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 Expert  719417

Expert in Elastomers

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Texas (TX)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert has over 25 years of experience with elastomer adhesion. He is familiar with the two primary manufacturers in the US and the various adhesives that they offer for use in bonding rubbers to various metal or other substrate material. He is familiar with production processes for bonding on a large scale including the substrate treatment for consistent, reliable bonding.

elastomer adhesion

Expert has 48 years of experience with elastomer processing, much of which involved purchasing the rubber and raw materials such as fillers, reinforcing powders, curatives, antioxidants, and processing aids. He is knowledgeable of mixing rubbers and compounding ingredients, testing rubber compounds to stringent specifications, manufacturing various rubber parts for many diverse and demanding industries, and testing the completed rubber parts.



elastomer compounding


elastomer curing


elastomer processing


material curing


reinforcement system


silicone compound

With many years of experience in injection molding, Expert is an expert in the design of rubber compounds for injection machine applications and the production manufacturing of rubber parts using these compounds.

injection compression molding


injection molding


injection molding machine

Expert has nearly five decades of molding experience, both compression and transfer. He is familiar with the best compounding practices for various types of molds and the prevention of unacceptable reject rates of parts.

compression molding



Expert's expertise in rubber compounding includes the selection of the appropriate polymer for each particular application. He is familiar with the design of rubber compounds to meet various military and private sector specifications. He has worked extensively with designing rubber compounds that can be mixed safely and economically.

rubber component


rubber compounding


rubber physical property


rubber reinforcement process


styrene-butadiene rubber

Expert has worked with production departments for molding rubber parts for over 40 years and is familiar with compression, transfer, and injection molding processes, temperature, length of cure, and how to keep rejects to a minimum. He has molded parts with metal or plastic inserts such as metal in seismic pads and nylon in the Soloflex weight strap.

plastic molding


rubber molding

Throughout his extensive career, Expert has gained expertise in manufacturing a variety of rubber products including golf and tennis balls, conveyor belts, machine and handmade hose, rubber elastic thread, shock and vibration mounts, calendered sheeting, extruded items, rubber adhesives and coatings, and oil field rubber parts.



rubber extrusion


rubber formulation


rubber processing


rubber product


rubber product manufacturing


rubber coating material

Expert is well-acquainted with testing rubber compounds to meet customer specifications, both military and industrial. He is cognizant of most ASTM rubber test methods to determine the properties of rubber compounds, including their degradation in heat and various fluids. He has managed a control laboratory that tested batches of mixed rubber for production, modifying and salvaging those batches that failed to meet specifications.

rubber degradation


rubber oxidation


rubber tensile strength


rubber vulcanization


rubber testing

Beginning his work with natural rubber in 1945 when it was the dominant rubber used, Expert has gained considerable expertise with this material. He likes the idea of an ecologically sound material as it is a renewable tree grown resource.

natural rubber

Expert has 18 years of experience in compounding nitrile rubber for use in hostile situations such as heat, weather, contact with various petroleum fluids and particularly to meet various government and industrial specifications, especially ASTM-D-2000.

nitrile rubber


silicone rubber

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Dallas, Texas;  Fort Worth, Texas;  Arlington, Texas;  Plano, Texas;  Garland, Texas;  Irving, Texas;  Grand Prairie, Texas;  Mesquite, Texas;  Waco, Texas;  and Carrollton, Texas.

Often requested
with this expert:

Applied Rubber Technology, Design of Experiments, and...
EPDM Elastomer, Chemistry and Technology
Rubber and Adhesion Technology
Rubber, Polymeric Materials, Design, Testing, Production...

Year   Subject   Institution  
1947   LIRI Rubber Science and Technology   Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh, Scotland  
1951   AIRI Rubber Science and Technology   University of Toronto  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1993 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)




1986 to 1993


LTV Energy Products Company


Oil States Industries Division


Chief Chemist and Elastomer Quality Assurance Manager


1979 to 1986


International Shoe Company



Chief Chemist and Purchasing Manager


1978 to 1979


Double-E, Inc.



Rubber Laboratory Manager


1973 to 1978


Barry Wright Corporation


Barry Controls


Rubber Laboratory Manager


1971 to 1973


Byron Jackson, Inc.



Plant and Research Chemist


1968 to 1971


Robintech, Inc.



Chief Chemical Engineer


1966 to 1968


Monobelting Corporation



Chief Chemist


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society and its subdivision, the Energy Rubber Group.


In 1947, Expert was awarded 2nd place in his LIRI examination (for the entire British empire).

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in rubber material for consulting on Rubber Bath Mats.
  • Expert in rubber compounding for consulting on high performance elastomer compounding.
  • Crumb rubber expert for consulting on crumb rubber technology.
  • Expert in rubber for consultation in developing test critieria and performace criteria for a rubber product.
  • Oil expert for consulting on prototype development.
  • Rubber expert for consulting on Temperature effects on Viton B.
  • Expert in reinforcement adhesion problem and vulcanization problem
  • Expert in reverse engineering synthetic rubber for consulting rubber compounding for shoe industry.
  • Expert in soloflex rubber for consulting on soloflex weight straps.
  • Expert in vulcanization of rubber for consulting on finding a right cure.
  • Expert in rubber technology for consulting on torque/ compression testing.
  • Extrusion expert for consulting on manufacturing process optimization & consistency.
  • Expert in polymers for consulting on the design of rubber components.
  • Expert for consulting on Caracterise the parameters who affect the tack on rubber.
  • Expert in Compound recipe improvement for lifecycle extension.
  • Expert in Optical Index Matching Fluid for PMMA/Elastomer System.
  • Expert in elastomers for consulting on elastic polymer markets and technologies.
  • Rubber epoxy expert for consulting on development of a flame retardant rubber compound.
  • 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:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Rubber oxidation expert witness for consulting on rubber deterioration of roller skate rubber toe stops.
  • Tire quality expert for consulting on a company's defective tires for litigation.
  • Expert silicone for consulting on patent application.
  • Rubber patent expert for consulting on influence of coloring rubber compounds.
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 the following: * Natural and synthetic rubber * Compounding ingredients for all rubbers * Rubber parts.

He has access to printed materials and has extensive personal contacts.


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