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 Expert  107845

Expert in Detergent Formulation, Detergent Testing

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New York (NY)
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Expert, an industrial chemist with 48 years of industrial and commercial experience, runs a small R&D laboratory that specializes in formulating and testing household laundry detergents and other household products. Expert has provided these consulting and testing services to many clients in the detergent, household product and specialty chemical industries during the more than 28 years his firm's been in business. He is an expert in preparing soils and stains for testing fabric detergents. He is Past Chairman of the ASTM D12 Committee on Soaps and Detergents.

As President of Argeron Industries, Inc., Expert managed a small cosmetics company that formulated and manufactured skin care and make-up products. He is skilled at answering questions regarding the formulation and manufacture of cosmetic products.

Expert has formulated, tested, and manufactured numerous household and industrial cleaning and environmental surface care products. He is familiar with a variety of soaps and detergents including liquid and powdered dishwashing and laundry detergents. He is a principal in Argeo, Inc., and does the lab evaluations for Argeo's multi-client studies of household cleaning products. He is also knowledgeable of environmentally-safe cleaning agents.

While at Conoco, Expert was responsible for development of LAS, the largest biodegradable detergent ingredient made in the world today.

Expert has participated in an EPA study regarding the environmental aspects of the detergent industry. He has analyzed samples for environmental contamination and was involved with remediation of an EPA-listed site in New Jersey.


detergent processing


laundry detergent


detergent technology


detergent testing


detergent formulation




dispersion technology


surfactant chemistry


surfactant technology


cosmetic product formulation


cosmetic product manufacturing


cleaning agent


household cleaning product


biodegradable detergent


detergent environmental effect

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Hartford, Connecticut;  and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Often requested
with this expert:

Surfactant Chemistry
Chemistry and Household Chemicals, Clorox, Product...
Surfactant Biodegradation
Cleaning Formulae & Government Regulations

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1950   M.S.   Organic Chemistry   University of Michigan  
1949   B.S.   Chemistry   University of Michigan  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1972 to





Owner, Manager


Expert's company provides formulation and testing services to the detergent, household products and personal care industries. He also prepares special soiled and stained detergency test cloths for the detergent industry.

1972 to 1993


Argeron Industries, Inc.





Expert founded and managed Argeron Industries to develop and manufacture cosmetics and personal care products.

1950 to 1972


Conoco - Continental Oil Company


R&D and Petrochemical Departments


Chemist, Research Section Head, Project Manager


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC), the American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS), the American Chemical Society (ACS), the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Professional Appointments

He is a Past Section Officer for the AOCS and ACS. He also chairs the ASTM D-12 Committee on Soaps and Detergents.


He was a recipient of the American Society for Testing and Materials Award of Merit in 1999.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has published many articles and holds nearly 30 U.S. and international patents.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Marcel Dekker, Inc  
 - Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Fabric Softeners.
  • Expert in plant based liquid detergents to reproduce detergent product.
  • Expert for consulting on in Detergent Formulations and Fabric Softeners.
  • Expert for consulting on new laundry detergent product development.
  • R & d liquid detergents expert for consulting on Liquid Laundry Detergent.
  • Expert in detergent testing laboratory for consulting on New Botanical Surfactant.
  • Detergent chemistry Expert for consulting on in detergent specification.
  • Expert in sodium dichloroisocyanurate laundry formulations for consulting on powdered laundry detergent.
  • Expert in statistical experimental design surfactant chemistry for consulting on soap and detergent formulation.
  • Expert for consulting on Quick dissolving detergent pill.
  • Expert for consulting on Methods and/or Materials to Mask/Control ODOR of FAME.
  • Laundry detergent expert for consulting on landry detergent, bleach, and softener.
  • Expert in detergent testing laboratories for consulting for large detergent manufacturer.
  • Chemical expert for emulsions and surfactant blends used in firefighting.
  • Expert in auto dish detergent for consulting on formulation and testing.
  • Expert in cleaner formulations for consulting on new green chemistries screening.
  • Expert in automatic dishwashing detergents for consulting on sourcing of automatic dishwashing detergent using natural components.
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:
He consults and provides expert testimony for the detergent and chemical industries, often with data generated in his laboratory.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in chemical engineering soap manufacture for consulting on contamination.
  • Expert in formulation for consulting on litigation proceedings.
  • Expert in liquid fabric softener and flammability for consulting on terry cloth combustibility.
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
Americas, Europe, and Asia   Expert has worked with clients in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Expert can read German.
Russian   He can read Russian.
French   He also reads French.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of detergents, cleaners, cosmetics, and personal care products.


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