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 Expert  107727

Expert in Teflon PTFE, FEP, PFA, and Kynar

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Maryland (MD)
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Expert has worked continuously with fluoropolymers for 40 years. In 1995, he was elected to the Plastic Pioneers. His election to the Plastics Hall of Fame was in recognition of his contributions to this field. Expert has expertise in the design, development, and processing of fluoropolymers. He is especially familiar with Teflon. Expert has worked extensively with the chemical process, pulp and paper, automotive, and aerospace industries.

He has had coating experience with all the fluoropolymers. He has had experience in making and applying ultra-thick coating by wet spray. He has had experience with fluidized bed coating, electrostatic spraying, and flocking with Teflon and other fluoropolymers.

Expert has worked with polytetrafluoroethylene for 40 years. He has had extensive experience with the properties, applications, and all types of processing of these resins.

Expert is an expert in the fabricating techniques of ethylene trifluoroethylene and ethylene monochlorotrifluoroethylene resins and polymer vinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resins. These techniques relate to coatings, films, linings, and laminates.

Expert was one of DuPont's people who introduced FEP to industry in 1960. He has worked with the material for more than 35 years and has had extensive application experience with the resin. He has designed machinery and developed manufacturing and processing techniques for many parts. Expert has several patents relating to FEP fabrication.

Expert has had extensive application experience with the perfluoroalkoxy resin. He has designed machines and developed manufacturing and processing techniques for many parts using these resins.

Expert has been issued patents relating to heat sealing fluoropolymers. He has had extensive experience in seaming FEP, PFA, and PTFE and other plastics. He is currently active in the area of sealing.

Expert has had extensive lining experience with fluoropolymer resins. His work in this area has continued since 1964. It has included lined tanks, valves, pumps, and pipe. He has designed machines and developed manufacturing and processing techniques for many parts. His experience has included isostatic and transfer molding, as well as rotational molding, fluidized bed coating, electrostatic spraying, and sheet lining.

Expert has worked on compounding, coating, and lamination since 1957. He has developed special technologies for laminating fluoropolymers and has authored articles on reinforcing Teflon PTFE. He has also developed special technologies for laminating fluoropolymer sheets, including laminating glass fabrics to PTFE, as well as the melt resins. He is currently active in laminating and making composites.

Expert has designed machines and developed manufacturing processing techniques for ram extrusion. He can also consult on technology for continuous isostatic molding shapes, paste extrusion, and melt extrusion.

Expert's expertise includes isostatic and hydrostatic molding. He has designed tooling and developed processes and techniques in this area. He has used this technology to produce molded missile nose cones, radomes, liners, and complex shapes with PTFE.

Expert has designed manufacturing facilities for making etch and for etching. He has had extensive experience in etching and bonding PTFE, FEP, and PFA.

A significant portion of Expert's career has been in the manufacture and application of "Teflon" FEP heat shrinkable tubing to roll covers. Recently, he discovered that a polytetrafluoroethylene could be made heat shrinkable so it could be tightly shrunk about an object with a hot air gun at 250 degrees Fahrenheit.


fluorocarbon polymer


fluoropolymer technology


tetrafluoroethylene polymer




Teflon coating material


Teflon coating process






polytetrafluoroethylene processing


polytetrafluoroethylene tubing


fluorocarbon resin


ethylene-chlorotrifluoroethylene copolymer


ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene coating material


fluorinated ethylene propylene


fluorinated ethylene propylene film




heat sealing


heat-sealable polymer


heat-sealing fluoropolymer


plastic welding


fluoropolymer lining material


laminate material




polytetrafluoroethylene ram extrusion


hydrostatic molding


isostatic molding


fluoropolymer etching


heat-shrinkable fluorinated ethylene propylene tubing


heat-shrinkable fluoropolymer

Recently, Expert was a co-discoverer of a similar technology that could be used to make ultra high molecular weight polyethylene heat shrinkable both as a film form and a heat shrinkable tube that could be shrunk tightly around rolls and other objects.

Expert's experience with high temperature plastics relates to all of the fluoropolymers including processing, designing, and fabrication of resins, films, sheets, and coatings.

Expert has had extensive expertise in the fabrication of fluoropolymer films and sheets. Fabrication includes pressure and vacuum forming and sealing of complex shapes.

Expert has designed machines and developed manufacturing and processing techniques for molding free shapes and for linings of valves, pumps, etc.


heat-shrinkable tubing


high-temperature plastic


fluoropolymer film


fluoropolymer processing

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Allentown, Pennsylvania;  Reading, Pennsylvania;  Bethlehem, Pennsylvania;  Lancaster, Pennsylvania;  Trenton, New Jersey;  Camden, New Jersey;  Wilmington, Delaware;  Baltimore, Maryland;  and Alexandria, Virginia.

Often requested
with this expert:

Polymer Selection for Food, Automotive, and Electronic...
Non-Stick Coatings, Thermal Spray Coatings
Plastics and Polymer Additives
Coatings and Fluoropolymers

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1952   BA   Chemistry   University of Vermont  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1980 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)


Consultant On Fluoropolymers


1974 to 1979


Carborundum Protective Plastics Division


Manager of Chemical Equipment


1967 to 1974


Expert Industries, Inc.




1964 to 1967




Vice President


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Plastics Hall of Fame, the Plastic Pioneers, and the Plastics Academy.

Professional Appointments

He has served as Chairman of the Fluoropolymers Division of the Society of the Plastics Industry.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert is the inventor or co-inventor of ten U.S. and foreign patents.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Managing Corrosion with Plastics NACE  
 - Machine Design  
 - Materials and Design Engineering  
 - SPE Journal Society of Petroleum Engineers  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Welding pfa expert for consulting on PFA welding.
  • Expert for consulting on Isostatic molding.
  • Expert for consulting on ptfe pfa welding method training.
  • Fluoropolymer expert for consulting on FEP Heat Shrink Tubing Line.
  • Expert for consulting on Contamination.
  • Expert in PFA for consulting on Laminating Woven Fiberglass sheets with PFA.
  • Expert in setting up a factory to produce PTFE semi finished products.
  • Expert in PFA fabrication and welding for consulting on liquid laminate design, manufacturing, and sale.
  • Expert in FEP heat shrink for consulting on a fully functional production line.
  • Expert in resin molding for consulting on PFA Lined Pumps.
  • Expert in Welding Filtration Cartridge - Membrane to assist with process development.
  • Printed circuit board lamination expert for consulting on review of appropriateness of the lamination process design for a specific PCB design..
  • Expert in Teflon Woven Glass PTFE Market.
  • Expert for consulting on PTFE-FEP Header design.
  • Expert for consulting on FEP heatshrink.
  • Expert in PFA machines for consulting on Lining valves with PFA.
  • Expert in PTFE for consulting on wet PTFE material handling.
  • Expert in compound filled PTFE for consulting on using a virgin resin from china for use in compression molding process.
  • Expert in FEP Coated Polyimide Film for consulting on adhesion to copper wires.
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:
Expert has helped people being sued over employee agreements/trade secret questions. He has historical knowledge of what information in his areas of expertise entered the public domain and when. He has also applied this knowledge to patent litigation - advising either side as to previous intellectual property related to the matters in dispute.
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 Teflon products and services (i.e., TFE, FEP, PFA - tubing, sheet, tape, rod, complex shapes, laminates, coatings), fluoropolymer resins, processing equipment, and fluoropolymer products. He also has access to association memberships and mailing lists, catalogs, literature, samples, pictures, slides, and personal contacts to aid in vendor location.


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