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 Expert  108504

Expert in Selection of Structural Adhesives for Plastics, Metals, & Composites in Production


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

North Carolina (NC)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
ADHESION TO FIBERGLASS, ELASTOMER, GLASS, METAL, PLASTIC, SPECIFIC MATERIAL. For over 30 years, Expert's has been involved in the detailed matching of structural adhesives for all substrates when used within a production environment, with particular emphasis on plastic assembly with solvent-free products. His other concentration is on adhesives that fit into the individual manufacturing process so as to provide economy and efficiency.

ADHESIVE MATERIAL. Expert is involved with many of the leading manufacturers of solvent-free, structural adhesives for virtually all substrates. He is very current on all families of adhesives and their application, use and performance.

CONTACT ADHESIVES; ANAEROBIC ADHESIVES; CYANOACRYLATE ADHESIVES; THERMOPLASTIC ADHESIVES; EPOXY ADHESIVES; THERMOSETTING ADHESIVES; HOT MELT ADHESIVES. Expert has been closely involved with the evaluation, selection, and application of these types of adhesives from both consulting and practical viewpoints.

ADHESIVE SELECTION; MANUFACTURING ADHESIVES. Expert's primary area of expertise is matching performance requirements of bonded assemblies with adhesives that can fulfill them and fit comfortably into the manufacturing process. He maximizes adhesive applications in order to reduce labor input, thus strengthening the assembly and speeding production.

MIXERS. Expert has designed and developed various devices for mixing and applying one and two component adhesive systems. He holds 2 patents on a mixers and dispensers for two part systems. In addition, he has designed custom application and curing systems for numerous customers.

ULTRAVIOLET-CURABLE ADHESIVES. Expert has had 28 years of involvement with UV cured adhesives for glass and plastic assembly, along with UV equipment design and development capability. His specialty also includes medical (USPVI) adhesives.

METHACRYLATE ADHESIVES. Expert has been in the forefront of selection, application, use, and product development of methacrylate adhesives for over 30 years, and has consulted to numerous plastic suppliers and manufacturing concerns.

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adhesive material

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adhesive selection

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contact adhesive

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cyanoacrylate adhesive

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elastomer adhesion

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epoxy adhesive

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fiberglass adhesion

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glass adhesion

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hot-melt adhesive

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manufacturing adhesive

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metal adhesion

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methacrylate adhesive

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mixer

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plastic adhesion

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specific material adhesion

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thermoplastic adhesive

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thermosetting adhesive

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ultraviolet-curable adhesive

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acrylic adhesive material

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adhesive application

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adhesive application machine

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adhesive application process

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adhesive applicator equipment

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adhesive dispensing equipment

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adhesive failure

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adhesive failure analysis

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adhesive pump

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aerobic adhesive

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assembly

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medical adhesive

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metal adhesive

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metal to plastic adhesion

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methacrylate

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mixer design

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mixing

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polyethylene adhesion

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polymer joining

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production process

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silicone adhesive

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silver epoxy

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solventless adhesive

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static mixer

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steel adhesive

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structural epoxy adhesive

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thermally conductive adhesive material

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thermoforming

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two-part adhesive

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ultraviolet-curable pressure-sensitive adhesive

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urethane adhesive


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Wilmington, North Carolina;  Jacksonville, North Carolina;  Greenville, North Carolina;  and Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

Often requested
with this expert:

Adhesives and Sealants
Adhesives, Sealants, and Coatings
Adhesive Consulting, Formulating, & Research in Structural,...
Adhesion Bonding, Plastic Surface Treatments, Plastics...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1967   AS   Mechanical Engineering   Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2012 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Technical Director

 

All technical and sales support for Expert's Firm, now a Division of Royal Adhesives & Sealants, LLC

1987 to 2012

 

Adhesive Engineering & Supply, Inc.

 

(Undisclosed)

 

President/CEO

 

Responsible for all phases of adhesive selection, application and curing for OEM's.

1984 to 1987

 

Devcon Corporation

 


 

Product/OEM Structural Adhesives Mgr

 


1982 to 1984

 

Lord Corporation

 


 

Technical Sales Manager - National Distribution

 


1980 to 1982

 

American Cyanamid Corporation

 


 

Technical Sales Engineer

 

Responsible for Domestic sales of liquid and film epoxies and prepreg

1972 to 1979

 

Loctite Corporation

 


 

Technical Sales Engineer

 

Responsible for all phases of OEM and MRO adhesive selection and application


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert belongs to SME and SPE.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert holds a U.S. patent for a self-cleaning mixer for multiple part adhesives. He has been published several times pertaining to selection and application of high tech adhesives.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • General Electric Plastics. Pittsfield, MATrained GE Plastics personnel in "Adhesives for Plastics" including adhesive selection and properties of various structural adhesives
  • Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Waterbury, VTAnalyzed packaging failures as related to adhesives application on paper containers. Provided a solution to the container manufacturer
  • WilsonArtAnalyzed Adhesive Failures in numerous cities
  • Sky ScanDeveloped adhesives and an application system for applying reflective film to a large acrylic dome. Assisted in the application in Athens Greece
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Bonding of components using cyanoacrylate.
  • Adhesive expert for consulting on making stainless steel ceramic bond.
  • Expert in plastics adhesives for consulting on eliminating visible bond edge bloom areas or excessive wet glue squeezing out around the joint line of molded PE Foam to injection PC.
  • Expert in adhesives or sealants for consulting on joining 2 PBT plastic materials via ultrasonic welding which clamps down on a silicone molded rubber component.
  • Plastic adhesive expert for consulting on ability to bond PET plastics that are corona treated.
  • Adhesive expert for consulting on solving metal adhesion issues for new product.
  • Expert in methacrylate adhesives for consulting on improving manufacturing of methacrylate adhesives.
  • Expert for consulting on structural bonding of PC-ABS enclosures - spoke with Chad.
  • Epoxy expert needed for consulting regarding an epoxy qualification plan.
  • 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.
  • Printed circuit board lamination expert for consulting on review of appropriateness of the lamination process design for a specific PCB design..
  • Expert for consulting on Adhesive Selection.
  • Chemistry metal bonding expert for consulting on adhesion on metal of ink.
  • Expert in adhesives for consulting on technological improvements.
  • Expert in adhesives for consulting on butyl rubber soles onto polyurethane midsoles.
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 appeared in New York Federal Court to provide expert testimony on adhesive failures. Expert has provided expert witness depositions regarding adhesive applications.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in Cyanoacrylate Safety.
  • Expert in panel delamination issue for litigation case.
  • Expert in methacrylate adhesive for consulting on roadway materials.
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.

Market Research:
Expert has brought several adhesives products to market through both direct sales and industrial distribution.

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:
Training/Seminars

Expert has lectured or consulted at GE Plastics, the SME National Adhesive Exposition, and in the Assembly Technology Forum.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating manufacturers and vendors of structural adhesives, adhesive applicators, adhesive curing equipment, medical grade adhesives, and solvent free adhesives. He has access to product literature, and data on adhesives and equipment.


 

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