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WALLCOVERINGS Wallcoverings Wallcovering Sales


Despite a market environment in 2010 which continued to test all members of the BCF, I am pleased to report that your Federation has moved forward on a broad front.The year was a tough one as demand growth early in the year faded out and raw material shortages, inflationary cost increases and tight credit support from the banks together with worries about VOCs and REACH implementation increased the challenges for all Members. During that time, the BCF has grown its membership numbers and continued to deliver a small surplus.


000s rolls 40,000


35,000 30,000 10.0 25,000 0.0 20,000 -10.0 15,000 -20.0 10,000 5,000 0


% change in UK market rollage % change in UK market value Total UK market by volume (LH axis)


-30.0


This Committee continued to meet regularly throughout the year to discuss a range of technical, health and safety and standards issues relevant to the sector; these included:


-40.0


l Recovery of waste PVC and plastisol from wallcovering manufacture


Wallcoverings Sector Council Chaired by Barry Forester, Anstey Wallpaper


This Sector Council met three times during the year to discuss issues relevant to the wallcoverings industry. During their meetings, they have made significant input in to the Sustainability Committee, the Publicity Committee and reviewed industry statistics on a regular basis.


They have supported Press Releases with two key


l The Construction Products Directive (CPD) requirement for CE marking of products and concerns over additional labelling requirements from some EU countries


l Fire test standards for products


l Energy issues including CRC exemption and Climate Change Agreement (CCA) performance of the sector, which again met its sector requirement set by DECC


Climate Change Levy Scheme


During the year consultations took place regarding what scheme would replace the current scheme whose energy targets only went up to December 2010. However with the change in government things were thrown into confusion and the process has now to start again, this has lead to uncertainty in what will be put in place for companies. The BCF is monitoring the situation closely for its wallcovering members.


On brighter note the wallcovering sector met its energy reduction targets for 2010 which was the fifth target period for the sector. This enables the companies in the scheme to continue to claim a rebate on the levy paid on energy use, although the energy rebate reduced from 80% to 65% from April 2011.


TOTAL UK WALLCOVERINGS MARKET % change on a year ago


30.0 20.0


messages in the last year. Firstly, the impact of the shortage and increased cost of raw materials, and secondly, promoting and celebrating the growth in wallcoverings sales.


Wallcovering Sector Technical Committee Chaired by Peter Whitehead, Graham & Brown and Keith Giddens, Speciality Coatings


l Concerns over the future of the CCA for industry


l Sustainability for wallcoverings reviewing the American standard (NSF 342)and investigating the CCaLC methodology with agreement to collect data for wallcoverings


l Commenting on DEFRA’s review of the Guidance Notes covering control of emissions for this sector.


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British Coatings Federation Annual Handbook & Membership Directory 2011


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