BASA Christmas Party Saturday 3rd December 2022Issue 99 November 2022INFORMED COMMENT FROM THE BRITISH ADHESIVES & SEALANTS ASSOCIATIONJoin us at the Alveston Manor in the glorious Straord-upon-AvonThe BASA Christmas Party Night will be held at the Alveston Manor Hotel in the glorious Straord-upon-Avon, and we really hope to see you on Saturday 3rd December 2022 to enjoy a fesve three-course meal plus a cheese course and tea/coee followed by entertainment from Hard to Handle Professional Live Band & DJ unl midnight as well as our usual fun photo booth.We have 2 hours of music from the Hard to Handle live band with a DJ playing during the bands’ breaks. Our sumptuous dinner menu has two choices, tradional turkey or a vegetarian opon, and details of the wine ordering will be sent out during November or can be ordered at a wine staon form 5pm on the day.For cket prices and to book your place click here.BulletinHamer & HamerFind out how BASA member Hamer & Hamer can help you get a good exchange rate on your foreign payments. Read more on page 2.Regulatory UpdateOn page 5, BASA Secretary Lorna Williams talks about some of the latest updates in the industry, including EU Chemicals and products regulaon, UKCA marking and UKREACH.New CLP Hazard ClassesOn page 4 Caroline Raine, BASA Consultant lays out some of the new hazard classes proposed by the European Commission for inclusion into the Classicaon, Labelling and Packaging regulaons (CLP).2 4 5BASA Christmas Party Saturday 3rd December 2022
BASA Bullen Issue 992Who are we? We are market leaders in foreign exchange and are partnered with the most advanced providers in the world. We work with Corporate and Private clients to help manage their FX exposure whilst achieving the best possible exchange rates with the fastest global payment remittance. Our clients vary from large corporations, SME, Sole Traders to private individuals.With our products, we help our clients stay one step ahead. With market leading expertise’s and bespoke hedging strategies we can tailor our unique services to any business or personal requirements. The Most Competitive Exchange Rates Dedicated FX Account Manager Award Winning 24/7 Online Platform Multi-Currency Collection Account No Hidden CostsOur ClientsCorporate clientsWe work with a diverse range of clients, from Sole Traders, SME’s to large Corporations and we are proud to say every client receives the highest standard of services, saving them time and money on each transaction.Private IndividualsWe know that personal/private transfers are just as important as those business payments. We make sending same day, small or large private payments secure and easy. Book the currency and have it in the account within hours or any chosen date. How it Works Once you are a registered client, you can book, send and receive currency straight away: Email your FX Account Manager Call your FX Account Manager Access our online platform 24/7“Very well looked after – payment all made, invoice paid and we saved about £300 on transfer’’Lorna – Corporate client BASA .Make international payments at the best exchange ratesMake international payments at the best exchange rateswww.hamerandhamer.comwww.hamerandhamer.comWith over 30 years of experience within the FX Markets, our overall numbers with our partners continue to grow.$50 Billion+ 180+ Countries $140+ MillionTransferred Payments sent to Raised in funding
3 BASA Bullen Issue 99Who are we? We are market leaders in foreign exchange and are partnered with the most advanced providers in the world. We work with Corporate and Private clients to help manage their FX exposure whilst achieving the best possible exchange rates with the fastest global payment remittance. Our clients vary from large corporations, SME, Sole Traders to private individuals.With our products, we help our clients stay one step ahead. With market leading expertise’s and bespoke hedging strategies we can tailor our unique services to any business or personal requirements. The Most Competitive Exchange Rates Dedicated FX Account Manager Award Winning 24/7 Online Platform Multi-Currency Collection Account No Hidden CostsOur ClientsCorporate clientsWe work with a diverse range of clients, from Sole Traders, SME’s to large Corporations and we are proud to say every client receives the highest standard of services, saving them time and money on each transaction.Private IndividualsWe know that personal/private transfers are just as important as those business payments. We make sending same day, small or large private payments secure and easy. Book the currency and have it in the account within hours or any chosen date. How it Works Once you are a registered client, you can book, send and receive currency straight away: Email your FX Account Manager Call your FX Account Manager Access our online platform 24/7“Very well looked after – payment all made, invoice paid and we saved about £300 on transfer’’Lorna – Corporate client BASA .Make international payments at the best exchange ratesMake international payments at the best exchange rateswww.hamerandhamer.comwww.hamerandhamer.comWith over 30 years of experience within the FX Markets, our overall numbers with our partners continue to grow.$50 Billion+ 180+ Countries $140+ MillionTransferred Payments sent to Raised in fundingGet in Touch / Request a quote Call us:Email us: Address: +44 (0) 20 3598 firstname.lastname@example.org Hanover Square, Mayfair, London, W1S 1BNBooking the currency You can call, email or log onto your online platform for a live quote. Once you have accepted the quote your currency will be locked in and guaranteed not to change, safe against market ﬂuctuations. As soon as any currency is booked you will receive an automatic trade note conﬁrming the transaction.Settlement and payment Once your funds have been received we will go ahead and have your currency sent to the beneﬁciary you wish. Same day payments or any chosen date you have asked for.Products / Service SolutionsStay ahead with the best products in the FX Market: • Spot Transfer • Forward Contract • Market / Limit Order • Multi-Currency Account • Online Platform • Full FX Treasury • Trade FinanceTestimonials “We have been dealing with Hamer and Hamer for 5 years now and we always get a professional services and excellent rate and our clients are paid the same day.” Specialist Log Cabins Ltd / Beaver Log Cabins “We found using Hamer & Hamer for our international payments to pay our suppliers is eortless. They have always oered the best exchange rates with a great professional service.”Lauren P. – Financial Director of International Pharmaceutical Company“Hamer & Hamer saved us thousands when we bought our dream home in Switzerland.” Phillip H. – Private ClientPrice ComparisonSaving compared to typical FX Broker 0.75%On £100,000 transfer you would save £750Saving compared to typical Banks rates 3%On £100,000 trans-fer you would save £3,000Saving compared to typical Post Oce rates 3% - 5% On £100,000 trans-fer you would save £3,000 - £5,000Why BASA We believe BASA is a fantastic association representing the very best companies in adhesives and sealants. Our partnership with BASA represents the need for a dedicated foreign exchange provider, aimed at servicing BASA Members with their international payments.That’s why Hamer and Hamer decided to get involved and become a dedicated member to address the common issue with businesses in the sealants industry, their foreign exchange exposure.Every year businesses within the adhesives and sealants industry lose thousands to unfavourable exchange rates through outdated banking systems and complacent brokers.Our mission is to reduce the overexposure of busi-ness to foreign exchange by oﬀering the most competitive exchange rates, and serve as a stable foundation for all foreign transfers.Hamer and Hamer is a VISA partnered foreign exchange specialist with industry leading account managers and an award winning online platform, we pride ourselves on adapting to our client’s needs.Hamer and Hamer is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Service Regulations with FCA register number 790754. Hamer and Hamer is regulated by HM Revenue and Customs for Money Laundering Oversight with certiﬁcate number XMML00000115204.
BASA Bullen Issue 994New hazard classes are being proposed by the European Commission for inclusion into the Classicaon, Labelling and Packaging regulaons (CLP).IntroduconThe European Commission has issued a consultaon on a dra new Regulaon that would introduce new hazard classes as part of a revision of the Regulaon (EC) No 1272/2008 (the CLP Regulaon) on classicaon, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP Regulaon).This consultaon opened on the 21st September 2022 and closed on the 18th October 2022. We will update members when the results of the consultaon come out.The proposed amendments to the CLP Regulaon includes entries in Annex I Classicaon and labelling requirements for hazardous substances and mixtures to introduce new hazard classes for disruptors for human health and endocrine disruptors for the environment. Both the endocrine disruptors for human health and disruptors for the environment have Categories one and two with Category one and two for disruptors for human health are dened as “Known or presumed endocrine disruptors for human health” and “Suspected endocrine disruptors for human health”. In a similar fashion hazard classicaons for endocrine disruptors for the environment has two categories Category one “Known or presumed endocrine disruptors for the environment” and Category two “Suspected endocrine disruptors for the environment”. The proposal also includes hazard labelling for endocrine disruptors.Both the endocrine disruptors for human health and for the environment have been given Generic concentraon limits triggering classicaon of a mixture as either Carcinogen Category one or two. The proposal also includes proposals for classicaon of substances as• Persistent, Bioaccumulave and Toxic (PBT) or Very Persistent, Very Bioaccumulave (vPvB) properes; and• Persistent, Mobile and Toxic (PMT) or Very Persistent, Very Mobile (vPvM)Click here to read the rest of this arcle on the members area of the BASA website.New CLP Hazard ClassesGeneral ChangesThere is only one new UN number: UN3550 COBALT DIHYDROXIDE POWDER, containing not less than 10 % respirable parclesThe UN number 1169 has been deleted and the entry for UN number 1197 has been amended to read: “1197 EXTRACTS, LIQUID, for avour or aroma”. There are also new special provisions 396, 397, 398 and 676.Chapter 1 changesWithin Chapter 1 there have been a number of changes to the denions, they have either been updated, deleted or added. There are new paragraphs;• 184.108.40.206 Rellable pressure receptacles authorized by the United States of America Department of Transportaon• 220.127.116.11.1 Import of gasesRellable pressure receptacles authorised by the United States of America Department of Transportaon and constructed and tested in accordance with standards listed in Part 178, Specicaons for Packagings of Title 49, Transportaon, of the Code of Federal Regulaons accepted for carriage in a transport chain in accordance with 18.104.22.168 may be carried from the locaon of the temporary storage at the end point of the transport chain to the end user. • 22.214.171.124.2 Export of gases and empty uncleaned pressure receptaclesRellable pressure receptacles authorised by the United States of America Department of Transportaon and constructed in accordance with standards listed in Part 178, Specicaons for Packagings of Title 49, Transportaon, of the Code of Federal Regulaons may be lled and carried only for the purpose of exporng to countries which are not Contracng Pares to ADR provided the following provisions are met:The lling of the pressure receptacle is in accordance with the relevant requirements of the Code of Federal Regulaons of the United States of America;The pressure receptacles shall be marked and labelled in accordance with Chapter 5.2;The provisions of 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 shall apply to pressure receptacles. Pressure receptacles shall not be lled aer they become due for periodic inspecon but may be carried aer the expiry of the me-limit for purposes of performing inspecon, including the intermediate carriage operaons.”Chapter 1 also sees the addion of three new new transional measures:• “184.108.40.206 EX/III vehicles rst registered or entering into service before 1 January 2029, in accordance with the requirements of 220.127.116.11 applicable unl 31 December 2022, but which do not conform to the requirements of 18.104.22.168 applicable as from 1 January 2023, may connue to be used.”• “22.214.171.124 FL vehicles rst registered or entering into service before 1 January 2029, which do not conform to the requirements of 126.96.36.199 applicable as from 1 January 2023, may connue to be used.”• “188.8.131.52 FL vehicles rst registered or entering into service before 1 January 2029, which do not conform to the requirements of 184.108.40.206 applicable as from 1 January 2023, may connue to be used.”Far more detail has been added on the obligaons of the competent authority and the obligaons of the inspecon Transport changes ADR 2023bodies in ADR 220.127.116.11 and ADR 18.104.22.168ConclusionsThis is NOT all of the proposed changes, just a selecon of the most relevant changes — you MUST check the regulaons or ask your Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) if you are unsure of the regulaons. I am happy to help, email: email@example.com.Remember, ADR 2023 is applicable from 1 January 2023 and mandatory from July 2023.Click here to read the rest of the changes to Chapter 2-9 on the members area of the BASA website.
5 BASA Bullen Issue 99We take a proacve and commied approach to increasing the representaon of local people in our workforce and currently, 40% of our employees live within a 15 mile radius of the Tamworth oce.In the past 2 years, our sta have raised approximately £10,000 for our charies. However, as a company, we have extended our support to naonal and internaonal causes, previously buying hospital equipment and supporng tsunami relief. The directors and sta have raised approximately £200,000 for dierent causes and charies in the last two decades.You can nd out more by clicking the link hereSocial Responsibility and our Commitment to GivingJEFF RICHARDSBusiness Development Manager, Sika UKIf you get the weekly email updates, you will be well aware of the huge number of documents processed by the consultancy team here at BASA over the last few months. Don't receive these emails? Click here for Instrucons for receiving automac email nocaons. We are working hard to stay on top of both the EU chemicals and products regulaon as well as the UK regulaons now that we have le the EU. It is certainly very challenging, and we are already starng to see both accidental and deliberate divergence from EU decisions. Product related regulaons are mainly focussed on construcon products at the moment, although we keep a close eye on food contact issues as well. UKCA marking connues to be a nightmare with government making comments that we have all had two years to prepare, without acknowledging that without a UK Approved Body, axing UKCA marking is not possible. The legal advice remains that because the legislaon sll has not been changed, that without a UKAB report or cercate, manufacturers should only ax CE marking. However, retailers will Regulatory Updatenot easily accept this argument when they are being told that from 1st January 2023 all products should have UKCA marking, despite this NOT being in the legislaon!UKREACH is also a huge issue for Downstream users, with the much smaller UK market size for substances and lack of UK substance manufacturers pushing all the expense and obligaons on downstream users who will all become rst me REACH registrants unless changes are considered. BASA in conjuncon with many other chemical associaons fear that many substances and products will disappear from the GB market, and in fact there is a very real fear that some EU adhesives and sealants manufactures may look to supply end users directly to avoid UKREACH obligaons.Please take a look on the BASA members area for important issues like the Substance watch list, the Biocidal Products watch list, the UKCA Marking Advice and also the new BASA Issues Map.
BASA Bullen Issue 996Sco Bader ATC begins Crestabond® MMA structural adhesive producon for North AmericaSco Bader ATC, based in Drummondville, Canada, has begun manufacturing and supplying Crestabond• structural adhesives to its North American customers.Aer months of installaon and tesng, the rst batch of Crestabond M1 structural adhesive has been successfully produced and delivered to customers. This is a historic moment for Sco Bader as it marks the rst producon of its Crestabond structural adhesives in North America.The expansion of Crestabond• producon to Sco Bader ATC, a £2.2M ($3.3M CAD) investment, will allow Sco Bader to meet the growing demand for their high-quality MMA primerless structural adhesives within the North American market. It will also signicantly reduce transport emissions and delivery mes, helping Sco Bader to deliver a faster, more ecient service for its customers with less environmental impact.The inial producon at Sco Bader ATC will focus on the innovave Crestabond• M1 series of 10:1 structural adhesives, suitable for bonding a range of substrates including composites, thermoplascs and metals. The range benets from varying working mes to suit a host of applicaons in mulple industries including marine, automove, wind energy and construcon.Pierre Parenteau, Site Manager at Sco Bader ATC, said: “Adding Crestabond producon to our site is really excing. It will allow us to serve our North American customers more eciently and with signicantly less environmental impact. A huge thank you to Sco Bader colleagues in Canada and around the group who have worked relessly to make this possible.”Sco Bader invests in North AmericaThe expansion of Crestabond producon to Sco Bader ATC follows the news that Sco Bader has invested $16m in a new producon site in Mocksville, North Carolina. The investment sees the acquision of a 110,000 square foot industrial unit on a 15-acre site, which with further investment will be developed into a state-of-the-art gelcoat and structural adhesives manufacturing facility. It will be the company’s second North American manufacturing site; the new development is expected to create 27 new jobs locally, with 21 in manufacturing and the other roles shared across HR, R&D, commercial support and applicaons.In keeping with Sco Bader’s 2036 vision to steer towards sustainable growth, while increasing its global footprint – environmental impact has been a key consideraon throughout the North Carolina development and will remain central to the investments in its new site. Invesng in people and technology to ensure both the build and ongoing operaons are as ecient as possible.Website: www.scobader.com
7 BASA Bullen Issue 99Sco Bader is pleased to announce it has partnered with Elixir for the distribuon of Crestabond structural adhesives across India.Established in 2011, Elixir-India is a distribuon company focussed on the applicaon of adhesives, sealants and dispensing systems in a wide range of industries including transportaon, renewable energy, aerospace, machine building and general manufacturing. Elixir's goal is to help its customers nd beer ways to join and assemble parts.Sco Bader has over 40 years’ experience in designing and manufacturing high performance adhesives for its customers. Originally launched in 2010, Crestabond primeless 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, thermoplascs and metals. The Crestabond range benets from varying working mes to suit dierent applicaons.Crestabond structural adhesives are manufactured at mulple Sco Bader sites and distributed to customers around the world. Sco Bader Middle East has vast experience in providing technical support and experse to adhesive customers in the Middle East and Asia.Based out of Bangalore, Elixir operates and provides its high technology adhesive soluons naonwide and also complements its products with a complete range of premium automac dispensing equipment and handheld dispensers.Latha Ekambaram, Sco Bader’s Commercial Director for Southeast Asia and India, said: “India is one of the fastest growing regions for advanced composites across several renewable energy markets such as wind energy, solar power and electric vehicles. There is also increased demand for the light weighng of components in the Sco Bader partner with Elixir for the distribuon of Crestabond in IndiaIndian rail and automove markets. This oers great opportunies for our Crestabond range of MMA structural adhesives with its superior strength and toughness. We are pleased to partner with Elixir to bring together their knowledge of the Indian market and our global experse in adhesive producon to oer Indian customers the best of both worlds with complete applicaon and technical support available locally.”Praveen Kumar Khargwanshi, Elixir, explains: “Sco Bader and its leading brand of Crestabond MMA structural adhesives completes our range of product oering to customers in India. Moreover, it means the local availability of top-quality structural adhesives that Sco Bader is known for around the world.”
BASA Bullen Issue 998Rakem September Charity Commiee lunchIn September Rakem celebrated their monthly Charity Commiee lunch on a Friday, with pies and mash for a perfect start to the quickly approaching colder months, which worked great to warm them up."This month, we donated to 3 fantasc charies; Demena UK, The Neonatal Unit of Bolton Hospital, and Charity Boxing Nights, which have raised money for 5+ years through charity boxing events. All money they raise goes towards life-saving equipment to support Newborn Intensive Care Unit babies.Thanks to all for coming down, and we can't wait for next month's Monthly Charity Lunch! "Website: www.rakem.co.ukRavago Chemicals relocate business operaons to BarnsleyA global speciality chemical distributor has opened its main UK headquarters in Barnsley.Ravago Chemicals UK provides experse in chemical soluons and supplies a wide variety of industries and applicaons. Many of the products we use in our everyday lives will likely include a chemical that Ravago Chemicals have within their porolio.They oer a storage, distribuon and supply chain facility, along with technical service experse, to their supply partners and customers around the globe as part of a chemical industry which adds more than £18bn of value to the UK economy each year.The company has signed a long-term lease on 33,000 sq commercial premises at Everill Gate Lane, Barnsley, where their oces and warehouse are fully integrated on-site to deal with shipments arriving by rail, road and ocean.A bulk liquid decanng staon is due to be commissioned in 2023 as the business connues to grow. There is expected to be a connued focus on sustainable and eco-friendly products, which is a big driver within the chemical industry.Everill Gate Lane business park was developed by Lazarus Development following investment from Barnsley Council through our successful Property Investment Fund. Twelve inial jobs will be created, with the potenal to increase each year.The company has worked with Enterprising Barnsley, our business support team across recruitment, skills and idenfying suitable premises.Councillor Robert Frost, Cabinet Spokesperson for Regeneraon and Culture, said: “It’s fantasc to see such a successful company, and leading global distributor, choosing to set up headquarters here in Barnsley.“We look forward to Ravago Chemicals connuing to grow their business operaons right here in the heart of the borough.“We’re commied to providing high-quality commercial premises for businesses across Barnsley, and it’s great that our team at Enterprising Barnsley have been able to support in idenfying and establishing this new headquarters.“We wish Ravago Chemicals connued success for the future.”Gary Ogden, Managing Director at Ravago Chemicals UK, said: “We’re delighted to be moving our UK chemicals business to Barnsley and pung Ravago on the map here in the heart of South Yorkshire.“As a business, we’re always planning for the future and being able to secure a top-quality facility at Everill Gate means we can full our growth ambions.“When we began this project, we idened a geographical area opmum for our business, so Barnsley had some tough compeon but ulmately won the race.“We have created strong relaonships with Barnsley Council through the process, and they have supported our plans. Now we’ve completed the planning, the real hard work starts – making sure we connue to run a successful business that can be a part of the local community, something we can be proud of.“Ravago Group emphasises the human element, so we always make sure we have a respecul and thoughul approach towards people, whether this is our colleagues, business partners or the local community.“Ravago are delighted to be here, and we’re delighted we chose Barnsley.”Barnsley is invesng so businesses, and jobs, stay in Barnsley. Find out more about our wide range of business support to assist you with your growth plans.
InstallerSHOW is the UK s largest event for influential installers and specifiers 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 for 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 Limited stand space remains so enquire today to avoid disappointment BASA Bulletin Issue 99 9
Bond It responds to interior design trend Bond It has extended its product range to accommodate a continuing interior design trend The business which remains one of the UK s largest independent manufacturers of building chemicals has launched its popular Seal Pro hybrid sealant and adhesive in a new Manhattan Grey colour Kirstie Cooper Marketing Manager at Bond It explains Grey is a tonal colour of the moment with both on trend and timeless appeal Arguably it owes much of this on going popularity to its enormous versatility She continues Grey can be paired perfectly with almost every other colour or colour palette and provides an attractive alternative to other frequently over used neutrals like white beige or black It can be used as a statement shade in its own right or as a backdrop to help bright colours pop It also works well across a range of different d cor styles including Scandi mid century modern rustic and minimalist Ideal for use in bathrooms kitchens and other areas where warm moisture laden air might be present Seal Pro features a powerful antibacterial agent which makes it resistant to mould growth It can be used for both interior and exterior sealing and bonding applications and offers excellent adhesion to most substrates including damp surfaces and sanitaryware It is also UV resistant quick curing and virtually odourless thanks to its solvent free formulation In addition Seal Pro is easy to tool and finish and can be overpainted with water based paints Concluding Kirstie adds Bond It s ability to quickly bring to market new products that address changing market needs and consumer trends highlights one of the key benefits we can offer as a business Namely that we are both large enough to have an impact and small enough to be agile nimble and responsive This coupled with our continued investment into our product research and development capabilities means customers can look forward to further timely and on point product launches over the coming months More information on Bond It can be found at www bonditgroup com 10 BASA Bulletin Issue 99