The British Coatings Federation celebrated its 25th birthday last week, with a ceremonial plaque and an anniversary cake.

The celebration took place during a BCF Printing Ink Technical Committee Meeting, and was attended by more than 20 members at the BCF’s new headquarters in Coventry. A plaque was unveiled to mark the occasion and cake was served.

The BCF was formed when the Society of British Printing Ink Manufacturers joined forces with the Paintmakers Association. In 2005 the wallcoverings sector also joined.

CEO Tom Bowtell said: “Printing inks are a very important sector to the BCF, making up over 20% of the membership.

“We continue to campaign on key issues for printing ink members such as achieving a positive Brexit outcome for the industry and promoting best practice when using printing inks, especially when related to food packaging.”