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 Expert  107684

Expert in Silicone, RTV Rubber

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Ohio (OH)
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Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
ROOM TEMPERATURE VULCANIZING (RTV) RUBBER; SILICONE ELASTOMER. Expert spent a significant portion of his career in the area of silicone RTVs. He has applied his expertise in developing new processes, test techniques, and troubleshooting manufacturing systems. His work has led to the development of new products, both in one- and two-part RTVs. Recently, Expert has been active with the custom synthesis of specialty silicones/elastomers.

GASKET. Through the development of silicone gasket materials, Expert has become very involved in gasket technology. Working with compression and adhesion type gaskets, as well as through field, fleet, and dyno testing, many new concepts have been developed and put into practice. He has developed both condensation- and addition-cured silicones (with very low-loss of compression set properties) for unique gasketing applications.

SILICA CHEMISTRY. Expert has experience in various rheological and reinforcement as well as adhesive characteristics. These characteristics can be imparted to products based on the particle size, treatment, and shear environment a compound is exposed to. He has custom developed several grades for these purposes.

SILICONE RUBBER. The bulk of Expert's silicone rubber expertise is in the RTV area. His experience is in both addition and condensation cure systems, testing to customer specifications, cure acceleration, and property enhancement, as well as high temperature and fluid resistance capabilities. He worked extensively on the development of state-of-the-art silicone tubing for medical and pharmaceutical products.

SILICONE ADHESIVE; SILICONE SEALANT. Expert has extensive experience in the field of silicone adhesion. He is also familiar with adhesion promoters for silicone products. He has worked on enhancing silicone adhesion to unique substrates and has worked with vendors in developing new adhesion promoters.

TWO-PART ROOM TEMPERATURE VULCANIZING SILICONE COMPOUND. Expert has developed very fast-curing versions of these silicone compounds. In addition, he has modified current versions to enable enhanced properties such as low viscosity, fast cure, high tear, and others.

TREATED SILICA; FUMED SILICA. Expert has worked with major vendors worldwide in order to develop the best treated silicas on the market. He uses various agents, resulting in enhanced rheological or reinforcement properties in compounded elastomers.

DIE SPRAY LUBRICANT FORMULATION. In metalworking applications, blends of natural and synthetic lubricants are sprayed into molds prior to the pouring of molten metals. This process facilitates the ejection of the molded metal parts. Expert has custom developed products for many U.S. die spray companies.


fumed silica




room-temperature vulcanizing rubber


silica chemistry


silicone adhesive


silicone elastomer


silicone rubber


silicone sealant


treated silica


two-part room-temperature vulcanizing silicone compound


vulcanized elastomer



Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Cleveland, Ohio;  Akron, Ohio;  Youngstown, Ohio;  Canton, Ohio;  Lorain, Ohio;  Lakewood, Ohio;  Elyria, Ohio;  Euclid, Ohio;  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;  and Erie, Pennsylvania.

Often requested
with this expert:

Silicones, Silanes
Silicone/ Silicon Processing and Applications, New Process...
Adhesives and Sealants
Silicone Medical Devices and Implants, Product Development,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1985   BS   Chemistry   Regents College, University of the State of New York, Albany  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1996 to






1995 to 1996


Dexus Laboratories


Director of Research & Development


1994 to 1995


May National Associates


Technical Director


1993 to 1994


Norton Performance Plastics


Senior Materials Chemist


1987 to 1993


Loctite Corporation; Automotive Aftermarket Product Development


Section Head, Senior Chemist


1986 to 1987


Shimadzu Scientific Instruments


Product Manager


1973 to 1986


General Electric


Silicone Products Division


Publications and Patents Summary

He has presented papers at the American Chemical Society, Society of Automotive Engineers, Boston Rubber Group, and Adhesives and Sealant Council.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1998 to 1999   Consumer product safety commision   consultant   Identify source of failure in a silicone gasket

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Training/Seminars Expert offers seminars through his company Expert's Firm. These seminars include Silicone Processing, Troubleshooting RTV Silicone Products, Silicone Gasketing Technology, Silicone Reinforcement, and Adhesion with Silicone Elastomers. Expert has also chaired seminars through the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and has presented many in-company seminars on specific aspects of gasketing and silicone technology.
  • Custom product development
  • Process troubleshooting
  • Test method development
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in absorbent polymers.
  • Expert in silicone for consulting on continuous silicone sponge sheet.
  • Expert in silicone and rubber
  • Expert in manufacture fumed silica treatment for consulting on treating fumed silica and other fillers for silicone rubber materials both HCR and Liquid type.
  • Silicone chemistry expert for consulting on Silicone Rubber.
  • Extrusion expert for consulting on manufacturing process optimization & consistency.
  • Expert in soluble silica chemistry for consulting on silica/Al solubility in carbonate/bicarbonate solutions.
  • Expert for consulting on Silicone fillers and additives
  • Silicone gasket expert for consulting on Silicone seal used is pressure envronment.
  • Expert for consulting on Sodium Silicate and enviormental clean up.
  • Expert in Optical Index Matching Fluid for PMMA/Elastomer System.
  • Expert in vulcanization of rubber for consulting on finding a right cure.
  • Expert in identifying and specifying a latex-free silicone-based grip material for consulting on fabric application.
  • Expert in Wisconsin silicone compounders for consulting on RTV & silane.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Patent Reexamination.
  • Expert silicone for consulting on patent application.
  • Paint coating expert for consulting on BE sealants Premoflex textured coating.
  • Expert to evaluate 2 chemical manufacturing processes for polysilicon production and testify as to their differences.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1999 to 1999   China   Silane yield optimization
1999 to 1999   Switzerland   Relay a new process technology to make a novel sealant
1999 to 1999   Germany   Teach silicone processing & testing technologies
1998 to 1999   Canada   Solve several adhesion problems for two firms

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Expert reads and speaks French.
German   Expert understands basic German
Spanish   Expert understands basic Spanish

Market Research:
He has directed firms in product introduction, market segment direction, field testing, focus groups, applications

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Silicone RTV Formulating Silicone Gasket Technology Silicone Adhesion Technology

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He routinely directs clients to vendors for silicas, silanes, polymers, catalysts, extending fillers, manufacturing & testing equipment, packaging

Expert has experience locating vendors of: * Silanes * Silica * Silicones * Silicone polymer * High temperature additives * Test equipment.

He has access to the following resources: * Print materials * Personal contacts.


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