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 Expert  713518

Expert in Uses of Polymers, plastics, silver and other metals. EPA regulatory processes

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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For the past 25 years, expert has been actively involved in all phases of medical plastics synthesis, processing, and use. His experience includes custom formulation of polymers, analysis of medical markets, and selection of materials that will withstand the various sterilization processes.

Expert experience with polymeric materials possessing special optical and electrical properties dates back over twenty years. Among his accomplishments are photoconductive formulations for reprographics and formulations with sensitivities to selected portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. He has accumulated extensive knowledge on the applications of conductive and antistatic materials, and on fiber optics.

As a market research professional for over twenty-five years, expert has developed extensive databases on the uses of almost all commercially significant plastics. The technical and economic advantages and disadvantages of each have been extensively researched. Knowledge of new product offerings is continually brought up to date. He also has experience troubleshooting plastics processing problems.

In addition to the knowledge he has accumulated on the commercial uses of plastics, he has developed an extensive database on the technical and economic aspects of various proposed solutions to the problems of disposal of solid wastes. Papers on these issues are given on a regular basis at the meetings of professional societies.

Much of expert's recent work has been concerned with the economic analysis of setting up a plastics material recycling infrastructure at the municipal level. His conclusions have been adopted by the American Chemical Society in its public outreach literature. He is also knowledgeable of markets for recycled plastics.

New food packaging methods and constructions have been a focus of his consulting practice for ten years. The major goals of his research have been obtaining improved shelf life through the development of special barrier constructions and developing new and better processing and sealing methods in packaging. He has done much work in the commercialization of dual (microwave and convection) oven packaging constructions.

Expert gained expertise in this area while preparing a published market study on hydrophilic and water-soluble polymers. His practical experience includes the use of such products and competitive materials, such as inorganic gel formers to develop products like cementitious adhesives with designed rheology and curing properties.

He has knowledge of the uses and economics and processing of engineering plastics. His expertise was developed in determining which plastics would best fit customer requirements for medical and electronic uses.

He has been a market research consultant for chemicals and plastics companies for over twenty-five years, and has on occasion presented papers on his research at meetings of the Society of Plastics Engineers and American Chemical Society.

For the last ten years, he has been a senior technology consultant to the Silver Institute and has developed markets, administered research programs and developed strategies for the registration of antimicrobial silver as a pesticide with the Environmental Protection Agency. He has also worked on projects with other metals and their compounds especially zinc, and copper. He also teaches environmental science focusing on environmental resources and pollution.

He has also been active in wood protection research and have developed expertise in the use of silver for such a purpose. Expert also worked with polymeric materials to improve the engineering performance and water resistance of creosote treated railway ties.


medical polymer selection


electrically conductive polymer


optical plastic


polymer selection


plastic waste disposal


polymer recycling


food packaging plastic


hydrophilic polymer


water-soluble polymer


engineering plastic


market research


chemical industry market research


chemical regulation


Environmental Protection Agency regulation


Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act regulation


medical device


National Environmental Policy Act




silver chemistry


silver environmental effect


silver sulfide


Toxic Substances Control Act regulation

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Miami, Florida;  Hialeah, Florida;  Fort Lauderdale, Florida;  Hollywood, Florida;  Pembroke Pines, Florida;  Port Saint Lucie, Florida;  Miami Beach, Florida;  West Palm Beach, Florida;  Pompano Beach, Florida;  and Boca Raton, Florida.

Often requested
with this expert:

Polymers, Plastic Product Development
Plastics Recycling and Life Cycle Analysis
Blow Molding, Plastic Bottles, and Packaging
Packaging Economics, Supply Chain, Benchmarking, Products,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1977   M.B.A.   Management and Finance   Xavier University  
1969   Ph.D.   Organic Chemistry   Purdue University  
1964   B.A.   Chemistry   Columbia University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1978 to






Consulting in various aspects of chemicals and plastics technology

1975 to 1978


Tile Council of America


Research Manager


Development of architectural formulations and installation technologies for ceramic tile

1971 to 1974


Olivetti Corp. of America


Research Scientist


Research and development on novel reprographic systems.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Society of Plastics Engineers. He is also a member of the American Wood Protection Association and he is an Associate member of the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

He has also been active in wood protection research and have developed expertise in the use of silver for such a purpose. Expert also worked with polymeric materials to improve the engineering performance and water resistance of creosote treated railway ties. Papers on these topics have been given at meetings of the American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) and the Railway Tie Association (RTA).

Professional Appointments

He was chairman of the Trenton, New Jersey Section of the American Chemical Society during 1995.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has published several multiclient and proprietary market studies on chemicals and polymeric materials.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has checked plastics and chemical processing procedures to help solve problems or diagnose product failures.
  • He develops analytical and test methods for implementation by client quality control.
  • Expert works with marketing and commercial development personnel to develop product introduction strategies.
  • He has developed strategies and has interfaced with trade association personnel to counter unwarranted and overzealous proposed regulation of chemicals by the EPA
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Market research and applications.
  • Expert in intota for consulting on Dental Polymers.
  • Chemical engineering expert for consulting on anti-static coatings for use on consumer products.
  • Plastic recycling expert for consulting on data from lab regarding irrigation tubing for the agricultural market.
  • Expert in resin for consulting on selection for medical device/ pharmaceutical use.
  • Expert for consulting on Marketing of BIO-based thermo plastic for blow molding.
  • Converting adhesive expert for consulting on Adhesive applications & technology for medical device packaging.
  • Expert in optical waveguide.
  • Plastic waste expert for consulting regarding the economics of waste plastic disposal.
  • Plastic packaging design expert food rigid closures for consulting on Kekoa - Food Packaging.
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 has testifed as an expert witness in Federal court and given depositions in other cases.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on the gamma irradiation sterilization process.
  • Plastics polymer expert for consulting on products liability case.
  • Expert in plastic engineering for consulting on product failure.
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.

Market Research:
He has engaged in marketing research for the past 20 years. The primary areas of his marketing expertise are in sales and development of new applications for chemicals and plastics. He has experience in medical devices as well as electronic and optical devices. Expert has surveyed highly select groups of end users such as physicians and operating-room nurses as well as general end-users including design engineers and purchasing agents.

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:

He has developed in-house symposia in medical and electronics uses of materials and on new applications of chemicals and plastics.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has experience locating vendors of chemicals and plastics, medical grade materials, and electrical/optical materials. He has access to catalogues, directories, and an extensive network of plastics and industry contacts.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has expertise in the chemistry and markets for certain metals and inorganic chemicals. These include the elements zinc, silver, copper, and iron, and their compounds and derivatives.


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