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Issue 92 Online MAY 2021 Bulletin INFORMED COMMENT FROM THE BRITISH ADHESIVES SEALANTS ASSOCIATION INSIDE THIS ISSUE BASA steps up provision of member guidance The BASA Secretariat and technical consultancy team have spent a lot of time over the last few months putting together new guidance for BASA members These include Reducing costs of UKCA Marking Guidance on Poison Centres Notifications REACH decloration template BASA Guide to UK REACH BASA Guide to UKCA Marking These guidance documents are only available to BASA members on the members area of the website A reminder to members there is no limit on the amount of log ins each company can have so make sure you sign up to be alerted about any new guidance documents and news added to the website weekly British Adhesives Sealants Association BASA_updates Events update 02 Essen al Use 03 Itac support local charity 04 Sco Bader Centenary celebra ons 05 Illbruck launch mul func onal tape 06 Croda COVID 19 vaccine delivery 07 OAMPS claims defensibility 08 Beardow Adams green ini a ve 10 Poison Centre MS Implementa on 11 Ravago Chemicals UK partner with OMNOVA Solu ons 12 Sco Bader Lubribond announce partnership 12 Welcome to our newest member Uzin UTZ UK Ltd Website uk uzin com www basa uk com secretary basa uk com

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Email secretary basa co uk We were all relieved to see the escape from lockdown plan proposed by Boris Johnson on 22nd February and whilst stages 1 3 have gone to plan with the new variant spawned by huge infection rate in India we all nervously await news of the Stage 4 plan As all other previous announcements we are bombarded by many views in terms of whether this is going too fast too slow or is about right Whilst this is much like goldilocks and the three bears as one BASA Member Company OAMPS said in March Light it seems is at the end of the tunnel Just not sure if its daylight or a train As this is a slow process the BASA events programme in 2021 remains online in the immediate future The programme started with a good attendance at the open industry forum on March 10th and a well received AGM on 24th March 2021 The AGM had two speakers on either side and we were delighted to have BASA s favourite economic analyst Roger Martin Fagg join us immediately following the AGM with his refreshing view on the UK s post COVID recovery likelihood Everyone attending agreed that the positive nature of Roger s presentation was a welcome change from the relentless pessimism we see in the media these days On this basis at the recent Technical Steering Committee we decided to plan a date for the next online Open Industry Forum and also to put a tentative date in the diary for a face to face event in November We have decided on 1st July for the virtual OIF and 4th November for a full face to face event I am particularly interested to see if any of our raw material or service supplier members would be interested in participating in a new format and having a small area to promote their products to customers Pease contact me to discuss the options We are looking at whether we can offer this at no or very low cost to say thank you to those raw material members who have stuck with BASA over the last year In addition to this in anticipation that 2022 will be a better year BASA Council recently decided to try to put a 2022 Events programme in place so that you can all mark the dates for the AGM Industry Lunch Sports Day and 2022 Dinner Dance in your diaries soon We have not decided completely against running the Dinner Dance in November 2021 and will look at options and the appetite from Members in the summer BASA BULLETIN Issue 92 www basa uk com

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There are a number of areas of concern to BASA Members The potential impacts of UK REACH which would better have been called GB REACH as NI remains outside of the scope how to deal with the EU REACH obligations that now fall to EU customers how best to deal with the EU Poison Centres obligations which again now fall to your customers the impact on standardisation and the ongoing costs of duplicated CE UKCA Marking concerns about inevitable regulatory divergence and the implementation of remaining EU regulations that were in force on exit day diisocyanate restrictions are some examples The BASA secretariat and technical consultancy team are working hard to give members as much help and guidance as possible so make sure you keep an eye on the Members areas of the website or attend the 30 minute drop in clinic Microsoft Teams Fridays at 10 00 If you would like more guidance please contact me directly We are also trying to connect Member Companies with regulators directly where possible to reinforce the criticality of some of the situation in regard to testing for UKCA marking After co signing a letter from the chemicals sector to the Government in relation to the need to make changes to the current UK REACH legislation there appears to be some acceptance that changes are needed if the UK Chemicals industry and particularly downstream chemical users are not to be seriously disadvantaged We will advise members as soon as we have any news We have published a number of guidance notes and documents to help with regulatory compliance and these are available on the BASA website again if there are specific topics you need help with let me know and I will coordinate a response or direct you to the information It is what I am here for We would like to welcome BASA s newest member Uzin UTZ UK Ltd who have already joined their first webinar given for BASA Members by Warringtonfire on UKCA marking www basa uk com I m sure some of you may already have heard this term before The term Essential Use first I believe entered into the general chemicals terminology arena in 1989 with the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer Within the protocol the phase out management programme for CFCs chlorofluorcarbon compounds allowed for certain essential uses to continue where there were no suitably acceptable substitutes at that time Current EU legislation has no provision for the consideration of essential use when considering the general public s exposure to chemicals harmful to health and the environment although it could be argued that Authorisation and Restriction under REACH go some way in this respect Last October the European Commission published their Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Towards a Toxic Free Environment where certain harmful chemicals are to be eliminated from society The strategy outlines the transition to chemicals that are safe and sustainable by design and calls upon the chemicals industry to be more innovative in the development of such chemicals This strategy outlines a generic approach to risk management that the Commission will take to ensure that consumer products do not contain chemicals that cause cancers gene mutations affect the reproductive or endocrine system or are persistent or bioaccumulative The Commission accepts that some of these chemicals will still have to be allowed for certain essential uses where it can be shown that there are no currently available alternatives and that the societal benefits warrant their continued use The definition of essential use has still to be agreed upon This is obviously a long ish term strategy but with strong support of the European Parliament behind this initiative we should all be watching the developments with interest and perhaps beginning to consider what safe and sustainable by design could mean for future adhesive and sealant products The BASA Environment and Sustainability Working Group ESWG will be keeping members informed on the progress of the strategy as it develops Written by Tony Bingham BASA Consultant BASA BULLETIN Issue 92 3

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On Wednesday 7th April Tyler Coleman of Itac Adhesives in Bolton tackled the Peak District s Stanage Edge VS Challenge to raise vital funds for women families children and young people affected by domestic abuse and violence Tyler has attempted the challenge twice before failing the first time about halfway due to exhaustion On the second attempt he completed the course but this was in 26 hours after running out of food and drink supplies at 18 hours 16 hours was his target this time but this was never going to be an easy ask Only 55 people have ever completed the challenge which involves a total climb of circa 538 metres and 5km covered on foot between the 36 climbing routes Each climb is between 10 metres 33 feet and 22 metres 72 feet in height and feature complex formations slabs walls cracks and overhangs to navigate some more dangerous than others Throughout the Covid 19 pandemic many women and children have found themselves increasingly isolated with their abusers and the front line services that Fortalice provide have never proved more essential Established in 1977 Fortalice have provided support education and advice to thousands of women children and families that have been affected by domestic abuse and violence This includes a 22 flat refuge which provides those affected with a safe place to live with around the clock support in their recovery from the effects of domestic abuse Fortalice also provide outreach services in the community such as group work sessions counselling healthy relationships education in schools accredited training and multi agency working Gill Smallwood Chief Executive Officer of Fortalice commented I would like to congratulate Tyler on his amazing achievement and say a huge thank you for undertaking such a tough challenge to raise much needed funds for us The difference fundraising makes is brilliant and helps us provide much needed services to help victims of domestic abuse Tyler Coleman Technical Manager at Itac Adhesives commented The hardest thing was not being able to feel the rocks when I was climbing as my hands and fingers were so numb from the cold It is quite a scary feeling when relying on the best grip possible to stop a fall It has all been worthwhile though Fortalice do some amazing work and I m proud to offer my support 435 has been raised for Fortalice so far In support of Tyler s challenge Steve Farnworth Managing Director at Itac Adhesives has agreed that the company will match the sum of funds raised to double the donation value to Fortalice More information can be found on the Itac website and on Tyler s challenge Just Giving Page Fortalice is a UK registered charity in England charity number 1124031 BASA BULLETIN Issue 92 www basa uk com

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Wollaston Northamptonshire Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal joined employees at Scott Bader s UK headquarters this week to commemorate their Centenary Scott Bader is a global chemical manufacturer based in Wollaston a village set in the heart of rural Northamptonshire The Princess Royal arrived mid afternoon to a warm welcome before being accompanied around the Hall a former manor house that today serves as Scott Bader s head office set in beautiful gardens with state of the art laboratory facilities and bordering a busy manufacturing plant Scott Bader is an employee owned organisation and is also celebrating 70 years of founder Ernest Bader and wife Dora Scott gifting the company to their employees to form the Scott Bader Commonwealth The Princess Royal visited the Commonwealth Centre used by the business and local community to learn more about the Scott Bader Commonwealth and the charity fundraising and volunteering activities employees around the world participate in The Princess Royal was introduced to Godric Bader Life President of the Scott Bader Commonwealth and his daughter Hansi Manning who is a Scott Bader Guardian Trustee representing the Bader family Small groups of Scott Bader employees from different business areas were delighted to meet The Princess Royal on her tour around the site The Princess Royal was accompanied throughout her visit by Scott Bader s CEO Kevin Matthews who said www basa uk com Figure 3 The Princess Royal and Scott Bader CEO Kevin Matthews addressing colleagues before The Princess Royal put the first spade of earth on Scott Bader s Centenary time capsule to initiate its burial We are privileged and honoured to have welcomed Her Royal Highness to Scott Bader My colleagues and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting her and discussing our roles in this unique organisation As we continue our Centenary celebrations we can all look back on today s visit with pride and gratitude The Princess Royal concluded her visit by unveiling a commemorate plaque to Scott Bader s Centenary and putting the first spade of earth on the Scott Bader Centenary time capsule to initiate its burial The time capsule contains employee aspirations for Scott Bader and to align with their 2036 vision for a sustainable future it will be reopened in 2036 As a memento of the visit Scott Bader s new Centenary book that details Scott Bader s rich history along with reflections from colleagues who have played a key role over the years was presented to The Princess Royal before her departure BASA BULLETIN Issue 92 5

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Designed with sustainability convenience and ease of installation in mind illbruck has utilised the latest in technology and innovation to develop its new TP654 illmod TRIO 1050 window and door sealing tape Setting the pace for the sector TP654 offers a premium solution to meet the modern demands for energy and acoustic performance coupled with exceptional weather tightness strength and safety features as standard The product is designed with sustainability in mind as the construction industry is now working to nearly net zero energy use in new buildings since January this year and achieving airtightness in buildings will be a key component of that Recognising that airtightness is a key element to achieve high energy performance buildings TP654 has been engineered under a new geometric system to ensure warm or cold air is kept within a building As a result the system will achieve new levels of energy efficiency and streamline projects for installers Available in only two dimensions of 6 25mm users benefit from easy and reliable selection and enhanced stock control and with TP654 s rolls up to 90 per cent longer less roll changes help speed up installation TP654 offers a lock tight solution to meet this need centred around the development of new closed cell foam and airtight film technologies within the product s design combined with a new geometrical shape for maximum performance The system helps to create a comfortable and safe environment for building users too with the design offering enhanced thermal and sound insulation to deliver good acoustic performance as well as the reassurance of a B1 flammability class Longevity is also assured with TP654 formulated to robustly withstand weather conditions including UV rays and driving rain resistance up to 1050 Pa Offering sealing and bonding products for windows fa ades interiors and exteriors illbruck is one of CPG s portfolio of leading construction product brands which also includes Tremco Flowcrete Vandex and Dryvit as well as Nullifire Out on site inside outside confusion is eliminated with the moisture variable layer enabling TP654 to be installed either way Quick and easy installation is also assured with the proven high quality liner designed not to tear and windows can be easily positioned due to the new smooth These high performance building materials including surface structure of the outer foam roofing and waterproofing solutions as well as sealing Concerns over remedials are also banished as a result of the bonding insulation flooring and fire protection systems tape s ability to keep its original length permanently together offer a single source for specifiers and contractors eliminating the possibility for air leaks All CPG customers also have access to enhanced resources Alistair Inglis Sales Director for Construction Products including technical support from industry experts new Group CPG UK s Sealing Bonding Insulation division product development opportunities and access to which includes the illbruck brand said We have gone pioneering technologies Full training including CPDs back to the drawing board to bring TP654 to the UK application training both practical and theory and on site marketplace support such as surveys complete the service package It has been designed to offer not only perfect performance but also perfect installation properties centred around reliability and simplicity whilst offering installers time saving and optimal long lasting results and the More details at avoidance of costly remedial work https www illbruck com en_GB discover our new tp654 illmod trio 1050 BASA BULLETIN Issue 92 www basa uk com

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Announced March 2021 We were delighted to visit St Saviour CE Primary School with our donation of Sanitac hand sanitiser this morning Our Managing Director Steve Farnworth comments St Saviour Primary is at the heart of our local community and we are delighted to be working with the school to help protect the health and safety of staff and students as they return to on site learning The team at Itac wish all the children and staff at St Saviours a safe and happy return to school life Croda International Plc Croda or the Group the speciality chemical company that uses smart science to create high performance ingredients and technologies that improve lives announce they entered into an agreement with Pfizer Inc to supply novel excipients used in the manufacture of a COVID 19 vaccine candidate The contract with Pfizer runs for five years and awards Croda an initial supply contract for four component excipients used in the production of the vaccine candidate for the first three years of the contract Demand remains subject to relevant approvals Croda s recently acquired subsidiary Avanti Polar Lipids Inc Avanti specialises in the development and production of high purity lipids to produce research and clinical trial quantities of excipients in order to stabilise formulations and enable delivery into the body by parenteral mechanism injection for drug and vaccine applications Croda s existing health care business has a 20 year track record in developing IP rich innovative technologies for drug delivery systems for the pharmaceutical industry and has been working with Avanti prior to and since its acquisition by Croda to refine the complex processes involved in achieving the volumes of high purity excipients required by its pharmaceutical customers Commenting on the new contract Steve Foots Chief Executive Officer said I m very proud of Croda s involvement in the battle to fight the most significant pandemic that we have seen in a generation The application of our innovative capabilities is testament to the strong progress we have made to create industry leading drug delivery systems focused on developing speciality excipients and adjuvants to improve the effectiveness and stability of complex drug actives and vaccines It is another example of why our Purpose Smart Science to Improve Lives sits at the heart of our strategy and will continue to drive our priorities and ambitions in the years ahead www basa uk com This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation EU No 596 2014 The person responsible for making this announcement is David Bishop Director of Investor Relations BASA BULLETIN Issue 92

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The Health and Safety at Work Act 1973 places a significant level of responsibility on employers to ensure their employees operate in a safe working environment whilst following safe working practices and in recent times the courts seem to be adopting a stance akin to strict liability i e if an employee is injured whilst at work then the employer is adjudged to have failed to provide either a safe place of work or safe working practices and so liability attaches to the employer for the injuries sustained Some companies will be familiar with a scenario where an employee has been injured at work as a result of doing something on their own accord that is outside their job description or usual duties yet their insurers have still paid an Employers Liability claim with perhaps only a small amount of contributory negligence attaching to the employee Insurers are often accused of settling these claims too easily but in most cases the issue is the lack of evidence available to defend the claim and in the event of legal proceedings being issued it s often more commercially prudent to settle the claim given the lack of evidence rather than incur even more costs if the claim goes to court In this article we share some guidance on how you can improve your claims defensibility based on our experience as an insurance broker and the claims we have seen So what can you do One of the most important things most businesses can do to improve their defensibility is to record the details of training being provided the date on which the training activity was carried out and a statement or test to confirm the employee has understood and will abide by said training The vast majority of businesses do carry out risk assessments on tasks processes but if these are not recorded and turned in to adequate documented training then there s no evidence beyond any anecdotal information leaving your insurers with a defence that is not as robust as it could be In our experience the onus is on the employer to prove that H S related activities took place the claimant doesn t have to prove that it didn t BASA BULLETIN Issue 92 www basa uk com

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If it s not written down it didn t happen Good H S risk management is based on assessing the risks that are present in the roles that your employees actually undertake so your Risk Assessments Method Statements RAMS need to be relevant to all of your business activities and they need to be reviewed periodically especially if there are changes to your business Having a formal induction plan for new employees including temporary or agency staff relevant training applied consistently and suitably recorded and reviewed updated periodically is also a very useful tool in being able to evidence that you are doing all you can to keep your employees safe It s one thing to get employees to sign to say they ve received PPE and know they should use it but if this isn t being enforced at local management team leader supervisor level then it diminishes the importance of such guidelines It would therefore become difficult to argue such guidelines are mandatory in that business if they are being largely disregarded by the employees Near miss recording is another invaluable tool in being able to assess where potential claims could come from and how to try to minimise the likelihood of something actually happening The challenge for businesses is to create a culture where employees are comfortable in reporting these events if they face sanctions for speaking out it s likely they will keep quiet With the financial impact of the pandemic likely to be felt by many businesses in the coming months employers could find themselves unable to retain staff in what are likely to be challenging trading conditions and it s certainly possible that some individuals disgruntled at being let go by their former employers could look to make spurious injury claims against them to fill the gap in their finances In the event that such claims are made and if you don t have the evidence to enable your insurers to defend the claim then don t be surprised if the claim is paid www basa uk com BASA BULLETIN Issue 92 9

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Adhesive manufacture Beardow Adams has partnered with Techlan a producer of release liners in an environmental initiative for the packaging industry Beardow Adams manufactures a wide range of products for the adhesives sector such as hot melts and water based formulations Most recently the company has introduced a vegan grade and high bio based content options for its customers Techlan Ltd manufactures silicone release papers in both rolls and sheets from its production facility in Swansea Wales The release liners named Re Liners are made from 100 recycled material and are said to be the first of their kind Both family owned businesses Beardow Adams and Techlan have the joint goal of wanting to create products that further support a sustainable future The companies which both operate on a global scale have partnered to offer the packaging sector 100 recycled release liners paired with high bio based content adhesives Of the new partnership Mark Thompson Managing Director at Techlan said As the world strives toward a more circular economy the use of products that reduce environmental impact is paramount It is great to be partnering together with a like minded innovative company as Beardow Adams that share the same vision of delivering cost effective sustainable solutions to its customers Techlan s release liners have been tested and certified for use with Beardow Adams adhesives The combined product is said to offer a clean release and destructive bond without staining and is suitable for numerous applications in the increasingly expanding flexible packaging and e commerce sector Eric Coveney Beardow Adams Head of Marketing added We are incredibly proud to be partnering with Teclan on this eco conscious project Building symbiotic relationships with like minded companies on these green agendas really does build towards a better greener future for all of us BASA BULLETIN Issue 92 www basa uk com

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Each Member State is implementing the regulations slightly differently and with different timescales ECHA have pulled together a neat little summary document that shows the status of each Member State Overview of Member States decisions in relation to implementation of Annex VIII to CLP Regulation Poison Centre Notification The document shows five key aspects in relation to the implementation of Annex VIII of CLP Readiness of Member State to accept via ECHA submission portal Submission system options Notification language Fees for notifications Placing on the market mixtures notified via ECHA submission portal Let s look at each of these in more detail To date out of the thirty countries in the document ten have not yet moved from their national systems to the Annex VIII portal These are shown below Countries accep ng Annex VIII no ca ons via the portal Austria Croa a Cyprus Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Malta Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Slovenia Sweden Spain Countries s ll accep ng via their na onal systems Belgium Bulgaria Czech Republic Iceland Liechtenstein Luxembourg Slovakia Countries will either accept via the ECHA portal ONLY or will allow notifications to be submitted via their own national system or the ECHA portal Some countries have yet to inform ECHA of their decision Countries accep ng Annex VIII portal ONLY Countries accep ng via their na onal systems or ECHA portal Austria Croa a Cyprus Belgium France Denmark Estonia Germany Latvia Finland Greece Portugal Romania Hungary Iceland for industrial use Ireland Italy Lithuania only Malta Netherlands Norway Poland Romania Slovakia Slovenia Sweden www basa uk com Countries not yet informed ECHA of decision Bulgaria Czech Republic Liechtenstein Luxembourg Many countries have indicated that they will accept English or their local language although there are 13 countries who are insisting on their local languages ONLY This means that all section 11 toxicological information will need to be translated Countries accep ng English or local language Countries accep ng local language Belgium Croa a Denmark Estonia Germany Iceland Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Norway Portugal Spain Sweden Austria Bulgaria Cyprus Czech Republic Finland France Greece Hungary Liechtenstein Poland Romania Slovakia Slovenia To date only Hungary and Italy are charging fees Croatia and Spain are considering fees All the rest are free to notify too at the moment France Germany Italy and Spain must have received the notification before the mixture can be placed on the market No other countries have specified this as a requirement The ECHA submission portal was last updated in October 2020 and will receive another update in 2021 The guidance document has just recently been updated to version 4 It now includes practical solutions introduced in the second amendment of Annex VIII to CLP It also covers both sector specific and cross sector solutions By Caroline Raine BASA Consultant BASA BULLETIN Issue 92 11

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Scott Bader Co Ltd is pleased to announce its partnership with Lubribond Benelux for the distribution of Crestabond structural adhesives for industrial applications in The Benelux Union Lubribond Benelux is a young company with extensive experience Over 30 years ago they started importing adhesives In 2012 they became an independent company and have since then established themselves as a key distributor of structural adhesives and bonding agents for industrial application in the Benelux Over the years their range of adhesives and chemical bonding agents has grown to include industrial adhesives and silicones allowing Lubribond Benelux to supply their customers with a complete structural bonding solution Scott Bader celebrating its Centenary year in 2021 has over 40 years experience in designing and manufacturing high performance adhesives for its customers Originally launched in 2010 Crestabond primer less MMA structural adhesives are a range of market leading 1 1 and 10 1 structural adhesives suitable for bonding a range of substrates including composites thermoplastics and metals The Crestabond range benefits from varying working times to suit different applications Ingrid Skalleberg Group Adhesive Product Manager at Scott Bader said We are very pleased to announce our partnership with Lubribond for the distribution of Crestabond within the Benelux Union for industrial applications We continue to develop our global footprint within the structural adhesive industry and we look forward to working in partnership with Lubribond to serve our valued customers Bob Aa Managing Director at Lubribond Benelux said Crestabond products are a good addition to our structural adhesives product range and offer us new opportunities and possibilities With our experience and knowledge of adhesive technology and high performance MMA adhesives from Crestabond we Here at Ravago Chemicals UK we are delighted to announce a new partnership with OMNOVA Solutions which will cover UK and Ireland across their CAST and Home Personal Care portfolio effective 1st Feb 2021 OMNOVA Solutions are now part of Synthomer a global specialty chemicals company and one of the world s major suppliers of aqueous polymers The combined organization creates a US 2 8 billion global enterprise with a broad array of specialty products and services For more information please info uk ravagochemicals com www ravago com BASA Bulletin Online is our online only newsletter for the British and Irish Adhesives and Sealants Association to keep members updated inbetween our two yearly printed bulletins Thank you to members for your company stories and please continue to send us your news which we will share accross our media platforms contact 24 Laurel Close Ely Cambridgeshire CB6 2BN Tel 44 3302 233290 www basa uk com Members of FEICA Trade Association Forum Alliance of Chemical Associations Society of Adhesion Adhesives BSI UK Food Paper Packaging Chain The Construction Products Association BASA BULLETIN Issue 92 www basa uk com