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 Expert  719275

Expert in Adhesive Formulation

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Massachusetts (MA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

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ADHESIVE FORMULATION TECHNOLOGY; ADHESIVE APPLICATION. With over 30 years experience in both theoretical and applied adhesion science, Expert has expertise on formulations of commercial pressure-sensitive rubber-based adhesives, both solvent and hot melt. He is familiar with the synthesis and formulation of acrylic pressure sensitive adhesives, both solvent and latex. Over the years, he has been awarded 17 patents in all aspects of adhesion science.

PRESSURE-SENSITIVE TAPE; PRESSURE-SENSITIVE ADHESIVE. Expert was responsible for designing and manufacturing a broad range of industrial and medical pressure-sensitive tapes and labels consisting of a variety of backing materials including cloth, polymer, and composite construction. He has overseen the manufacture of pressure-sensitive tapes using calendering and extrusion technologies. He has experience with spreadline technology for solvent-based adhesives and slitting technology to yield a final, stable roll of tape.

ADHESIVE SELECTION; ADHESIVE TAPE. From his extensive background working with adhesive-related problems, Expert can help with questions on adhesive selection. He was responsible for pressure-sensitive tape products used in a multitude of business and industries including automotive, aerospace, defense, asbestos abatement, commercial airlines, and many others. He was instrumental in developing "high-temperature" wire harness tapes for use in automotive engine compartments as well as a tape used in the silk screen printing process.

METAL-TO-PLASTIC ADHESION. Expert pioneered metal-to-plastic bonding chemistries and associated technology. He invented the CASING (crosslinking by activated species of inert gases) technique which won him a share of the 1966 American Chemical Society Union Carbide Chemicals Award.

COATED PIPE; PROTECTIVE COATING MATERIAL; POLYMER COATING MATERIAL. Expert designed an in-plant, hot-applied pipe coating system called "Synergy," which allows for a pipe's outer wrap to be heat fused into an impervious coating that offers superior corrosion and mechanical protection. He also designed the multi-layered composite alloy coating that protects steel pipelines transmitting water, oil, or gas. In addition, he developed the technology used to coat optical fibers, which has become the industry standard.

POLYMER SURFACE CHEMISTRY. Expert is an expert in surface chemical analysis of polymers and polymer blends and the characterization of modified polymer surfaces required for adhesive bonding.

POLYMER BLENDING. Expert was responsible for the design and manufacture of polymer blends and compatible polymer structures.


adhesion science


adhesion theory


adhesive application


adhesive formulation


adhesive formulation technology


adhesive selection


adhesive tape


adhesive tape-coating material


coated pipe


medical pressure-sensitive tape


metal to plastic adhesion


pipeline coating material


polymer blend


polymer blending


polymer coating material


polymer surface chemistry


pressure-sensitive adhesive


pressure-sensitive label


pressure-sensitive tape


protective coating material

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  Lowell, Massachusetts;  Cambridge, Massachusetts;  Brockton, Massachusetts;  New Bedford, Massachusetts;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Manchester, New Hampshire;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Often requested
with this expert:

Adhesives and Sealants
Adhesive Consulting, Formulating, & Research in Structural,...
Polymer Coating Technologies
Web Coating Technology

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1959   PhD   Physical Chemistry   Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn  
1950   BS   Chemistry   Brooklyn College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1993 to



Independent Consultant


1984 to 1993


Kendall Company


Vice President of Research and Development


1961 to 1984


Bell Telephone Labs


Supervisor, Surface Chemistry Research


1959 to 1960


Polytechnical Institute of Brooklyn


Post-doctoral Fellow


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists and a member of the American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi, and Phi Lambda Upsilon.


Expert received recognition of the significance of his studies in 1963 when the Editorial Advisory Board of Industrial Research announced that his discovery of a metal-to-plastic bonding technique was one of the 100 most significant new technical developments of the year. In 1966 he shared the 8th American Chemical Society Union Carbide Chemicals Award for discovery of the CASING technique.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert is author or co-author of over 100 scientific publications, primarily on aspects of surface chemistry. He holds 17 patents or patent applications.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Adhesion in Cellulonic and Wood Based Composites  
 - Applied Physics Letters  
 - Journal of Applied Polymer Science  
 - Journal of Applied Physics  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in polymer to consult on synthetic track surfaces .
  • Medical adhesive tape expert for consulting on Selection of adhesive tape for medical 72 hour use.
  • Expert in formulating basic for hot melt eva for consulting on formulation basic for hot melt eva case sealing.
  • Skin adhesion expert for consulting on development and performance.
  • Adhesive expert needed for consulting on powder adhesive.
  • Adhesive formulation expert for consulting on adhesive formulation, shelf life, adhesive to adhesive contact and de-bonding issues.
  • Expert in Zylar 631 for consulting on solvent based system for bonding acrylic copolymer to PVC.
  • Expert for hotmelt issues for consulting on bottle labeling issue.
  • Polymer chemistry expert for consulting on Acrylic adhesive formulation.
  • Expert in custom formulation of adhesive for consulting on desired custom adhesive.
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Expert Witness:
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International Experience:
Country / Region   Summary
Russia   Expert developed pipeline coatings for the Soviet Union.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert offers on and off-site courses in adhesion science and technology.


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