Tecnalia. Inspiring Business

Tecnalia. Inspiring Business

Technical workshop on sustainable paints and coatings


Venue: Fundación Gomez Pardo, c/Alenza 1, 28003 Madrid
Date: 2018.06.20
Organiser: TECNALIA
Price: Free
Arantxa Tejada

There has been some discussion lately regarding conventional and ecological paint and coatings, but what do we really mean by ecological? The main aim of this technical workshop is to clarify the benefits of manufacturing, marketing and applying safe, ecological, high-performance paints, as well as to find out about the standards and regulations affecting this type of paint and coatings which are increasingly in demand. Low in VOCs, they are made with raw material of plant and/or mineral original that do not pollute when being produced or applied.

Specifically, this workshop aims to:

  • Present the industry perspective on safe and sustainable paints and coatings.
  • Respond to the concerns that the sector has on the available alternatives and the expected benefits according to the use.
  • Identify elements for responsible communication with consumers.

Why you simply can’t miss this workshop

This workshop will try to answer a series of questions such as: What are the benefits of ecologically labelled paints? What requirements apply? What standards must paint manufacturers comply with? What challenges do paint manufacturers face? What are the national and the European markets looking for? Among other topics to be discussed.

Who is the event aimed at?

Paint manufacturers and users, prescribers and architects.

09:30 Reception and attendee registration
10:00 Welcome and introduction
10:10 Ministry of the Environment of the Community of Madrid
10:30 The move towards safer and more sustainable paints and varnishes
Ramón Álvarez Sacristán, R&D and Control Director, XYLAZEL
10:50 Emissions of paints and coatings. VOCs and nanomaterials
Alfonso Arevalillo, Researcher, TECNALIA
11:10 REACH 2018 – expanding the communication network 
Ana Castro, Unit Manager, TECNALABAQUA
11:30 Coffee Break
11:50 Migrations for paint in contact with water and food. Analytical methodologies and legislation
► Julio Llorca Pórcel, Technician, TECNALABAQUA
12:10 + 100 years
Antonio Vilaseca Martínez, Technical Director of the TITAN Group
12:30 Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for paint: steps to follow to develop and verify the EPDs
Eli Amat, Technician, TECNALIA Certificación
12:50 Ecological criteria to award the EU Ecolabel to paints and varnishes
Arantxa Pérez, Technician, TECNALIA
13:10 Question time
13:30 Closing address

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