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 Expert  107814

Expert in Adhesives and Sealants

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Ohio (OH)
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Throughout his career, Expert has focused his work on high-performance thermoplastic and thermosetting adhesives and sealants for the bonding and sealing of metals, plastics, and glass.

Expert is an international authority on the synthesis and application of "instant adhesives" ("super glues"). He has designed and developed new products for industrial, consumer, and automobile markets. He also has extensive experience in troubleshooting applications for medical device and industrial customers.

Expert is a world expert on the formulation and application of anaerobic and tough acrylic adhesives that cure rapidly when confined between metal or plastic parts and are used widely in industrial and automotive markets for bonding, gasketing, and sealing.

Expert has extensive experience in the formulation and curing of both acrylic systems utilizing free-radical initiators and epoxy/vinyl ether systems using cationic photoinitiators. He has also developed products for the bonding and sealing of medical and electric parts.

Expert is proficient in the development and testing of hard thermoplastic systems and pressure-sensitive adhesives. He has worked on systems for bonding polyethylene and polypropylene, plus adhesives designed for withstanding both high and low temperatures.

Expert has extensive experience in the development of silicone and anaerobic materials for the formulation of "formed-in-place" gaskets for the sealing of automotive and industrial components.

Expert has developed and troubleshot applications involving the potting and coating of electronic components with epoxy or UV-cured acrylic systems.

Expert has spent nearly 20 years working with metal sealants. These are impregnated into metals to prevent the permeation of gases and liquids through the porous structure of the metals.


adhesive material


adhesive formulation


adhesive compounding


adhesive curing


adhesive formulation technology


adhesive selection


elastomeric sealant


glass adhesion




metal adhesion


metal adhesive


metal to plastic adhesion


plastic adhesion


polyethylene adhesion


stainless steel adhesion


thermosetting adhesive


thermosetting adhesive formulation


windshield sealant


automotive adhesive


cyanoacrylate adhesive


acrylic adhesive material


acrylic monomer


acrylic polymerization


acrylic resin


anaerobic adhesive


ultraviolet-curable adhesive


hot-melt adhesive


pressure-sensitive adhesive




electronic encapsulation


material impregnation


pore sealing


thread sealant

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:

Adhesive Consulting, Formulating, & Research in Structural,...
Adhesives, Sealants, and Coatings
Selection of Structural Adhesives for Plastics, Metals, &...
Industrial and Consumer Adhesive and Sealant Technologies

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1974   N/A   Post Doctoral Associate   Rensselaer, New York  
1973   Ph.D.   Polymer Chemistry   University of Keele, England  
1970   M.S.   Polymer Science   University of Bradford, England  
1969   B.S.   Applied Chemistry   Huddersfield College of Technology, England  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1989 to 2000


F.L.D. Enterprises Inc


Chemical Assembly and Coating Consultants




1985 to 1988


Loctite Corp.


New Business Development


Vice President and Director


1981 to 1985


Loctite, Ohio


Research and Development


Vice President


1979 to 1982


Loctite, Ohio



Product Development Manager


1977 to 1979


Loctite, Dublin



Product Technology Manager


1976 to 1977


Loctite, Dublin, Ireland



Senior Chemist


1974 to 1975


Trinity College, Dublin



Research Fellow, Chemistry


Publications and Patents Summary

Expert is the author of several book chapters and many scientific papers. He holds six U.S. patents with foreign filings.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics  
 - Polymer Journal  
 - Applied Science Publishers  
 - Chemical Society Specialist Periodical Reports  
 - ASM International Handbook on Adhesives and Sealants (Chapter)  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in cyanoacrylates and polyurethanes for consulting on medical device use issues.
  • Expert in polymer to consult on synthetic track surfaces .
  • Adhesive expert for consulting on making stainless steel ceramic bond.
  • Expert for consulting on Structural adhesives.
  • Expert in consulting on structural adhesives.
  • Corrosion inhibitor expert for consulting on corrosion inhibitor validity.
  • Adhesive expert needed for consulting regarding adhesive for a micro channel heat exchanger.
  • Ship building and design expert needed for consulting regarding the design of low pressure seals for naval ship application.
  • Adhesives expert for consulting on finalize adhesive selection and process for fixing plastics to metal in an external industrial environment where corrosion is the key problem.
  • Epoxy chemistry expert for consulting and class instruction on changes in the formulations of the epoxy systems.
  • Expert for consulting on Adhesives
  • Intota expert for consulting on Thermoplatic Polyurethane Hot Melt Adhesives for shoe assembly.
  • Expert in adhesives for consulting on Filter Pleat Stabilization.
  • Expert in Vinyl with adhesive over-laminate Need.
  • Expert for consulting on Encapsulant dispense.
  • Adheisive expert for consulting on special bonding needs of motorcycle grip.
  • Expert in ashland chemical UV PSA for consulting on adhesive process development.
  • Adhesive expert for consulting on solving metal adhesion issues for new product.
  • Seal expert for consulting on seal for high G application.
  • Expert in adhesives for consulting on development of adhesive with changing activation.
  • Expert in adhesive ultraviolet for consulting on pressure-sensitive adhesive for nylon luggage.
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 in panel delamination issue for litigation case.
  • Paint coating expert for consulting on BE sealants Premoflex textured coating.
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
Europe   Expert is an English national and has worked and consulted in several European countries

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of adhesives, sealants, acrylic monomers, packaging components, glass, plastic bottles, and containers.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has additional business experience as the co-founder of a company in Ireland which distributes laboratory instrumentation and supplies.


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