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 Expert  108459

Expert in Polymers, Plastic Product Development

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Connecticut (CT)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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As President of Expert's Firm, Expert consults in key product development areas including engineering resins, alloys and blends, reactive processing, compounding, TPEs, and flame-retardant chemicals. Other consulting services in plastic technology include process optimization, manufacturing support, and materials selection and evaluation. His recent projects involved development of novel polypropylene compounds, improved TPEs for automotive applications, honeycomb manufacture and applications, biodegradable product upgrading, and specialty plastic film development. Expert publishes a newsletter--PEL Plastics Update--which focuses on hot button issues in polymer and plastics technology. Recent topics have included nanotechology, catalysis, biopolymers, smart/functional polymers, alloys and blends, polymer modification, and alliances and new business ventures. Expert has extensive experience in the area of plastic product development. As Science Advisor for Polysar, he was responsible for uncovering and demonstrating new product opportunities, development, scale-up, and commercialization of these new product candidates. Areas of interest include engineering resins, composites, alloys and blends, and recycling.

plastic product development

Expert has worked with a wide variety of materials including polyesters, polycarbonates, polyolefins, styrenics, acrylics, elastomers, high performance polymers, and engineering plastics. He is very knowledgeable of extrusion, pultrusion, compounding, injection molding, and reactive processing. PEL's experience in the plastics industry ranges from resin and film manufacture to consumer products, transportation, and aerospace.

polymer processing

As Head of Polymer Research and Development at TRW, Expert was responsible for product and process development, program management, and business procurement. He worked with high-performance polymers, composites, coatings, adhesives, conductive and reinforced plastics, and materials support for missile development. Materials used in this work include thermosets (epoxies, phenolics), high-performance polymers (polyimides), and elastomers (silicones, EPDM), as well as fibers of graphite, Kevlar, and glass. In this capacity, Expert used such processes as compounding, extrusion, autoclave, hot press lamination, filament winding, and compression molding.

composite material




high-performance polymer

Expert developed and patented novel alloys and blends with superior cost and performance benefits. These materials have attained significant commercial success. Other consulting activities offered by Expert include polymer product and market development; polymer processing and scale-up; and polymer technology transfer and strategic planning. Applications include medical, electrical, automotive, aerospace, and consumer products.

polymer manufacturing technology transfer


polymer marketing


polymer technology


polymer alloy


polymer blend

Expert introduced new engineering plastic compounds with improved productivity and processability. He managed the technical aspects of construction of compounding lines to manufacture the products developed.

polymer compounding

While at Polysar, Expert spearheaded entry into the engineering plastics business by developing concepts and successfully demonstrating their technical and business advantages.

engineering plastic

Expert was on the DuPont team that developed Kapton polyimide film. Four publications resulted from this work including issues such as precursor polyamide acid synthesis and optimization of polymerization conditions, conversion to polyimides, and structure-property relationships of polyimide films. Subsequently, Expert has guided work on the development of partially fluorinated polyimides.

polyethylene terephthalate




polyimide film


polyimide structure-property relationship

Expert has done extensive work with PET, including characterization in solution and morphology studies by laser light scattering. Recently, Expert has made contributions to PET recycling and the development of PET blends with polycarbonate, polypropylene, nylon, and toughened grades modified with Kraton. Two publications, a Gordon Conference presentation, and two patents resulted from this work.

polyethylene terephthalate film


glass-filled polyester

Expert has conducted extensive research and development work on plastic films including films of PET, polyimide, polyvinyl fluoride, polycarbonate, polypropylene, nylon, and barrier composites. Some of this work involved film orientation and its relation to process variables, structure, and properties. This work has benefited aerospace, packaging, electrical/electronic, construction, and adhesives applications.

plastic film


polymer film orientation process

Expert has significant experience with biodegradable polymers, especially polylactic acid. He is familiar with a variety of technologies used to upgrade these materials, the features of commercially available biodegradable polymers, and possible ways to develop new ones.

biodegradable plastic


polylactic acid

Expert's Firm is a technology company with core business directed to polymers/plastics and related chemical intermediates. Activities include product and market development, process optimization, manufacturing support, materials selection and evaluation, plant design, and technology transfer. Applications include medical, electrical, automotive, aerospace, environmental issues, and consumer products.

technology transfer

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Stamford, Connecticut;  Waterbury, Connecticut;  Yonkers, New York;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Often requested
with this expert:

Plastics and Polymer Additives
New Materials, Processing, and Application Development
Polymer Chemistry
Thermally Stable Polymers

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1960   Post Doctoral   Polymer Science   Institute Charles Sadron, Center for Research on Macromolecules   Fulbright Scholar
1959   PhD   Physical Chemistry   Wayne State University  
1955   BS   Chemistry   Wayne State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1990 to






Expert manages the overall technical, marketing and business activities of the company. His current focus is on innovative technology for industry, and government including sensors, coatings, and composites.

1987 to 1990


Polysar, Inc.


Science Advisor


He recommended new R&D areas and guided existing R&D. He developed a new engineering resin business based on polyesters and various blends.

1984 to 1985


TRW , Inc.


Section Head


Expert managed organic and polymer chemistry R&D. He focused mainly on high performance and aerospace materials and processes.

1976 to 1982


Empire Pencil Corporation


Director of Research


He directed company R&D programs; areas included compounding, extrusion, and coextrusion of unique polymeric systems.

1961 to 1975


DuPont Company


Research Scientist


Expert developed and characterized new polymer films including Kapton polyimide, Mylar polyester, and Tedlar polyvinyl fluoride.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the American Chemical Society, the Society of Plastics Engineers, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), The Connecticut Technology Council, and Sigma Xi.


He was a Fulbright Scholar.


Based on his significant achievements and contributions to the polymer and plastics industries, Expert has been elected for inclusion in "Who's Who in Plastics and Polymers." He has recently been elected to Marquis Who'sWho in America for his outstanding scientific and technical achievments.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 25 publications, 20 pending patents (two recently issued), and five recent books.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Expert's Firm  
 - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  
 - SPI/SPE Plastics-West Conference  
 - In Block Polymers. Plenum Press  
 - Provisional Patent Application  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2000 to 2001   Office of Naval Research   Contractor   As Principal Investigator and Program Business Manager, Expert developed a new product for U.S. Navy submarines.
2003 to   DARPA   Contractor   As Pricipal Investigator and Program Business Manager, he is developing new and exotic products for U.S. Navy.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • PEL clients (over 150) include representatives from medical, electrical, automotive, aerospace, marine, industrial, and consumer product companies.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Plastic sheet material selection for vehicle engine compartment.
  • Expert in polyimide films and thin walled tubes.
  • Expert in air care.
  • Plastic expert Calgary for consulting on Plastic Film New Product Development.
  • Expert in Polyimide tubing validation testing.
  • Expert in competitive intelligence for consulting on polyimide plastics industry insights.
  • Expert in PEBA for consulting on patent response TPE.
  • Expert for consulting on PET/ PETg
  • Expert in Optical Index Matching Fluid for PMMA/Elastomer System.
  • Expert in polyurethane processing for consulting on covering rolls and other shapes to provide an extremely tough long wearing surface.
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has experience as an expert witness in court proceedings.

Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in Polyimide Film for consulting on patent case.
  • Polylactic acid expert for consulting on Biodegradable Polymer Blends.
  • Expert for consulting on frozen food film packaging malfunction.
  • Expert in chemical toxicology to consult on triphenyl phosphate applied upon human skin.
  • Aramid fiber expert for consulting on aramid fiber process technology.
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:
Country / Region   Summary
Brussels   Expert assisted a foreign operations department by visiting common market headquarters in Brussels for meetings concerning tariff policy and provided technical consultations with overseas licensees in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Expert can speak, read, and write French.
German   He can read and write German.

Market Research:
Expert has been involved in bringing many polymer and plastic products to market. His company, Expert's Firm, offers expertise in strategic planning, product and market development, and intellectual property transfer of plastic/polymer products. This expertise includes markets and applications for industries such as medical, electrical, automotive, industrial, and consumer products.

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:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has experience locating vendors of: polymer and plastic products including resins, compounds, additives & modifiers; primary and auxiliary equipment; and recycling, custom compounding, extrusion, and molding services.


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