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 Expert  107683

Expert in Blow Molding, Product Development, Training, Bottles, Plastic Containers, PET preforms

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Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert has worked for three blow molding machine manufacturers and gained a solid understanding of the blow molding industry. In his capacity as consultant, Expert is being called upon to trouble-shoot machine and process problems. He advises clients on optimized operating procedures. He maintains a website, where he publishes material on industry relevant issues and answers questions from all over the world.

Expert learned the extrusion blow molding process from the ground up in the technical service department. He has installed dozens of machines and developed many products both in the factory and in the field. He acquired the commercial knowledge of the trade when working for a manufacturer's agent. Today he advises clients in all aspects of extrusion blow molding. He holds training seminars. Expert also designs fixtures for existing blow molding machines to minimize plastic scrap and increase pack-out rates. One of these is a neck flash cooling plate that can be fitted on 'blow-and-drop' blow machines to prevent the neck flash from sticking to the bottles on the conveyor belt. He has ovalized many dies to produce difficult bottles; for example, a 1-liter motor oil bottle with the neck on one side where the die was ovalized in six places.

Expert worked for a manufacturer of single-stage injection stretch blow molding machines and has sold and installed various types. He is familiar with both 3-station and 4-station machines from Magic, Nissei, and Aoki. He starts up new molds on all of these machines. He does cost calculations and advises clients in the conversion process from other materials to polyethylene terephthalate (PET). He also has experience with infant bottles in oriented polypropylene (OPP), where he successfully started up molds.

Expert worked on the development of the integrated two-stage stretch blow molding machine (ITS) at Husky Injection Molding Systems. He studied the reheat oven system extensively and his work resulted in the successful production of the ITS3 oven system. He has extensive knowledge of the properties of PET and its application to the process. He has worked in product development for various bottles on the ITS system and re-designed some of the controls to better suit the process.

Expert has extensive product development experience in both extrusion blow molding and injection stretch blow molding. He has successfully started molds for household products, motor oil containers with offset necks, water bottles, and infant drink bottles to name a few. He gives advice on preform design for processors and a mold maker. He often helps clients to overcome problems with difficult necks.


blow molding


blow-molding equipment


polyvinyl chloride blow molding


extrusion blow molding


single-stage injection-stretch blow molding


stretch blow molding


two-stage injection-stretch blow molding


blow-molded bottle


blow-molded container


plastic bottle


polyethylene terephthalate bottle

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Often requested
with this expert:

Blow Molding, Plastic Bottles, and Packaging
Injection Blow Molding
Plastic Parts & Molding Processes from concept to mass...
Plastics Recycling and Life Cycle Analysis

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1991   Certificate   Digital Electronics   Humber College-Toronto, Canada  
1986   Diploma   Degree in Mechanical Engineering   Staatliche Technikerschule-Berlin, Germany   Best in class
1978   Diploma   Tool and Die Maker   Berufsschule Berlin Germany  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1997 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)



Independent Consultant, Owner


1991 to 1997


Magic North America, Inc.




Vice President


1988 to 1991


Husky Injection Molding Systems



Process Engineer


1986 to 1987


Rober Industrieroboter GmbH



Project Manager/Designer


1979 to 1983


Bekum Maschinenfabriken GmbH



Service Engineer


1976 to 1979


Hugo Reinz GmbH



Tool and Die Maker Apprenticeship


Career Accomplishments:

The consultant is a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers, the Standards & Certification Committee of the Canadian Sector Plastics Council and Mensa Canada

Publications and Patents Summary

The consultant has two books, 20 publications in trade magazines, and one patent.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - PETplanet Publisher  
 - Annual Technical Conference Society of Plastics Engineers Conference  
 - SPE Conference  
 - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  
 - PETplanet Publisher  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2004 to 2004   Attorney General Of Washington   Expert Witness   He provided expertise in refuting a claim brought against the State of Washington

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has laid out and started up entire plants and new molds for clients in single-stage and two-stage injection stretch blow molding and extrusion blow molding for plastic bottles. He advises clients in productivity improvements and scrap reduction.
  • He works for both established companies and inventors to study the feasibility of new products. He does detailed cost calculations and works with mold makers and equipment suppliers to determine total cost of manufacturing procedures.
  • Expert has assisted in developing numerous blow-molded parts and plastic bottles, both in design and mold start-up.
  • He has solved problems in customer plants relating to stress cracking and other plastic-related issues for PET, HDPE, and PVC plastic bottles.
  • Expert has trained plant floor and office personnel in blow molding process control, machinery set-up, and good manufacturing practices for plastic bottles. He also runs on-line courses over the Internet.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on designing a new bottle.
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  • Expert in blow molding to assist with the design of beverage vessels.
  • Expert in plastic blowing molding design for consulting on cost reduction study.
  • Expert for consulting on extrusion blow mold training.
  • Expert for setting up a plastic blow molding factory for consulting on New Plastic Manufacturing Project.
  • Expert in blow molded bottle makers in mexico for consulting on need quote.
  • Injection blow molding expert to help us with a Inj Blow challenges we are facing.
  • Expert in bottle manufacturing engineers for consulting on Custom Hot-Fill PET Bottle Engineering.
  • Expert in blow molding companies for consulting on blow molding pricing.
  • Beverage packaging engineer and expert for consulting on a new plastic beverage design.
  • PET plastic engineer specialist for consulting on creating the cheapest, most efficient still and sparkling beverage package on the planet.
  • Expert in moldings for consulting on part design.
  • Expert for consulting on Blow molding.
  • Expert for consulting on in PET characterization and degradation.
  • Expert in intota for consulting on Blow Molding Operation Setup.
  • Expert in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) liquid with solid masterbatch fundamental material and process understanding for ISBM (2-stage injection stretch blow molding).
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:
  • Bottle manufacture expert for consulting on lock out tag out in glass bottle manufacturing.
  • Polyethylene terephthalate design expert for consulting on water bottle patent infringement.
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:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1993 to 1997   Mexico   Expert sold machines and worked on plant installations in Mexico.
1992 to 1997   People's Republic of China   He sold machines and worked on plant installations in China.
1991 to 1997   Italy   Expert worked closely with the Italian supplier of blow molding machines when he was with the North American agent of these machines.
1974 to 1987   Germany   He grew up in Germany and worked for the world's largest manufacturer of extrusion blow molding machines.
2000 to 2000   Argentina   Expert worked for major suppliers of preforms and bottles in the soft drink industry.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Expert is fluent in German as he was born in Germany and lived there until 1987.
French   Expert can speak, read, and write French. He learned French in school and has practiced it in France, Algeria, and Quebec.

Market Research:
Expert worked for the North American agent of Magic mp, Italy, and sold machines in North America, Mexico, and the People's Republic of China. He created press releases and marketing brochures, quoted the equipment, including complete plants and supervised many installations.

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:

Expert developed several training programs for extrusion and stretch blow molding clients in the area of wall thickness controllers, proportional hydraulics, and machine and mold setup. He is also teaching at the Canadian Plastics Training Centre on a part-time basis. He also gives on-line seminars.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of blow molding machines.

Other Skills and Services

Expert learned process engineering from the ground up and has become an excellent trouble-shooter for machines and processes.

In an area of secondary expertise, Expert has gained knowledge of software designed to analyze the forming of the plastic parison inside the mold. He is working closely with the makers of the software package to fine-tune the performance of the models. He has done verifications that compare simulated with experimental results with good success. Modifications to the software are being implemented and in the near future, and Expert will offer simulation services to the industry.


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