions.Environmental and Sustainability issues are a focus both in the UK and EU and BASA has a dedicated working group covering this very broad subject area. In this working group, and all the other working groups, for that maer, we connue to monitor and contribute to the relevant EU developments in the FEICA groups as well as focusing on the UK changes. Of parcular relevance in the UK E&S area are the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) proposals, following on from the recently introduced Plascs Packaging Tax, and the iniaves to reduce carbon dependency aka Net – Zero.We are very fortunate to have a wealth of experience and experse within the technical community of BASA who work hard to interpret the implicaons for our industry of the various scenarios as they develop, oen in advance of their implementaon, and to communicate them both to members and our government. Taking part in the BASA working groups is an excellent way to keep up with the latest developments and I would encourage anyone to think about volunteering. As these meengs are all on-line the me commitment is a maer of personal choice, and can be minimal, but those who parcipate more fully nd it a great contribuon to their own personal development. Please do explore the members area of the BASA website to see what appeals.Finally, I would like to thank all my technical colleagues for their commitment and hard work, which keeps our industry ahead of the issues. I would also like to thank their member companies for allowing their technical people the me to get involved, and a special menon for my consultant colleagues for their experse and dedicaon oen beyond what is expected.Technical overviewAt BASA’s 40th AGM, this month, we are publishing this 100th edion of the BASA Bullen looking forward to what we can expect in 2023. The cumulave eects of Brexit, raw material shortages, supply chain issues and legislave changes, not to menon the war in Ukraine and its eects on the world’s economies, all contribute the connuing trading dicules that we are experiencing.The expected regulatory challenges this year, carrying on from 2022 are sll not as transparent as we all would like. The combined confusion created by the delayed UK REACH legislaon, the remaking of the UK version of the Construcon Products Regulaon, following the Building Safety Bill receiving Royal assent, and the Retained EU Legislaon Bill, currently progressing through the Houses of Parliament, which seeks to remove a huge number of the European Regulaons from our statute books. Plus, the new procedures within the HSE to deal with the GB Classicaon Labelling and Packaging rules and the updang of the GB Mandatory Classicaon List, all make our lives dicult. Meanme the EU machine rolls on and we see the divergence, between our legislaon and Europe, growing ever wider. I apologise for the rant but are you confused yet? BASA will, of course, aim to provide the appropriate guidance and mely advice to assist members in weaving their way through this maize, via a variety of routes.On the BASA website, we have issued and kept updated many guidance documents to help members navigate the pialls whether they are supplying single or mulple markets in GB, UK, EU or worldwide. These guides have been collated on our website into a BASA Issues Map:cleDetails?arcleId=1835), which is the leaping o point to nd the guidance to assist members with their specic issues.During the pandemic, which is thankfully behind us, we all engaged in new ways of working with virtual on-line meengs becoming the norm as the soware plaorms developed. One BASA iniave during this Technical Working GroupsJim Palmer, TSC Chair, J P ConsultancyEnvironment & Sustainability Jenny Barne, Chair, F. Ball and Co. The groups ethos has been:• To inform, guide and assist BASA members and their customers with environmental regulaon and the praccal consequences of it. • To parcipate in the process of introducon and review of regulaon in order to migate unreasonable demands and resolve regulatory conicts. • To inform on circular economy and opportunies for extended lifecycle analysis• To provide BASA policy statements on environmental product issues in order to promote a responsible and stable market. • To provide informaon, tools and guidance on sustainability for use and discussion. The working group will connue to support and contribute to the FEICA sustainability vision.• To support the UK industries’ views communicated on a European level through FEICAThe group has been working on the following hot topics: Sustainability & Environmental Performance• Denion for our industry• FEICA sustainability group acvies• Key topics for BASA Issues map compleon Circular economyThe group uses several sources of updates with regards to circular economy including the Construcon Products Associaon Sustainability Working Group and the FEICA circular economy updates and acviesNew and Consultave LegislaonWe review new legislaon for impacts to our members and review consultave legislaon where it is applicable to our industry. This may include taking part in consultaons from an industry/associaon

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5 BASA Bullen Issue 100 BASA Bullen Issue 100Over the last few years, we have been involved on voting input for EN standards for Flooring Adhesives being converted to ISO standards (ISO 22635, 22636, 22637 published) under ISO/TC 61/SC 11/WG 5. This work continues and a number of standards for assessment of low VOC products and trowel notch sizes are currently being voted on. There is also work to convert the EN 204/205 wood adhesives standards into an ISO standard, another area of interest but where we have no direct UK testing expertise to input. We have seen work on underlayments and the review of the standards under CEN TC 303 trying to align with the existing mandate. It remains to be seen if the FprEN13813 will be approved and cited.The work to try to get the tile adhesive standard hEN12004-1 and hEN14891-1 cited has recently been abandoned after the EC decided that the standards did not answer the mandate and would not be accepted without significant changes. This means that two newer versions have been published but the old 2012 versions are the only ones applicable for both CE and UKCA marking.Talking of UKCA marking - let’s not! I have put together a separate article on Page 9 with a summary of where we are, as this is an issue that cuts across both Sealants and Building Adhesives.Issues with energy costs have been huge, particularly since cement is so important for Building Products. This is likely to remain a high impact factor for us for some time. There have recently been issues in Europe with Ferrous sulphate availability. Adding dry ferrous sulphate is an effective and inexpensive method of reducing the CR(VI) content to below 2 ppm. Having said this, the majority of BASA members have apparently chosen NOT to use this method, most telling me that staining issues were a problem. You are all using more expensive but available reducers it seems! The issue seems to have been caused by shutdowns of sulphate-route TiO2 plants, which brings us onto another complex substance issue. The current status regarding the classification of TiO2 as a carcinogen is another area where I felt it was better to deal with separately. Finally, we are all aware of the upcoming EPR, issues with the plastics tax, and the drive to Net Zero. EPR and plastics tax impacts us directly as adhesives and sealants all have to be supplied packaged. There is no doubt that over the next 10 years we are going to have to look at novel packaging and ways of cost effectively labelling products, particularly if we are supplying to EU member states, who all look like they are starting to implement radically different systems. I hope that the next Bulletin report will be from the new Chair, and I would urge you all to keep an eye on the Members area of the website to keep up with legislation.Building Adhesives & Construcon Lorna Williams, Temporary ChairFirstly, I would like to draw your aenon to the tle of 'Temporary' in this report! The Building Adhesives & Construcon Products Working Group have been without a Chair for some me, and we really feel that we need to do something to invigorate what is an important sector for adhesives.The previous Chair, Neil Sanders, had indicated that he wished to step down as Chair late in 2018 but generously connued to caretake the group through 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, but with no meengs over this period, not having an acve Chair has not signicantly impacted the work, with Jim and I trying to make sure that important content is posted on the website. With new UK regulaons starng to bite, we really feel that this working group now needs to be more proacve rather than just tracking and passing on informaon. But this is your working group so we would welcome any and all volunteers or suggesons to re-organise the group and appoint a Chair.I have therefore oered to chair a meeng that Jim Palmer has organised on 19th April at the TTA Oces in Stone (with a virtual opon) where we can all work out how we want to manage this rather large group.PURPOSE OF THE WORKING PARTY1. To inform members about current and forthcoming issues relang to non-structural Building, wood and mber adhesives, and construcon products including legislaon and standardisaon2. To ensure that our UK members industry point of view is communicated within Europe through FEICA including acve parcipaon in the FEICA Construcon WG3. To represent the UK adhesives interests at Naonal, European, and Internaonal working groups4. To provide briengs and training when relevant to BASA membersperspecve or encouraging members to parcipate individuallyExtended Producer ResponsibilityProviding up to date informaon on the requirements of the new EPR regulaons and providing informaon on potenal impacts, changes to deadlines, webinars and meengs that may be useful to members as the implementaon evolvesPlascs The group acvely informed members of the implicaons of plasc packing tax before, during and aer the implementaon deadlines. The UK and EU approach to microplascs is reviewed as and when new informaon is available. Carbon/Net ZeroThe group is currently reviewing Carbon Literacy and potenal applicaons for our industry. A review took place of the recent consultaon “Towards a Zero Emissions Future – Call for Evidence”. This is being closely monitored as it will eventually outline the strategy towards carbon emissions standards and labelling for products. We also monitor the government strategies for zero carbon and emission reduconsOn the horizon The groups ethos shall remain:• To inform, guide and assist BASA members and their customers with environmental regulaon and the praccal consequences of it. • To parcipate in the process of introducon and review of regulaon in order to migate unreasonable demands and resolve regulatory conicts. • To inform on circular economy and opportunies for extended lifecycle analysis• To provide BASA policy statements on environmental product issues in order to promote a responsible and stable market. • To provide informaon, tools and guidance on sustainability for use and discussion. The working group will connue to support and contribute to the FEICA sustainability vision.• To support the UK industries’ views communicated on a European level through FEICA We envisage increased focus on carbon, carbon reducon and net zero in line with local and naonal strategies.

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BASA Bullen Issue 100 BASA Bullen Issue 1006Isocyanate training The group created a fact sheet regarding what changes were happening to the labelling of Isocyanates. The group created a drop in we session covering the training requirements for the adhesive and sealant sector. Isocyanate webinar covering: • When is the training required• Who is required to be trained• What is the training • Where is the training to take place• How is the training delivered Posions centres & UFI Pre Brexit the regulatory group expert provided “how to” sessions for creang UFI and creang poison centre nocaons. Post Brexit the regulatory group expert provided “how to” for doing voluntary nocaons to help the customers within the supply chain. HSE updates Advising members on changes to UK regulations issued by the HSE applicable to our sector. Biocidal Product RégulaonsAdvising members on the regulaons and where to nd informaon on the biocides they are using. BASA Arcle 95 GB BPR list (biocides). SDS Authoring Soware The group arranged a webinar on alternave SDS authoring soware and provided a List of possible companies who can do SDS authoring. On the horizon The groups ethos shall remain: 1. To inform the membership about forthcoming changes to Health and Safety legislaon applicable to the adhesive and sealant industry i.e. supply and transport of dangerous goods, as well as general occupaonal health & safety.2. To provide members with guidance on the compliance with new legislaon through news bullens, regular consultants reports, brieng documents, seminars, reports on the BASA website, poster sessions and presentaons at the BASA Open Technical Forums.3. To parcipate in the process of introducon and review of regulaon in order to migate unreasonable demands and resolve regulatory conicts.4. To support the UK industries’ views communicated on a European level through FEICA.We envisage more focus on the changes that will impact our members as the UK move more away from our European counterparts. Focus will be on the developments of UK REACH, GB poison centre nocaons, and substances control through the HSE such as biocides. Health & SafetyThe groups ethos has been: 1. To inform the membership about forthcoming changes to Health and Safety legislaon applicable to the adhesive and sealant industry i.e. supply and transport of dangerous goods, as well as general occupaonal health & safety.2. To provide members with guidance on the compliance with new legislaon through news bullens, regular consultants reports, brieng documents, seminars, reports on the BASA website, poster sessions and presentaons at the BASA Open Industrial Forums.3. To parcipate in the process of introducon and review of regulaon in order to migate unreasonable demands and resolve regulatory conicts.4. To support the UK industries’ views communicated on a European level through FEICA.The group has been working on the following hot topics: Mental healthThe group created a “Stress in the workplace” webinar covering: • What is stress in the workplace• How stress can be damaging • Signs of stress• Conducng a stress Risk Assessment Chemical Diversity between the UK and EU The group have been pung together a BASA Watch List which monitors what the HSE intends to do regarding the changes that the EU are constantly making to substance classicaon. Substance updatesThe group monitor and update members with addions to the candidate list, REACH restricons and CLP changes to substances applicable to our industry. Shipping Our group transport expert monitors and updates members of changes aecng ADR, IMDG Code Air (ICAO TIs and IATA DGRs) Technical Working GroupsJames Follows, Chair, Apollo ChemicalsSealants The Sealants working group seeks to inform members about current issues relang to sealants. For example: legislaon, standardisaon, market trends. The group also ensures that our UK members industry points of view are communicated within Europe through FEICA and acvely represents the UK sealants industry interests on Naonal, European and Internaonal technical commiees in relaon to product standardisaon and specic legislave issues relang to our products.The group meets twice yearly, and the recent hot issues have been: UKCA Marking and its implicaonsThe new intenons as regards CE and UKCA marking, and the new intended deadline to cease recognion of CE marking in GB on 30th June 2025 were published on 9 December and a full arcle on the current situaon can be read on page 9.Advise on impact of Substance RestriconsOf specic interest have been compliance with the diisocyanate restricons requiring compleon of appropriate training of users by August 2023 and the classicaon and labelling requirements of tanium dioxide.The details and advice relang to diisocyanates can now all be found on the BASA PU Plaorm, a separate dedicated project group area for PU related legislaon.The news regarding the tanium dioxide classicaon and labelling has been summarised in the separate Bullen arcle on page 11.Standards developmentMembers of the group are our industry representaves on the following BSI, CEN and ISO standards commiees: BSI B547, CEN TC349 and ISO TC59 SC8 Sealant Standards, BSI B510 and CEN TC227 Sealant Standards for Roads, and BSI Anthony Thresh, Chair, Hodgson Sealants

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7 BASA Bullen Issue 100 BASA Bullen Issue 100In November 2021 the Brish Coangs Federaon suggested that Associaons within the food packaging value chain could come together on maers relang to food packaging and its role in maintaining food safety. This is in the context of the signicant developments expected within the food contact materials legislaon, in GB and in the EU, and the impact of the UK’s exit from the EU. The group includes representaon from trade associaons within the food packaging value chain, including BASA, Brish Glass, the Brish Plascs Federaon, the Brish Retail Consorum, the Confederaon of Paper Industries, the Food and Drink Federaon, the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Associaon, BPIF Cartons, and the Packaging Federaon.A virtual meeng was held last July with ocials from the Food Standards Agency (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland). Food contact legislaon is a devolved maer and the FPVCA stress at all meengs the importance to industry of NOT introducing further naon divergence as it will be hard enough for manufacturers to cope with divergence with the EU.Following the last meeng, I have been appointed as chair represenng BASA and BCF are acng as Secretary. We were nally able to hold the rst hybrid meeng hosted by Food and Drink Federaon on 23rd February. Discussion topics included the implicaons of the REUL Bill (read the arcle explaining this UK bill on page 9), UK chemicals strategy, how the FSA of the devolved governments will minimise divergence, and their views on the REU bill implicaons, our hope the FSA approach will connue to be risk-based policy making (although we have to accept that this may result in divergence from the EU!) Substance issues were also touched on (Boric acid, BPA, PFAS, Titanium dioxide, Mineral oils and Styrene), recycled materials and the FSA work programme and priories. The minutes of the meeng are not yet available but will be discussed at the next PAWG meeng.Packaging Adhesives The working group held virtual meengs in March and November last year and will connue this roune going forward. The key issues surround food contact materials, packaging waste and sustainability and are detailed on the BASA Packaging Adhesives Working Group webpage but briey:The working group follows and inputs to the FEICA WG acvies, recently they have coordinated the industry response to the public consultaon on the revision of the EU rules on food contact materials. An industry posion on the review of the EU Framework Regulaon on Food Contact Materials & Arcles has also been developed. The FEICA group also develop guides and posion papers on crical substance issues most recently on the risk assessment of cyclic esters in polyester adhesives and the recommended substuon of a potenally genotoxic silane adhesion promotor out of food contact adhesives.Sustainability and recycling are also key issues for adhesives, and we closely follow developments in these areas as well. We are represented at the FEICA SRAPPA (Sustainability & Recycling of Adhesives in Paper and Packaging Applicaons) task group which inputs on these issues. Adhesives in paper and board recycling is a relavely hot topic and industry responses to developments are formulated and fed into the relevant organisaons either directly in the UK or through FEICA in Europe, ensuring that adhesives and all adhesive technologies are correctly represented.FSH 22 and CEN TC127 Fire Stopping. Unfortunately, there has been lile progress with the harmonised European standards with something of a stand-o between the rapporteurs and the technical commiees struggling to comply with the changes necessary to unblock their citaon. It appears unlikely that this situaon will change unl the commission has completed the revision of the CPR and the CPR Acquis process.UK Government Consultaon on proposed changes to Approved Document BThe proposed amendment to the Building Regulaons currently only applies in England and we will monitor developments in the regulaons of the devolved governments. In the consultaon the government has failed to idenfy any potenal impacts on our industry and therefore we will be providing a BASA response and encouraging members to make their own individual responses. There are two key issues: the proposed removal of BS476 classicaon for reacon to re and re resistance in favour of tesng products to the European Standard, BSEN 13501 series. Our industry has many historical products sll classied to the BS476 classes and will incur costs in terms of retesng and artwork changes. Addionally, the consultaon proposes revisions to paragraphs 10.6 and 10.7 of Approved Document B covering materials and products used in the construcon of external walls, for Buildings over 18m height (over 11m for residenal). We believe further claricaon in the exclusions paragraphs is needed concerning products like adhesively bonded membranes for example.Going forward the group will connue to monitor the above subjects and other substance issues as they arise. Addional topics monitored include re resistance tesng of sealants, and the implicaons for our sector of the governments iniaves on Net Zero legislaon and Extended Producer Responsibility Legislaon. Both these laer issues are addressed by the BASA Environment and Sustainability working group.Jim Palmer, Chair, J P ConsultancyFood Packaging Value Chain Alliance (FPVCA)Lorna Williams, Chair

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BASA Bullen Issue 100 BASA Bullen Issue 1008Sco Bader partners with SAFIC-ALCAN for the distribuon of Texipol® and Texicryl® across FranceSco Bader France is pleased to announce a new partnership with SAFIC-ALCAN SAS, eecve immediately, for the distribuon of Texipol rheology modiers and Texicryl acrylic dispersions across France.SAFIC-ALCAN will distribute Sco Bader’s acrylic polymers and inverse emulsions for paints, coangs, inks, adhesives, construcon and other industrial formulaons except texles.Mark Stanion, Business Manager for Funconal Polymers at Sco Bader, said: “We have partnered with SAFIC-ALCAN to oer our French customers a comprehensive range of easily available market leading products alongside excellent technical support and industry knowledge. We look forward to working alongside the talented team at SAFIC-ALCAN.”“Our companies partnered last year to work together in Turkey, and we are delighted to already extend this partnership to the French market” added Jean-Marie SCHMUCK, Business Development Director Coangs & Construcon at SAFIC-ALCAN. “Specialty dispersions and rheology modiers from Sco Bader represent a great addion to our porolio of environmentally friendly soluons”.EcoVadis awards Sco Bader Gold sustainability rangSco Bader is proud to announce it has been awarded a Gold sustainability rang by EcoVadis, ranking it in the top 4% for sustainability of all companies evaluated globally.Previously awarded Silver, Sco Bader's sustainability rang has increased to Gold thanks to the implementaon of addional measures to report on environmental management, the introducon of an annual Sustainability Report, the companies commitment to implemenng green energy at its sites and its commitment to reducing emissions by 60% by 2025 and to be completely carbon neutral by 2028.Last year, Sco Bader also oset its scope 1 and 2 emissions for 2020 in partnership with the World Land Trust. It has commied to doing this every year unl it is carbon neutral.EcoVadis is the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability rangs, creang a global network of more than 100,000 rated companies in over 175 countries across 200 industries.Sco Bader's performance was rated against 21 indicators grouped into four themes; Environment, Ethics, Labour & Human Rights and Sustainable Procurement.Sco Bader is delighted EcoVadis has recognised its new sustainability iniaves and increased its rang to Gold. It is commied to becoming a fully sustainable company by 2036 which means it will have a net posive impact on the environment from all operaons globally.Please read the online version of this Bullen for the links to this arcle.For more informaon on Sco Bader’s Texipol and Texicryl range, please visit: www.scoonal-polymers/Scott Bader partner with OXECO to offer high-performance bonding for the flexible solar panel marketSco Bader is excited to announce a partnership with chemistry technology expert OXECO, bringing together its Crestabond structural adhesives with OXECO’s primer technology to oer market leading bonding of exible solar panels to roof structures.The partnership oers a fast and eecve way to bond lightweight exible solar panels to roong structures made from aluminium, galvanised and coated steel, PVC plassol coated steel, PVC single ply membranes and composite structures across the Construcon, Transport, Automove and Leisure markets.Sco Bader and OXECO’s joint technology provides a durable, high strength bond, signicantly reducing the cost and complexity of installing lightweight exible solar panels and improving the aesthec appearance once installed. The bonding soluon allows exible solar panels to generate green electricity on structures where this was not previously possible due to the weight of tradional solar panels. Flexible solar panels are up to 80% lighter when compared to tradional glass-faced solar panels and can conform to a larger range of surface curvatures.The technology also eliminates the need for mechanical xings and therefore no holes need to be drilled into the roof, maintaining water ghtness.Jonathan Stowell, Group Strategy Director at Sco Bader said: “Sco Bader is delighted to be working with OXECO in the fast-growing lightweight exible solar panel market. This technology is a game changer oering a simple and eecve way to bond exible solar panels, for a variety of applicaons, in many of the markets Sco Bader operates in.”"Solving the issue of laminate debonding removes a major barrier to the solar energy revoluon and greatly accelerates the move to net-zero” says Vassilis Ragoussis, CEO of OXECO. "Our shared focus with Sco Bader on outstanding performance and pioneering innovaon will enable us to deliver this combinaon product into the market and harness solar energy in currently underulised areas.”

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9 BASA Bullen Issue 100 BASA Bullen Issue 100Timeline of Guidance ChangesUKCA MarkingOn 9th December the DLUHC website guidance was nally updated to conrm that the government intenon is now to end recognion of the CE mark in GB on 30 June 2025 and not the previously advised 31 December 2022. They also conrmed that the previous BASA opinion that current rules, which allow for connued recognion of the CE mark, will remain in place unl legislaon is laid to end recognion of the CE mark.This aects all adhesives and sealants covered by a designated standards (the UK name for harmonised standards. All standards cited on the OJEU by 31 December 2020 were automacally designated, and more details can be found on the CPR project group on the BASA website members area.This new intenon overruled the intenon published in June 2022 and meant that manufacturers who had prepared to use EUNB to ax UKCA marking in respect of AVCP3 characteriscs could no longer do so. This is a chaoc way to manage the situaon and reinforces something that I had loudly protested about all last year. Business need certainty and they need legislaon in place with clear and enforceable achievable deadlines. They cannot make substanal and, in many cases, expensive, decision on the basis of government guidelines and intenons, that are not legally enforceable and are subject to change by the whims of government!AdviceDLUHC have said that the new legislaon will NOT be brought forward this year, so we sll do not know the exact wording and requirements. I would therefore advise that the only opon for members is to comply with the legislaon in force at the moment. If your products are covered under AVCP4 then you can eecvely self-cerfy and CE mark, UKCA mark or both, whichever works for you. Under AVCP3, exisng products can carry UKCA marking in relaon to characteriscs tested by a UK Approved body, or CE marking in relaon to characteriscs tested by a UK Approved body. If you want to do both then you have to have the product tesng duplicated. For new products under AVCP3, then under sub-contracng arrangements a UKAB and an EU NB can work together to produce two reports for one set of tests. For higher levels of aestaon, the cerfying body will need to be a UK body, but most are willing to use EUNB test reports.1 September 2020Guidance First Published24 August 2021Guidance has been amended to refer to the new end-date for recognion of the CE mark in Great Britain (01/01/23) and include claricaon regarding the need for addional legislaon to end recognion of the CE mark.20 June 2022Guidance has been amended to reect the government’s intenon to recognise historic test cercate for products under AVCP System 3. It includes claricaon on the deadline for historic test cercate and condions that make the given cercate valid.9 December 2022Updated to reect the government will connue to recognise the CE mark on construcon products for another 2.5 years, to allow businesses unl 30/06/25 to prepare for the UK mark.22 December 2022Page updated to reect OPSS will not take enforcement acon against any economic actor solely where the UKCA mark has been used on construcon products tested only by an EU recognised noed body for the purpose of CE marking, where this tesng was done before 31/12/22.Retained EU Legislaon UpdateThe Retained EU Law (Revocaon and Reform) Bill was sponsored by Jacob Rees-Mogg, was introduced on 22 September 2022 and is currently (04/03/2023) at the commiee stage in the House of Lords. The Retained EU Law (Revocaon and Reform) Bill does not itself make any major policy changes directly. It is a framework Bill which provides extensive powers to Ministers to decide whether to amend, retain or revoke any of the at least 2,417 pieces of Retained EU Law (REUL). However, a sunset provision means that any piece of REUL will be revoked by default at the end of December 2023 unless Ministers acvely decide to save it by that point.To minimise disrupon on its exit from the EU, the UK converted EU law to domesc law and called it retained EU law (REUL). REUL meant that pre-Brexit laws stayed in place to avoid gaps in the law in important areas like product standards, animal welfare and employment law. This is what the Retained EU Law (Revocaon and Reform) Bill is all about. It’s the UK Government’s plan for the esmated 2,400 pieces of REUL that remain in force.The Bill conrms that the UK Government’s plan is to remove all traces of EU law from the statute book by the tenth anniversary of the Brexit referendum at the latest (23 June 2026), with some excepons for Northern Ireland. The UK Government has stated that “there will no longer be a place for EU law concepts in our statute book”.Commiee stage involves detailed line by line examinaon of the separate parts (clauses and schedules) of a Bill. Starng from the front of the Bill, members work through to the end and looking at the transcripts of the debate, the house of Lords is not at all happy with this bill and are ghng hard to remove the automac sunset dates for much of the legislaon that would be lost! Ewe are following this one to understand how it will aect the chemicals legislaon, most if not all of which is retained EU law!A Business Tale about Pies and RecessionThere once was a pie seller in a Yorkshire Town called Graham GrowlerEveryone loved his award-winning pies, and he sold loads of them with his employee Brian Sauce.But Graham was concerned by the worrying news about a --- ‘Recession’.Prices were going up and nobody would have any money to spend.The Daily Bale and the Reector had it on the front page - every day - so it must be important.So, Graham went to his suppliers and changed his pie lling and suet to a budget version.Over the next few weeks, sales started to drop, so he changed his condiments to cheaper ones from Idle and Baldi, but sales connued to drop.Brian was made redundant, and Graham reduced his hours.Sales connued to drop, and Graham was geng desperate.Luckily, one day, Mel Mowbray, stopped at Graham’s pie stand.Graham felt relieved that Mel bought the business o him. He took a bit of a nancial hit, but it was worth it to get out of the pie business.A few weeks later, Graham stopped at his old stand to buy a pie.How’s business Mel?Mel replied, “I’ve just won a naonal pie award and I’m so busy, I’m opening a shop”.Graham thought – “Recession must be over”!

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BASA Bullen Issue 100 BASA Bullen Issue 10010Consultants Cornerensure sustainability for our businesses and the planet. And that’s just the short term to do list, never mind the next forty years! Start to prepare by looking at your substance porolio and idenfying those which may be impacted rst and start to look for alternaves. And if you haven’t already – please make sure your key substances are on our watch list so we can help ag any potenal consultaons, restricons etc. And keep joining/sign up to our weekly drop-in clinics to share challenges and gain insights in how to prepare.What’s coming in the next 40 years?Predicons from BASA Regulatory Ocer, Caroline RaineI am very excited to be part of BASA’s 40th Birthday bullen, and really looking forward to being part of the next forty years for BASA. It’s so hard to predict what will happen in the future and I am not sure any of us knew in 1983 when BASA was formed that we would be working hard today to ensure that we are meeng all the regulatory requirements as a result of us leaving the EU. Who knows we may be back in the EU someme in the next forty years! But seriously, the point I am trying to make is that we cannot know for certainty what is coming but I think what is starng to become clearer is that divergence is inevitable. And whilst for GB based businesses that should become easier it will create more work. The HSE has made it very clear that where ECHA holds consultaons on chemical substances they will not repeat the exercise, and so we will be expected to contribute to European consultaons, which ulmately means double tracking of regulaons, consultaons, and decisions. The phasing out of harmful chemicals starng with those that are substances of very high concern is also inevitable. Those that cause the most harm to human health and the environment will connue to be restricted, require authorisaon or be banned. And a big focus will be on chemicals that are persistent or mobile in the environment.In the short term we must focus on UK REACH, the diisocyanates, bisphenol A and PFAS restricons, new CLP hazard classes and potenally new label sizes, as well as the potenal outputs from the chemical strategy for sustainability that will feed into the EU REACH revision. Whilst also making sure that we work hard to reduce our carbon footprint and drive towards net zero, there is no escaping the need to Caroline Raine, ConsultantSustainability – the Future What is sustainability? In 1987 the United Naons dened it as “meeng the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generaons to meet their own needs”.Today, sustainability would appear to mean many dierent things depending on one’s standpoint. Whether it be policians, regulators, academics, industry, NGO’s, retail, consumers etc., each have dierent priories and demands from those around them and with those with whom they interact. BASA members, as downstream users, face these demands from both above and below their supply chain and, of course, regulators.To complicate maers even further, here in the UK many BASA members have to negoate the demands of the EU as well as the GB and in my opinion the EU appear to be moving forward much faster in developing legislave proposals than we are here in GB. Typically we are talking in ‘strategic’ terms which means that changes come into force over longer me periods but keeping up to date with all the iniaves is key and this is where BASA is here to help. We endeavour to give early warnings concerning relevant issues that will aect the membership, just as we do in other areas, for example REACH and CLP.As an example of future developing legislaon, I have just picked out four of the current GB and EU iniaeves being developed:GBNet Zero Strategy Our decarbonisaon pathways net zero by 2050. Published in 2021 this underwent an independent review following the invasion of Ukraine to ensure that delivering the net zero target does not place undue burdens on businesses or consumers. This review was published in January of this year and highlighted where Government support and investment was needed in a number of areas to achieve its targets. Overall, however, the review stated that the Government’s net zero target by 2050 was not unrealisc.A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment Encompassing a wide ranging list of goals including Clean Air, Clean and Plenful Water, Reducing the Risks of Harm from Environmental Hazards, Using Resources from Nature more Sustainably and Eciently, Minimising Waste and Managing Exposure to Chemicals. All of these will have an impact on our industry.EUThe ‘Essenal Use’ Concept Developed in the context of a global eort to regulate ‘highly persistent’ substances in relaon to their funcon in society. Its introducon could aect a myriad of substances, as it would allow a substance to be used only if crical to health and safety or crical for the funconing of society.A European Green Deal Published in 2019, this sets out the EU’s aims for no net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050. Currently the Commission are working to produce packages of proposals for legislaon to achieve this goal. Will GB Net Zero legislaon follow EU lines? We shall see.Within these, and other sustainability iniaves, we will begin see legislaon being developed over the coming years. BASA will strive to keep its membership informed, as well as interacng with relevant stakeholders, as these progress.Tony Bingham, Consultant

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11 BASA Bullen Issue 100 BASA Bullen Issue 100Titanium Dioxide On 23rd November 2022 we received the news that the Court of Jusce of the European Union had annulled the Commission Delegated Regulaon of 2019 in so far as it concerns the harmonised classicaon and labelling of tanium dioxide as a carcinogenic substance by inhalaon in certain powder forms. The General Court stated that the Commission made a manifest error in its assessment of the reliability and acceptability of the study on which the classicaon was based and, second, it infringed the criterion according to which that classicaon can relate only to a substance that has the intrinsic property to cause cancer.An acon for annulment seeks the annulment of acts of the instuons of the European Union that are contrary to EU law. The Member States, the European instuons and individuals may, under certain condions, bring an acon for annulment before the Court of Jusce or the General Court. If the acon is well founded, the act is annulled. The instuon concerned must ll any legal vacuum created by the annulment of the act. An appeal, limited to points of law only, may be brought before the Court of Jusce against the decision of the General Court within two months and ten days of nocaon of the decision.On 24th February we were made aware that the European Commission had informed the InstallerSHOW is the UK’s largest event for inuential installers and speciers of air, water, heat and energy technology.We are so much more than a trade show. Each year we welcome thousands of new and returning visitors, who are all looking to connect and discover the latest technology and product innovation, gain industry insights and stay ahead of the curve.InstallerSHOW is THE destination to launch new products, increase brand awareness, forge new and nurture existing relationships with purchase-ready buyers, and so much more…Register for your free visitors pass now!www.installershow.com4Ward Tesng and i Rosenheim announce collaboraon4ward Tesng and i Rosenheim have announced that they are now able to collaborate under a formal subcontracng agreement to sasfy the needs of sealant manufacturers who want both a UKCA mark report and a CE mark report from one set of results.Titanium Dioxide Manufacturers Associaon (TDMA) that it has appealed the judgment of the General Court of the European Union of 23 November 2022 concerning tanium dioxide (TiO2). The French Government has also announced that it will appeal in a press release published on 13 February 2023. The European Commission is the Defendant and France has the right, as a Member State, to bring an appeal. The appeal to the European Court of Jusce (ECJ) can only be made on well-founded points of law and this process normally takes 1 to 2 years. In pracce, this means that the classicaon will remain in place unl the end of the appeal process.The reality is that most of the grades of Titanium Dioxide used by BASA members are NOT classed as carcinogens because the entry for TiO2 includes the following text ‘in a powder form containing 1% or more of parcles with aerodynamic diameter ≤ 10 μm’. Our grades generally have a parcle size higher than this.The TDMA and BCF are aempng to get HSE to re-assess TiO2 independently to come to our own conclusion under GB CLP as HSE have a=stated that they intend to follow GHS and TiO2 is NOT classed as a carcinogen under GHS.

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The State of Climate Resilience in Construction Introduction Weather has always been a problem in construction 45 of projects are impacted pushing the schedule out by on average 21 meaning about 9 5 of the total cost of a construction project is a cost of weather In the past this has been a problem that people have tried and failed to solve and as a result most companies use a gut feel approach and generally just view weather risk as an intangible cost of doing business Climate change is changing this In the UK and across the world weather patterns are becoming more extreme and less predictable The wait and see what happens approach is no longer viable Net zero is already a huge theme in construction and rightly so the industry has huge emissions that it must and can answer for Resilience and adaptation have not been a focus at all and we re now in a moment where extreme weather is more visible than ever Its problem staring us all in the face Why now On the 27th of October 2022 the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy released a report entitled Readiness for storms ahead Critical national infrastructure in an age of climate change This report highlighted the extreme vulnerability of our critical national infrastructure to changing weather patterns The inquiry and its report casts doubt over the government s current approach to this resilience and goes into detail to highlight failings and what could and should be done to mitigate this In response to this report the team at EHAB hope to pull together a group of relevant parties to produce a similar analysis on the state of climate resilience in construction The reality is that construction has already suffered growing impact from weather risk and this is set to continue The construction industry helps maintain our critical national infrastructure and helps to upgrade it and produce new vital elements The proposal We should explore leveraging surveys interviews webinars and other data collection and dissemination strategies to capture the attention of the industry and start to highlight using solid data the realities of climate change and its impacts on the industry This research report and content can be used to get the industry focused on reducing risk and minimising the impact that increasingly extreme weather can bring Through this research we could highlight the players who are doing the most to address these risks and potentially even host an awards ceremony The research should focus on how risk is addressed during feasibility bid detailed planning construction and operation It should seek to understand how things are currently done and also if there is any plan to improve We really have no baseline for how the industry manages this risk It s unknown This research and movement should start to help shine a light on this gap and uncover best practices and initiatives to move the entire industry forward Parties involved as of 14 12 2022 EHAB SME Connected Places Catapult Research Green Claims Guidance for Adhesives Sealants We are all seeing a growing demand for greener more sustainable adhesives and sealants but what does this actually mean The challenge for anyone purchasing or using products claimed to be greener is determining when a claim is valid green and when the message is just smart word play by manufacturers marketing departments greenwashing It seems that being green in today s marketplace is often the headline property that draws interest and so it is vital that responsible BASA Manufacturers ensure that their claims are soundly fact based and reflect the actual green credentials of their products Over the coming months we will be looking to put together some good practice guidance for members making green claims Green Claims could be based on Green because of minimal waste No harmful emissions High recycled content Low water use Good improved energy efficiency Reliance on renewable resources Reusable Recyclable Zero Carbon Manufacturers can also address sustainability by optimizing the efficiency of various operations within their facilities Product packaging can influence its environmental impact Bio based materials provide renewable alternatives to traditional petroleumbased products 1 Renewable adhesives Renewable adhesives refer to those made of materials such as beeswax and plants and have no petroleum derivatives in their formulations Not only do these sustainable adhesives reduce carbon footprint but also contribute to overall sustainability of a great number of applications including paper lamination carton sealing and bottle labelling 2 Recyclable adhesives When an adhesive is recyclable once the finished product has come to the end of its service life the adhesive can be melted and recollected without producing any adhesive waste or residue Recyclable adhesives are generally common in the automotive industry as well as in bonding glass aluminium and steel 3 Biodegradable sustainable glue Biodegradable technology brings the sustainability of adhesives to the next level The biodegradable adhesives are designed to be broken down by bacteria and other microorganisms The degrading process produces water carbon dioxide and other natural gases defined by the environment These adhesives are mainly present in paper and packaging envelopes hygiene products and medical devices 4 Compostable green adhesives Compostable adhesives belong to the group of biodegradable sustainable glue The main difference is that the compostable systems break down under specific compost conditions These sustainable adhesives break down in industrial or domestic compost environments and the broken down product is suitable for enriching soil Compostability is currently present in packaging adhesives such as hot melts and PSA adhesives 5 Repulpable adhesives In paper and packaging repulpable adhesives are likely to grow in popularity as they dissolve completely during paper repulping process Used for instance in carbon boxes envelopes and other paper products repulpable adhesives are by far the most sustainable glue options They completely dissolve without leaving any residue behind BASA Bulletin Issue 100 13

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BASA Bullen Issue 100 BASA Bullen Issue 1001440 YEARS OF CHANGEMuch has changed since BASA was rst formed back in 1983, and it’s fair to say that for businesses operang in the Adhesives and Sealants sector, regulaon & legislaon is now a lot more robust that in was back in 1983, across aspects such as the Environment, Health & Safety and directors personal liability, and the atudes of courts and society at large have also shied, parcularly recently.ENVIRONMENTEnvironmental concerns that began to drip into the mainstream media following the series of the United Naons Climate Change Conferences Risks (COP) that began in Germany in 1995 have become a veritable ood in recent years, and the rise of social media also means that the media noise around an environmental incident is potenally far more volale (and potenally inaccurate), which exposes businesses to more reputaonal (as well as nancial) harm.The Environmental Protecon Act 1990 established the operaon of the polluter pays principle in the UK, and in 1991, the Associaon of Brish Insurers’ put in place a standard exclusion for polluon liabilies in public liability policies. That combined with key environmental legislaon such as the contaminated land regime in the year 2000 (under the Environmental Protecon Act 1990), The Groundwater (Water Framework Direcve) 2016 and the EU Environmental Liability Direcve (came into force across Europe during 2009 and most recently, The Environment Act 2021 have further increased liability for polluon over me.Many insurers have added addional specic coverage exclusions for pre-exisng contaminaon and operaonal polluon (new condions) cover over the years.Businesses oen believe that any polluon liabilies arising from their operaons would be fully covered under their standard insurance policies. However, the restricon of cover under these policies to idenable ‘sudden and accidental’ polluon incidents or specied perils and the exclusions of own-site clean-up, loss migaon costs, environmental damage expenses, etc. mean that this is not always the case. Unfortunately, polluon incidents can and do happen on even the most well managed sites and it is oen not unl such an incident occurs that businesses come to realise that many of the ensuing costs and losses they incur are not insuredSpecic Environmental Impairment Liability Insurance can be bought to cover gradually occurring polluon. HEALTH & SAFETYThe introducon of regulaons relang to COMAH (1984), RIDDOR (1985), COSHH (1988) and Noise at Work (1989) are amongst the headline grabbing changes to Health & Safety law in the UK over the past 40 years – placing increased obligaons on employers to provide a safe working environment for employees.Whilst regulaons have connued to be updated, the fact that, as an employer, the responsibility rests with you to prove you did all you could to prevent an accident (rather than with the prosecuon to convince the court that you failed in your duty) means Insurers are under mounng pressure to avoid the increased costs of ligaon by seling work-related injury claims, especially in the face of the growth of the “no win, no fee” industry.In order to defend these allegaons if they reach the courts, Insurers need as much evidence as possible to be able to successfully repudiate a fraudulent claim, meaning that businesses now need to maintain more robust inducon, training and refresher training records alongside PPE recording if they expect their insurers to defend them all the way to trial.Claims defensibility is a phrase that wouldn’t have been too common back in 1983, but it’s now something that all businesses should be discussing with their brokers and insurers to ensure that they are giving themselves the best prospect of being able to defend spurious claims. DIRECTORS’ & OFFICERS’ LIABILTYLegislaon over the last few decades has made the posion of directors and senior managers more onerous in that it has increased their accountability for their acons or inacons, and for that of others. There are many laws now that regulate companies and their directors. In addion, ‘no win, no fee’ arrangements have increased the potenal for claims to be made against a company and its senior management.There is a common misconcepon that a company's limited liability status shields its directors and senior managers from personal liability, but this is not the case. In fact, directors can be held liable for unlimited amounts, to the point of having a charge on their salary, if their personal assets, such as their home, cars, and savings, are insucient to cover their liabilies.There are many and varied groups of people or bodies who can bring acons, including:• Regulatory Bodies • Suppliers• Employees • Contractors• Customers • Creditors• Competors • Government departments or organisaonsSenior management might be personally liable for acons relang to:• Employment disputes, including wrongful, unfair or construcve dismissal, harassment and wrongful discipline• Involuntary, construcve or gross negligence, manslaughter and Health and Safety legislaon• Environmental legislaon and regulaon• An-discriminaon regulaons, including sexual, racial and age discriminaon• Wrongful trading i.e. trading in the knowledge the business is or will become insolvent• Unpaid taxes where the company has become insolvent• Bribery and corruponEven if allegaons are unfounded defence costs can be crippling, especially to smaller companies. Other legal costs, such as aendance at invesgaons into the aairs of the company, should not be underesmated.To nd out more about how OAMPS can support and protect your business, please visit or call 01372 869 700.The sole purpose of this arcle is to provide guidance on the issues covered. This arcle is not intended to give legal advice, and, accordingly, it should not be relied upon. It should not be regarded as a comprehensive statement of the law and/or market pracce in this area. We make no claims as to the completeness or accuracy of the informaon contained herein or in the links which were live at the date of publicaon. You should not act upon (or should refrain from acng upon) informaon in this publicaon without rst seeking specic legal and/or specialist advice. Pen Underwring Limited and OAMPS, part of Pen Underwring Limited, accepts no liability for any inaccuracy, omission or mistake in this publicaon, nor will we be responsible for any loss which may be suered as a result of any person relying on the informaon contained herein.OAMPS is part of Pen Underwring Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA number 314493). Registered Oce: The Walbrook Building, 25 Walbrook, London EC4N 8AW. Registered in England and Wales. Company Number: 5172311.

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15 BASA Bullen Issue 100 BASA Bullen Issue 100Prodas™ 2555: our new recyclable pocket spring adhesiveBeardow Adams has developed a recyclable pocket spring adhesive, to meet the growing environmental needs of the maress industry. Aer listening to customer demands for a sustainable and recyclable pocket spring adhesive, that sll delivered a strong and lasng bond, we developed Prodas 2555. Today, there are increasing demands for manufacturers in the maress industry to oer takeback services and to invest in recycling technologies and sustainable products. Maresses are bulky and therefore contribute disproporonately to landll waste. By 2030 there will be strict rules in place to reduce municipal waste in the European Union, a measure that will be mirrored by many other countries around the world. Pocket spring manufacturers have an important role to play here: using products that increase recycling eciency and therefore support the move to sustainability, is something that is possible with Prodas 2555. Prodas 2555 was developed to meet industry demands for an adhesive that would allow customers to reduce their environmental impact, whilst sll delivering a strong and excellent bond. The adhesive can be recycled Elemens and Grolman sign exclusive distribuon agreement for the Elemens Talc range in UK and Ireland [Neuss, Germany – 16 January 2023] Grolman Group and Elemens have signed an exclusive distribuon agreement for the Elemens Talc range for the CAS industry in UK and Ireland, eecve 1st Jan 2023.This covers Elemens’ FINNTALC, PLUSTALC and MICROTALC product ranges for the paints & coangs, inks, adhesives, sealants, construcon, pues, ceramics and lubricants industries Grolman will distribute these products in the UK and Ireland.For Elemens and Grolman Group this agreement represents an extension of their decades long collaboraon. Grolman Group has already been the exclusive distributor for the Elemens talc range in more than 25 countries since 2012. Both companies have extended their relaonship into addives in 2021 to France and in 2022 to UK/IE.Elemens is a global specialty chemicals company listed on the London Stock Exchange. The company is known for its experse in rheology and natural, sustainable ingredients and focuses on scienc innovaon and development of products that enhance the performance and Chemique Adhesives launches new VOC free, one component pedestal adhesiveChemique Adhesives has recently developed a VOC free, one component pedestal adhesive that has been specially formulated for bonding raised ooring pedestals to concrete suboors. Being VOC free, accreditaons for Polyped 1 pedestal adhesive include ‘Indoor Air Comfort Gold’, ‘EMICODE at EC1 Plus’ and ‘BREEAM Internaonal’.Requiring no mixing, this moisture curing polyurethane adhesive has been developed for pedestal installaon and repair / refurbishment applicaons. The adhesive exhibits a thixotropic nature which helps to gap ll voids between substrates, whilst maintaining the integrity of the bond."We have been working on the development of a new pedestal adhesive that was safer for the user, whilst sll focusing on quality.” commented Stuart Francis, Managing Director of Chemique Adhesives. “This new updated formula is VOC free, meaning that the adhesive fulls the requirement of lower emissions and contributes to a safer working indoor environment.”Polyped 1 oers superior adhesion to galvanised and non-galvanised pedestals as well as concrete and other materials commonly used in the raised access ooring industry.To add to its performance, Polyped 1 complies with the T15 “pedestal strength” test and the T42 “swinging bag” test. Furthermore, a standard 9kg pack of Polyped 1 will bond between 200 - 300 pedestals (dependent on pedestal design and quality of the suboor).For further informaon please call us on 01922 459321 or visit our website: www.chemiqueadhesives.comwith non-woven fabric at the end of its life cycle, and then reused to make more pocket springs – providing a complete cradle-to-cradle (C2C) soluon. The hot melt is well suited to fast producon speeds and provides good adhesion to higher and lower grammage non-woven substrates. Excellent high and low temperature performance ensures good exportability and the adhesives’ exibility allows bonds to withstand both roll packing, and transport to dierent markets across varying climates. Our Prodas 2555 is not just a product but is backed by a dedicated service team that is able to advise manufacturers and help them achieve full cradle-to-cradle cercaon. This allows manufacturers to demonstrate their eco-design credenals to customers and to dierenate themselves from their compeon. If you would like more informaon on our recyclable pocket spring adhesive, please contact markeng@beardowadams.comvalue of customers' products in the personal care, and coang markets. The Grolman Group operates an internaonal specialty chemical ingredients distribuon business. It is composed of individual local sales oces based in all European countries, Turkey, Maghreb, Egypt, India and China, each supported by technically trained sales sta, customer service teams and local warehousing.The Grolman Group, run by the h generaon of the Grolman family, has been privately owned since it was established in 1855. The key to its success has been the dedicaon and commitment to building an ecient customer-focused organizaon where customers’ needs are an essenal driving force.

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BASA March 2023 The changing landscape of the employment market within the technical sector As we enter 2023 the economic outlook remains challenging with the rising rate of inflation and soaring running costs industry however a challenge will be attracting young diverse talent at junior management level Although this may paint a cautious picture as has been the case in the sector in recent years there continues to be vast amounts of optimism within the adhesives and sealants market with an expected compound annual growth rate CAGR of 6 21 from 2017 2028 With the evolving technology candidates will no longer be able to rest on their experience and will need to ensure that they re keeping their skillsets up to date and relevant and are prepared to be flexible where needed The sealant industry has come a long way over from its humble beginnings and employment within the professional scientific and technical services saw a growth from an average of 13 8 between 1960 and 1979 to 27 2 between 2000 and 2016 Throughout the 21st Century we continue to see widespread developments in the safety and environment impact of sealant products and with that comes new demands for evolving skillsets and expertise creating a healthy demand for the right calibre of talent The largest segment by end user industry is building and construction with the fastest growing segment by end user is Healthcare due to the increasing healthcare expenditure and rising investment in medical device production Silicone sealant continues to be the largest and fastest growing segment by resin due to its sheer strength and applications With rapid growth and strong sectors emerging such as locomotive marine electric vehicle and medical devices new skill sets will be needed to fulfil these applications a common theme seen within this sector Candidate flexibility and diversity Historically this was a highly sought after 16 BASA Bulletin Issue 100 Another area of change within this sector is diversity and inclusion there has recently been early signs of improvement in gender balance in the industry with a quarter of tech teams now female and females equating to 28 of new hires Shifts in the talent approach We have seen businesses taking steps to review their hiring practices to ensure they re taking a strategic approach which includes reviewing the scope of their own internal recruitment teams compared to their use of recruitment agencies At Wallace Hind we have seen an increase in being retained as the preferred supplier due to a complex understanding of the business and being able to find the best person for the job ensuring they can fill vacancies and have a fully skilled team to be able to deliver on business objectives Organisations will need strong positive work cultures and robust HR operations in order to attract and retain top talent Conclusion We expect the recruitment market to be resilient but that doesn t mean there won t be some adjustments talent and evolving skills will be key to the growth of this sector Many companies have been downgrading their company projections and have announced job cuts or hiring freezes whereas other companies have seen the current climate as an opportunity to scale up its technology resource to focus on growth and come out as a market leader Whatever your situation it is an exciting time for the industry and we look forward to seeing how it evolves over the coming years If you have any recruitment challenges queries or requirements Wallace Hind would be happy to have a conversation to see how we could assist About Wallace Hind Wallace Hind is a retained recruitment consultancy providing leading services to major organisations and SMEs across the UK and Europe With over 450 years experience we partner with clients to dedicate time and expertise to gain an in depth understanding of your business and specific needs in order to source key talent 87 of our business is retained 72 of our business is repeat or recommended Where we are retained we fill 19 out of every 20 jobs Wallace Hind is an approved member of BASA Michael Thorpe MT wallacehind com 01604 683 313 www wallacehind com Statistics referenced from Intelligence industry report Mordor Registered in England and Company Number 5172311 Wales

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Policy limits and exclusions may apply, please see the policy wording for full terms and conditions. Pen Underwriting Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA number 314493). Registered Ofce: The Walbrook Building, 25 Walbrook, London EC4N 8AW. Registered in England and Wales. Company Number: 5172311. For full legal and regulatory information go to: YOU NEED TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESSSpecialist insurance, environmental and training services to the solvents and adhesives industry throughout the United Kingdom• Crisis-management and media protection• Loss of revenue arising from damage to your vehicles whilst at your property• Clean-up of Own Land costs (following a sudden and unforeseen spillage of product) up to £250K as standard• Bulk Stock Cost variation up to 15%• High Public Liability limits of indemnity available• Statutory Environmental Protection up to the Public Liability limit of indemnity• Rehabilitation Services• Pollution Defence Costs under Management Liability coverOur core package goes beyond standard commercial insurance and includes cover for risks unique to the solvents and adhesives sector:For more information about how OAMPS can nd the appropriate insurance for your business visit or scan the QR code.