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 Expert  711544

Expert in Papermaking and Polymer Usage

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Washington (WA)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
PAPER MANUFACTURING, COATING, AND CONVERTING. Expert has expertise in a number of processes associated with paper manufacture, coating, and converting ranging from the laboratory to the mill. His research and development experience includes development and application of coatings and sizes for paper grades ranging from lightweight paper to paperboard. He has experience with coating equipment such as size presses and air knife, blade, and roll coaters. He has consulted in the areas of fine paper production, neutral/alkaline papermaking, and deinking of waste paper. He has developed adhesive systems for corrugating, hot melt coatings for packaging, and adhesive formulations for the manufacture of fiber glass mats used in roofing shingles.

POLYMERS FOR PAPERMAKING. He has basic knowledge regarding the polymers and their use in papermaking, coating, and converting. He is knowledgeable on the properties and utility of both natural polymers, starch and soy protein, and synthetic polymers. He has evaluated these materials for their utility in papermaking operations.

PAPER GRADES AND PROPERTIES; PAPER TESTING; PUBLICATION GRADE PAPER. Expert has extensive knowledge of various paper grade properties and testing methods. He has participated in the testing of paper products for their suitability for printing, packaging, and other uses. He has knowledge of the paper requirements for the letterpress, off-set, and gravure printing processes. He has been part of an industry-wide team for the development of some paper test procedures.

VINYL ACETATE BASED POLYMERS; POLYVINYL ALCOHOL. During his employment with the E.I. DuPont Co., expert worked extensively in the research, development, and marketing of polyvinyl alcohol, polyvinyl acetate emulsions, and polyethylene-vinyl acetate polymers. He participated in the development of grades of polyvinyl alcohol and polyvinyl acetate emulsion for paper manufacture, coating, sizing, and converting. He has extensive experience in formulation and mill applications for these products. He developed hot melt packaging technology with ELVAX vinyl resins for carton coatings.

OXIDATION WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE. Expert worked for ten years on development processes for oxidation of unsaturated organic compounds with hydrogen peroxide. He supplied technical support for operations involving the use of high strength hydrogen peroxide.


air-knife coating process


blade coating process


fine paper


paper coating formulation


paper coating material


paper coating process


paper converting operation


paper grade


paper grade property


paper product


paper property


paper surface-sizing


paper testing




peroxide oxidation


polyvinyl alcohol


printing paper


publication-grade paper


roller coating process


vinyl acetate based polymer


papermaking polymer

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Seattle, Washington;  Tacoma, Washington;  Bellevue, Washington;  Everett, Washington;  Federal Way, Washington;  Kent, Washington;  Bellingham, Washington;  Lakewood, Washington;  and Renton, Washington.

Often requested
with this expert:

Paper Manufacturing, Coating, and Recycling
Pulping and Papermaking
Paper Coating Machinery & Paper Machine Engineering
Product Development and Marketing of Adhesives and...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1952   PhD   Organic Chemistry   (Undisclosed University)  
1948   BS   Chemistry   (Undisclosed University)  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1980 to




Independent Consultant


1982 to


(Undisclosed University)


Pulp and Paper College


Affiliated Professor


1952 to 1980


E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.




Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of TAPPI and a member of the Coating Binders Committee. He was recently invited to be a guest lecturer on the topic of paper converting at the Nanjing Forestry University in China.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Adhesive formulation expert for consulting on adhesive formulation, shelf life, adhesive to adhesive contact and de-bonding issues.
  • Paper expert for consulting on paper usage issue with new product.
  • Paper coating expert for consulting.
  • PVOH expert to assist client with market development.
  • Expert in coating for consulting on refurbishing or replacing with a newer rod coater.
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:
  • Textile manufacturing expert for consulting on paperboard manufacturing processes.
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.


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