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 Expert  108055

Expert in Textile Fibers

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

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

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Expert has worked more than 33 years in the textile industry, with 27 years experience in nonwovens. His assignments have included research and development, technical service, new market development, and strategic business planning. Additionally, he effectively coordinated manufacturing, marketing, and technical activities. He has a strong understanding of the relationship and definition of web formations and is adept in sheet properties and end-use performance. Expert is also knowledgeable of the effect of denier per filament and fiber cross sections on structure functionality. To ensure maximum customer benefit, he has performed extensive studies on value-added processing of nonwoven webs.

nonwoven fabric


nonwoven fabric manufacturing


nonwoven fabric technology


textile industry


textile material

Expert has worked with spunlace and spunbond polyester, polypropylene, and polyolefin. He has been involved in basic process and product developments of spunlace. In modernizing a product line and commercializing new business developments for spunbond polyester, he acquired a strong knowledge of the fabric.



polyester fabric


polyolefin fiber



Expert's experience in spunbonding is extensive; he has worked with spunbond polyester, polymer and binder fiber, coloration and additives, process elements, and quality management systems. He has studied property/performance relationships and has conducted sheet structure tests. Taking into consideration customer needs and requirements, he developed product specifications and value-added processing such as coating and laminating.


A number of effective fiber-based products have been developed and enhanced as a result of Expert's expertise. His knowledge of the effect of fiber cross section on coatings led to the commercialization of a new product and $12 MM new annual revenues. In leading the restructuring of a polyester product line, he helped create a $3 MM product revenue enhancement. The use of strong problem-solving skills, both at the internal process and final customer level, demonstrate his ability to function successfully in a team-based environment.

new product development


product improvement

Expert guided the successful implementation of a new quality management system that resulted in a $5 MM reduced cost of quality.

quality management

He has worked with synthetic fibers such as spandex, polyester, and acrylic through manufacturing, converting, yarn spinning, weaving and knitting, fabric finishing, garment manufacture, and end-use testing. He is experienced in color, thermal, and oxidative stabilization of polymers. He helped develop bicomponent acrylic fibers. Laboratory tensile testing and stress-strain curves (tenacity, modulus) are also his areas of expertise.

synthetic fiber

Expert has post-treated nonwoven textiles to form coated or laminated products. He developed wet processing conditions for the acrylic finishing of spunlace polyester for surface stability and wash cycle durability. A development team headed by Expert commercialized a durable polypropylene extrusion-coated spunbond as an interleaving sheet in the manufacture of metal beverage containers. Annual new revenues of $8 MM resulted. He has studied the surface character of spunbond polyester sheets in combination of porosity and barrier properties. Additional developments with extrusion coating technology resulted in fiber-reinforced paper laminates with barrier properties for the industrial packaging market.




Expert has developed nonwoven composite structures, including spunbond polyester/spunbond polyester, spunbond/thermalbond, and spunbond/meltblown. He has identified the improved uniformity and functionality from multiple layers of lightweight materials, as compared to a single layer of a heavier weight sheet. His work also includes the development and basic studies of needlepunch composites containing super absorbents.

composite structure

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Raleigh, North Carolina;  Greensboro, North Carolina;  Durham, North Carolina;  Winston Salem, North Carolina;  Fayetteville, North Carolina;  Cary, North Carolina;  High Point, North Carolina;  Greenville, North Carolina;  Concord, North Carolina;  and Lynchburg, Virginia.

Often requested
with this expert:

Processing of Fibers, Yarns
Textile Flammability and Dyes, QC for Color, Textile...
Polymer, Fiber, and Bio-Based Materials; Patent Litigation...
Garment Industry, Quality Assurance, Vendor Compliance,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1964   PhD   Organic Chemistry   University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill  
1955   BA   Chemistry   Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1995 to





Independent Consultant


1991 to 1995


Freudenberg Spunweb Company, Durham, North Carolina



Senior Market Development Specialist


1986 to 1991


Reemay, Inc., Old Hickory, Tennessee



Market Development Account Executive


1955 to 1986


E. I. DuPont De Nemours & Co., Inc.


Textile Fibers Department



1974 to 1986


E. I. DuPont De Nemours & Co., Inc.


Engineered Nonwoven Structures


Senior Technical Marketing Specialist, Project Quality Group Leader


1969 to 1974


E. I. DuPont De Nemours & Co., Inc.


Pioneering Research, Wilmington, DE


Senior Research Chemist


1966 to 1969


E. I. DuPont De Nemours & Co., Inc.


Orlon/Lycra End Use Research, Wilmington, DE


Research Chemist


1964 to 1969


E. I. DuPont De Nemours & Co., Inc.


Lycra Plant Technical, Waynesboro, VA


Research Chemist


Career Accomplishments:

Expert's honors and awards have been in the form of special compensation and bonuses. His principle accomplishments have been in the area of problem-solving to move projects forward. As team leader to commercialize new products and gain new businesses, he has received numerous awards. Additionally, he has been recognized as a presenter at various internal corporate seminars and meetings.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Tandec Conference  
 - E. I. Du Pont De Nemours, Inc.  
 - Customer Information Bulletin, Reemay, Inc.  
 - Presentation to DuPont Quality Forum  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Textile engineering expert for consulting on developing a sock that will perform certain functions.
  • Expert for consulting on analysys of existing PP webbing material content.
  • Expert in non-woven synthetic fabric dyeing for consulting on production of disposable coveralls in camouflage designs.
  • Expert in absorbent polymers.
  • Expert for consulting on Impact of Breakage Elongation Variation of Polypropylene Fibers on Textile Fabric.
  • Expert in textile engineering
  • Textile expert for consulting.
  • Expert needed for consulting on constuction of Fibre plant.
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:
  • Expert in polyethelyne coated protective textile fibers to consult on clothing manufactured in Chila and sold in the US.
  • Expert in textile testing for acrylic percent in rugs and blankets.
  • Textile expert for consulting on the differences between knitting, weaving, and braiding.
  • Expert for consulting on Patent Infringement Suit - alleged violation of process patent for manufacturing cooling towel.
  • Garment manufacturing expert for consulting on failure of a joint venture to design and manufacture medical apparel.
  • Faux leather garments expert for litigation involving international shipping from China of ladies faux leather jackets.
  • Expert in the garment industry wholesalers litigation case.
  • Textile expert witness for consulting on subjects including market shares and damages in a patent 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.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Expert is familiar with, but not fluent, in German.
French   Expert is familiar with the French language. However, he is not fluent.

Market Research:
Expert has 10 years of experience in new market development, new business, and market analysis. He is knowledgeable of distribution versus direct sales schemes and sales strategies. He has a unique background of high technical skills plus market place interface, development, market targets, and pricing strategies.

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:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of textile converting (laminating, coating, wet processing), spunbonded nonwoven suppliers, and thermal bond suppliers.


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