OCCA is continuing to monitor the ongoing situation with respect to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). We are following official UK government guidelines, which advise on how to contain, delay and mitigate the spread of the virus.
In line with the most recent government official guidance, all face to face OCCA meetings and events have been cancelled until further notice. However, we are focusing our efforts into providing a number of new online initiatives, including our newly launched Weekly Webinar series, Council & team meetings, networking and social events, primarily via our new Zoom platform.
Please see our website and social media platforms for details of all planned events, including booking links where appropriate.
Date: Wednesday 1st December 2021
Time: 14:30 – 15:30
Our Series 5 of OCCA Weekly Webinars continues with "Modern Masonry Coatings: Protection from Mother Nature" presented by Christophe Baude, Maurille Secher and Raymond Somich of Synthomer plc. The webinar will take place via Zoom on Wednesday 1 December 2021 at 2:30pm.
This webinar is free to attend, simply register below and you'll receive further details & joining instructions in due course.
Why is formulating exterior paints a challenge? What is the surface, structural, and elemental factors that must be considered? There are many enemies including efflorescence, exudation, chemistry compatibility, regulatory restrictions, and the unpredictable foe of Mother Nature.
Increased demand for better performance and the want for deeper color tones brings further complexity to managing cost. In this webinar, the polymer experts of Synthomer will explain the reason for these challenges and share their latest material technology innovations to protect your structure. Together we can protect your masonry. Your participation for this webinar is welcome.
Speaker Profile - Christophe Baude
EMEA Technical Service Manager for Coatings, Synthomer plc
Christophe Baude obtained a Master’s degree in Formulation Chemistry from the University of Lille, France in 2001. He started as R&D Project Leader with ink manufacturer SICPA in 2002. In 2004, he joined COMUS, a specialty coatings manufacturer and worked as Lab Manager for 7 years. In 2011, he joined OMNOVA SOLUTIONS in Villejust, France, as EMEA Coatings Applications Team Leader. In 2020, after OMNOVA SOLUTIONS acquisition, he accepted the role of EMEA Technical Service Manager for Coatings at SYNTHOMER.
Speaker Profile - Maurille Secher
Technical Manager, Synthomer plc
Maurille Secher has 25+ years of Coatings expertise with a focus of Application development and new technology innovations. He has a Masters degree in Surface Physico Chemistry & Colloïdal Systems from the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC) and Executive education from INSEAD. Maurille joined Synthomer from the OMNOVA Solutions business in 2020 as Technical Manager, based in France.
Speaker Profile - Raymond Somich
Global Marketing Director, Synthomer plc
Raymond Somich is Global Marketing Director, responsible for the Coatings portfolio with Synthomer, plc.
Raymond has 20-years experience in the Chemicals industry with a specialization in infrastructure and building construction, automotive applications, as well as industrial and architectural Coatings. His chemistry application experience includes acrylics, epoxies, polyurethanes, silicone and various thermoset materials.
Raymond holds a Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Marketing and completed his Masters in Business Administration at Bowling Green University. He also holds a Six-Sigma Green Belt.