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 Expert  108444

Expert in Polymer Coating Technologies

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Minnesota (MN)
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Expert has designed numerous formulations serving commercial and industrial coating needs. Expert has experience in the development of coating products for graphic arts, inks, paints, lacquers, elastomerics, adhesives, chemically resistant coatings, decorative coatings, photosensitive coatings, anti-corrosive, and abrasive coatings. The focus of his business is in all types of coatings and processes, and he has been exposed to practically all aspects of coating technology. Expert is familiar with many polymer and copolymer chemistries including high solids, radiation cured, latex or water-based, and powder technologies. He has designed and structured an intensive two day course dealing with formulating technology and design for coating industries. Expert has the capabilities to perform research and development activities in the generation of custom coating formulation designs. Additionally, complete manufacturing facilities exist to permit compliant coatings manufacturing, including the toll manufacturing of various client-owned coating formations. These R&D and manufacturing services may be provided through Expert's organization, Expert's Firm To date, numerous organizations have benefited from Expert's design techniques dedicated to presenting an environmentally complaint solution to conventional coating problems.

coating formulation


polymer coating material


coating manufacturing

Through his work designing coatings for various coating processes, Expert has gained experience with many of the processes themselves. He is knowledgeable in Mayer or wire rod coating, air knife, bead, brush, dip, curtain, conformal, roller, engraved roll or gravure, and extrusion coating. He is also familiar with rotary screen coating. Expert can answer questions on coating inspection, properties, raw materials, and selection. His development and research activities have included numerous coating applicators. In addition, Expert has directly employed numerous crosslinking techniques.



coating material


coating applicator


coating crosslinking

Expert has designed and manufactured numerous abrasion resistant coatings for plastics, glass, wood, and metals.

abrasion-resistant coating material

Having direct experience in various web coating processes, Expert is knowledgeable of air knife coating, bead coating, and waterborne and solvent borne coatings.

air-knife coating process


web coating process


bead coating

Expert's extensive experience in this area involves manual and high volume web coating processes.

Mayer rod coating

Numerous chemical-resistant coating formulations have been developed by Expert including water borne, high solids, and radiation curable coatings. He is also familiar with epoxy, urethane, acrylic, and polyester chemical-resistant coatings.

chemical-resistant coating material

Expert's direct experience with paper coatings includes solvent, water borne, and radiation curable coatings.

coated paper

Expert has substantial experience in statistical experimental design, also called design of experiments (DOE). He has lectured on this topic and has presented a professional intensive course designed for the industrial environment. He has expertise in analysis of variance and evaluation via ANOVA. Expert has applied his knowledge in this area to his work in coating formulation design and processes, the chemical process industry, paper and pulp processing operations, printing processes, and other industrial processes.

design of experiments


statistical design of experiments


analysis of variance

Expert routinely uses Latin square as a screening tool for main variable effects according to linear mathematical models. He has used the statistical design of experiments (DOE) extensively, and he has excellent knowledge of structuring designs and its use in industry

Latin square

Employing his knowledge of industrial coating processes, Expert is proficient in the theory and practical usage of central composite design processes.

central composite design

Expert has had the opportunity to work with numerous polymers in an industrial environment. This work has provided him with a thorough knowledge of applied polymer chemistry in dealing with polymers and copolymers in solution and as mixtures. The polymers with which he has experience include acrylics, vinyls, esters, ethers, cellulosics, epoxies, melamines, phenolics, amines, formaldehyde condensates, urethanes, rubbers, and natural polymers. Expert has also studied polymer/solvent and polymer/polymer interactions, as well as both chain and condensation polymers and copolymers.


Expert has developed many photosensitive polymer coating formulations. The systems have used ultraviolet and electron beam as well as visible light to initiate the cure mechanism. Furthermore the chemistries include free radical and ionic mechanisms. The systems generate crosslinks or polymerize upon exposure to radiation thus changing their physical properties. Products with which Expert has had direct experience include inks, wood coatings, photoresists, photostencils, screenprinting stencils, and hard coats.

organic photochemistry


radiation hardening


radiation curing

In order to solve many environmental compliance problems high solids have been used to significantly reduce volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions in coating processes. Expert has formulated many thermosetting and thermoplastic systems including melamine-formaldehydes, phenol-formaldehydes, polyesters, polyurethanes, and epoxies. Each of the systems which Expert designed has required polymer selection, additives and coating characterization, and degree of cure characterization.

high-solids organic coating material

Expert has extensive working knowledge of water-based coating systems and formulations. The polymers involved in the systems which he has designed have been water soluble, water dispersions, or latex types and colloidal dispersions. Substantial use of surface chemistry was required. Through this work he gained an understanding of surfactants and wetting agents. Expert has direct experience working with water-based UV curables, adhesives, water-reducible and alkyd paints, and inks.

water-based coating material

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Duluth, Minnesota.

Often requested
with this expert:

Adhesive Consulting, Formulating, & Research in Structural,...
Organic Coatings: Comprehensive knowledge of the theory and...
Web Coating Technology
Polymer Coatings, Adhesives Development, Polymer...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1984   MS   Polymer Science and Engineering   University of Massachusetts  
1978   MA   Biochemistry   University of Scranton  
1976   BS   Biology   University of Scranton  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1991 to






1982 to 1991


The Chromaline Corporation


Director of Research and Development/Quality Control


1978 to 1982


James River Graphics


Senior Chemist


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Society for Quality Control, and the Federation of Coatings Technologies.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - United States Patent Office  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on alkyds.
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  • Expert in silicone hard coat chemistry for consulting on optical molding and coating processes & systems evaluation.
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  • Thick film screen printing expert needed for consulting on thick film coating.
  • Adhesive formulation expert for consulting on adhesive formulation, shelf life, adhesive to adhesive contact and de-bonding issues.
  • Construction chemicals expert to participate in a roundtable discussion.
  • Phenolic coating expert for consulting on heat exchanger tubes.
  • Coating curing industrial expert for consulting on reflective paint drying.
  • Acrylamid expert for consulting on Acrylics.
  • Expert in paint formulating.
  • Toll manufacturing expert for consulting on epoxy coating and toll manufacturer review and audit.
  • Expert in Plastisol
  • Expert in Wire coating/insulation processes using solvent based systems.
  • Paint and coatings expert needed for consulting on manufacturing of anticorrosion coatings.
  • Conformal coating expert in Los Angeles for consulting on conformal coating equipment and process.
  • Expert in ink formulation for consulting on specialized inkjet ink formulation.
  • Expert in coaters for pressure sensitive adhesive for consulting on PSA coating.
  • Coating expert for consulting on melamine.
  • Expert in silk screens for consulting on setting up and operating a 80" wide bed automated line using water and solvent based UV inks.
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:
  • Industrial paint expert for consulting on industrial sanding machine issues.
  • Expert in PCB laminate for testimony on a patent litigation case.
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.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of polymers and resins; coating equipment and additives; chemicals; printing supplies and equipment; analytical supplies, services, and equipment; and mixing and dispersion equipment.

He has access to print materials (buyer's guides and catalogs), trade Journals, DIALOG database, the Thomas Register, societies and has industry contacts.

Other Skills and Services

Expert teaches as an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.


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