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 Expert  712723

Expert in Plastics and Polymer Additives

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Pennsylvania (PA)
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Expert has worked with engineering resins, commodity resins, and thermoset resins. He has first-hand expert knowledge of acetal resins such as Delrin and Celcon and of thermoplastic polyester resins such as Valox, Rynite, PBT, and PET. Expert's knowledge extends to nylons, including cast nylon parts up to 1000 pounds in size from caprolactam monomer, and aromatic based polymers such as Kevlar, Nomex, Xydar, LCP (liquid crystal polymers), polysulfone, PPS, and PEEK. He has experience with SMA, acrylics such as lucite and plexiglass, and polyolefins such as PE, PP, LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, and UHMWPE. He has worked with polystyrene based materials such as PS, ABS, SAN, and Noryl, as well as vinyls (PVCs). He has had experience with thermosets such as phenolics, urea-based, and epoxies. In addition, he has expert level experience and knowledge of fluoropolymers and silicones. These fluoropolymers include Teflon, Fluon, Tefzel, Kynar, Kel-F, PTFE, FEP, PVF, AND PVDF; silicones include polysiloxanes and polysilazanes.

Expert has worked with cellulose and modified cellulose polymers such as paper, CA, HEC, and CMC. He has worked with thermoplastic elastomers such as TPU, TPO, and TPR and with elastomers such as natural rubber, EPR, EPDM, SBR, nitrile, polyurethanes, and silicone elastomers. He also has had experience with many fluorine based elastomers, fluorosilicone elastomers, and water soluble polyethers such as PEO, PPO, Polyox, and Carbowax. He has worked with other water soluble and dispersible polymers such as polyvinyl alcohol, polyvinyl acetate, as well as polyamines such as TETA, TEPA, polyethyleneimine, and related ethanolamines. He has done some recent work with preceramic polymers such as polysilizanes and inorganic polymers (high performance ceramics) such as silicon nitride, carbide, oxynitride, zirconia, and alumina.

Expert's expertise includes grafting acrylics and vinyls onto PE and PP. This has involved grafting maleic anhydride or trialkoxyvinylsilane while minimizing cross linking of PE and reducing MW loss on PP. He has worked with rubber grafted impact modified nylons. He is familiar with creating alloys of nylons and fluoropolymers by reactive processing. His expertise also includes rigid and flexible, chemical and physical, and extruded and injection molded foams.

Expert has expertise in fiber and mineral modified polymers. The fibers include those of glass, carbon, and sisal while the minerals include talc, mica, silica, abrasives. He is also familiar with grinding wheels and glass-fiber-reinforced fast-crystallizing PET.

Expert is an expert on all common and many uncommon polymer modifiers and additives. He has worked with fillers having negative coefficients of thermal expansion, thermal stabilizers, antioxidant systems, durable polymers, hydrolytic stability, and impact modified and toughened resins. Expert has also worked with halogen and non-halogen flame retardants.

Expert's experience has included compounding extrusion, shape extrusion, extrusion blow molding, and novel extruder designs. His expertise includes injection molding, foams, injection blow molding, and ram extrusion.

Expert has had experience with heat shrinkable films and heat-shrinkable fluoropolymers. He has also worked with preceramic polymers, water-soluble polymers, highly filled systems, novel alloys and blends, UV-stabilized systems, polarizer films, and tie layer polymers.


plastic material




polymer modification


reactive extrusion


polymer matrix composite


polymer additive


plastic injection molding


polymer extrusion


heat-shrinkable plastic


heat-shrinkable polymer film



Expert has worked with color coordinates and color space. This has included topics such as HVC, Lab, XYZ, xYz, delta E, and other color difference equations. He has worked with Fred Billmeyer on color, and has knowledge of pigments, color concentrates, liquid and solid color systems, flushing, color dispersions, and visual and instrumental color matching.





plastic color concentrate

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Allentown, Pennsylvania;  Reading, Pennsylvania;  Bethlehem, Pennsylvania;  Lancaster, Pennsylvania;  Trenton, New Jersey;  Camden, New Jersey;  Wilmington, Delaware;  Baltimore, Maryland;  and Alexandria, Virginia.

Often requested
with this expert:

EPDM Elastomer, Chemistry and Technology
Injection Molding, Training, Material Selection, Part...
Nanotechnology for Fiber Reinforced Composites, Resin...
Polymers, Plastics, Elastomers, Compounding, Multi-Phase...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1959   PhD   Physical Organic Chemistry   University of Pennsylvania  
1955   MS   Organic Chemistry   University of Pennsylvania  
1951   BS   Chemistry   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1994 to




Division CPT


Senior Consultant


1994 to





Course Leader


1992 to





Adjunct Professor


1987 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)




He works with clients to increase profits by better processes and materials and constant improvement.

1986 to 1988


Performance Plastics, Norton Company



R&D Mananger


He was engaged in process and material problem solving both locally and for other divisions.

1982 to 1987


University of Connecticut



Adjunct Professor


He taught organic chemistry I and II to chemists, engineers, and pre-medical students.

1982 to 1986


Union Carbide


Thermoplastics & Elastomer Applications




He mananged a group of 7 or 8 PhDs, 2 senior technicians, and 7 technicians working on silicone technology.

1978 to 1982


Dart (later Dart and Kraft)


Thermoplastics R&D




He mananged research and developement on thermoplastics and color concentrates for Fiberfill and Wilson Color Divisions.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the AAAS, ACS, and SPE.

Professional Appointments

He is a board member and on the council for the Polymer Modifiers & Additives Division of SPE. He is also the Secretary for the Marketing and Management Division of SPE. In addition, he is the Chair-Elect for the local ACS.


Sigma Xi

Publications and Patents Summary

He has eight patents, several chapters in books, an award winning paper on testing, and several other papers and publications.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - presented in Hailar, Inner Mongolia, PRC  
 - RETEC  
 - Polymer Modifiers & Additives Division, RETEC  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1994 to 1997   DOE Argonne National Laboratory   Consultant   Expert was involved in the recycling of mixed plastics from automobiles and refrigerators.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert's clients and programs are confidential, but refers Intota users to his publications for an overview of his capabilities.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Addition of Color to Plastics.
  • Expert in PBT Polymer.
  • Expert in related to FEP moulding time for consulting on FEP, PTFE extrusion.
  • Polymer expert polyethylene for consulting on Alternates to achieve low-cost PE blends.
  • Polymer extrusion expert for consulting on improvement of existing polyethylene-based compound.
  • Epoxy expert for consulting on polymers.
  • Expert for consulting on TPU.
  • Expert in Thermoplastics and modifying natural fibers.
  • Expert in Flame retardant Nylon compounds.
  • Lubricant expert for consulting on Lubricant Base Oils.
  • Expert for consulting on analysys of existing PP webbing material content.
  • Expert in colored plastic for consulting on an immersion heater housing.
  • Expert in polymer recipe & operating parameters to make low molecular weight styrene-maleic anhydride "SMA" resin.
  • Expert in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) liquid with solid masterbatch fundamental material and process understanding for ISBM (2-stage injection stretch blow molding).
  • Expert in fire retardant for polymers for consulting on fire retardant additives or coating for polymer roof tiles.
  • Expert in rubber chemistry for consulting on how to change colors of tire while realizing DOT requirements.
  • Expert in water-soluble polymer, custom synthesis, low metal ion contamination.
  • Heater housing expert for consulting on a solution that will prevent any future failures.
  • Expert in Ink or Dye for alternative material selection.
  • Catheter expert needed for consulting regarding permeation testing of a catheter sleeving.
  • PVDF expert for consulting on plastic manufacturing processes.
  • Plastic film expert to consult on a sealing problem related to bi oriented polyolefin shrink film, to make a formulation for a calendared PVC film, and to develop a plastic paper film.
  • Expert in high modulus coatings for consulting on development of new coatings with no added formaldehyde.
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 will furnish examples up request. He has testified and given depositions.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert on Spray foam insulation.
  • Acetyl expert for consulting on acetyl failure (Delrin) in American standard ballcock assembly part 3140.
  • Rubber patent expert for consulting on influence of coloring rubber compounds.
  • Expert in adhesive coatings on mylar for patent litigation case.
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.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1998 to 1998   PRC   He worked on cling wrap film extrusion and several chemistry problems.
1998 to   Singapore   He led a seminar on polymers (plastics and elastomers).

Additional Skills and Services:

He has taught a course on Plastics Additives for the University of Wisconsin, CFPA, and others. He has also taught on plastics and elastomers in Singapore and Israel.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has done vendor selection as required for many clients.


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