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 Expert  108476

Expert in Blow Molding, Plastic Bottles, and Packaging


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

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

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Expert has extensive experience in all aspect of PET bottle blowing, starting from preform and product design, through prototype operations and into full production. He has extensive knowledge of the injection molding process and machinery for the manufacturing of preforms and the blowing process and related machinery. He is familiar with mold design, both for injection and blowing. He has experience with in-plant operations such as resin conveying and drying, grinding and regrind utilization, bottle conveying, and quality systems including equipment and procedures. In the design area, he has an extensive background in the requirements for various end use and secondary operations of bottles and containers and the translation of those into engineering specifications and design concepts that assure high-performance levels. Expert is experienced in all PET applications, from non carbonated or solids, to beverage, both carbonated and non carbonated, to hot filling and high-barrier applications.
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polyethylene terephthalate

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polyethylene terephthalate bottle

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blow-molded bottle

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blow-molded container

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plastic bottle

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dairy product package

Expert has many years of experience in blow molding, product design, system requirements, and processing for various applications. This includes the selection of proper resin to meet product requirements, processing needs, and machinery suitability, specifically material preparation, the use of regrind to improve production economics, tailoring of the extrusion process, and die head design and other general plant operations including quality.
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blow molding

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bottle resin

Expert has extensive experience in technical management, product development, plant operation, and equipment purchase and installation along with all auxiliary operations for resin handling, grinding, blending, drying, and storage. He is familiar with chillers and compressors. The products he has worked with include monolithic, coextruded, in-line and post laminated products, and embossed and mat surfaced products. The materials he has extruded include ABS, styrene, polycarbonate, PVC, cellulosics, and olefins.
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sheet extrusion

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polymer processing


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  Paterson, New Jersey;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Often requested
with this expert:

Blow Molding, Product Development, Training, Bottles,...
Injection Blow Molding
Plastics: Extrusion & Flexible Packaging
Beverage Packaging, Glass Bottles, R&D, Packaging Standards...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1972   PhD   Polymer Mechanics   Stevens Institute of Technology  
1969   ME   Mechanical Engineering   Stevens Institute of Technology  
1967   BSc   Mechanical Engineering. Technion   Israel Institute ofTechnology  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1998 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Independent Consultant

 

Expert's responsibilities include project management, product development, training, troubleshooting and expert witness work.

1994 to 1998

 

Schmalbach Lubeca (formerly Johnson Controls)

 


 

Director of Development and Application Engineering

 

Expert developed new PET containers for various application, for food cosmetics, medical, and household chemicals. He developed process technologies as well.

1988 to 1993

 

Monsanto Plastics Division

 


 

Senior Group Leader

 

He developed ABS/PC blends and weatherable ABS Managed the process area in the technical center.

1984 to 1988

 

Monsanto Monopet Division

 


 

Senior Group Leader

 

Expert developed hot filled PET bottles. He developed processes and assisted in commercial operations startup.

1978 to 1984

 

Rowland Inc.

 


 

Director of R&D

 

Responsibilities included custom sheet extrusion and co-extrusion.

1977 to 1978

 

Continental Group

 

Plastics Beverage Bottle Division

 

Manager of Operation and Process Engineering

 

Expert worked on the startup of several PET blow molding plants with a brand-new technology, machinery and processes.

1973 to 1977

 

Monsanto

 

Cycle Safe Division

 

Superintendent of Manufacturing Tec

 

Responsibilities included the development of the first commercial beverage bottle for soft drinks, including processes and machinery.

1972 to 1973

 

PPG Industries

 


 

Senior Research Engineer

 

Expert managed a testing lab for the manufacturer of Polyurethane foams and thermoset polyesters applications.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

SPE

Awards/Recognition

Expert is a Fellow of SPE, nominated by the Blow Molding Division Board in 1996.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

31 publication plus 68 article and commentaries in Plastics in Packaging magazine. 24 issued patents of patent application filed

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Elsevier  
 - Wiley  
 - Van Nostrand Reinhold  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert provided the technical framework and project management for developing various specialized blow molding equipment for proprietary use.
  • Technical advise in the use of PET in several medical applications.
  • Technical stuff training in PET, Plastic processes, design and martial science
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on PET and Kompressor Project:.
  • Expert for consulting on MR Syringes Alternate PET Project.
  • Expert for consulting on Blow molding.
  • Injection blow molding expert for consulting on review of product design options.
  • Thermal forming plastic expert for consulting on product evaluation.
  • Expert in molded bottles for consulting on designing a chlorine bleach bottle to vend.
  • Expert in Stellinity 2.0 Design and Manufacturability Support.
  • Expert in proof of concept for blow molding syringe barrels.
  • Expert in tooling technology development project
  • Expert in TPU/BaSO4 compounding.
  • Expert for consulting on in PET characterization and degradation.
  • Expert in beverage packaging design and manufacture for consulting on Beverage container design and manufacturing.
  • Expert in bottle manufacturing engineers for consulting on Custom Hot-Fill PET Bottle Engineering.
  • Pet extrusion expert for consulting on need PET additive.
  • Extrusion blow molding expert for consulting on PP body and elastomer pads.
  • Beverage packaging engineer and expert for consulting on a new plastic beverage design.
  • Expert in surface grinding for consulting on the relationship of die/punch clearance vs. gauge of plastic be to maximize the efficiency of sheer cutting APET plastic.
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:
To date, Expert has been involved in two cases. The first case dealt with the value of technology when adapted for a specific application and was settled during the trial. The second is ongoing and deals with product liability.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Bottle manufacture expert for consulting on lock out tag out in glass bottle manufacturing.
  • Expert in machinery for consulting on manufacturing plastic soda bottle.
  • Blow molding expert for consulting on injection-blow molding.
  • Polyethylene terephthalate design expert for consulting on water bottle patent infringement.
  • Bottle designer expert for consulting on Bottle design for flammable liquor.
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
Israel   Expert has dealt with several Israeli companies to facilitate business development and sourcing of materials and machinery. Expert was also educated in Israel.
Europe   Providing technical input in the design of blow molding machinery for several companies
Thailand and Malysia   Training courses

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Hebrew   Fluent
German   Limited speaking skills

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Expert developed numerous in-house training programs for employees and for customers. He often conducted these trainings. He wrote the technical background and was involved in the production of the Extrusion Blow Molding Technology, Sheet Extrusion Technology, and Material Drying Paulson training programs.


 

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