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 Expert  722388

Expert in Web Coating Technology and Process Scale-Up

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Arizona (AZ)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert consults in all aspects of the web coating process and has experience in a wide range of coating process and product types. He has over 35 years expertise in the coating and drying of thin films, coating process development and scale-up, coating line design, coating formulation, manufacturing process technology, development polyester base development, film defect mechanisms and defect characterization techniques. He has extensive experience in designing coating application and drying machines and has experience with a wide variety of applicators. Expert provides services in the areas of process analysis, product and process development and scale-up, process troubleshooting, defect reduction, litigation support, and expert witnessing. He teaches courses in various aspects of the web coating process. Titles are “Web Coating Processes Technology,” “Troubleshooting Film Coating Defects: Analysis, Causes and Cures,” “Improving Product and Process Development,” and “Measurement Techniques for the Coating Process.” The courses can be modified to meet specific needs. He recently retired from DuPont Central Research and Development as a DuPont Fellow. He is co-editor of Modern Coating and Drying Technology and co-author of Coating and Drying Defects: Troubleshooting Operating Problems. He has given many presentations and lectures at technical meetings. He is Technical Consultant for AIMCAL (Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators), was founding President and currently Treasurer of the International Society of Coating Science and Technology, and is a contributing author for Converting Magazine, and Paper, Film & Foil Converter. He has also been active in professional development and innovation activities for scientists and engineers.

Expert has extensive experience in a wide variety of coating and drying systems. He gas designed, optimized, and scaled up many coater dryer systems and has been involved with modernizing older coating lines.

He has experience in controlling bubbles using both physical and chemical methods.

Expert has experience in measuring and controlling interfacial tensions in the web coating process.

He has extensive experience in the measurement and classification of coating defects. He developed image analysis technology to characterize and quantify defects. He has worked on fundamental principles of defect formation in web coating systems.


adhesive application


adhesive application process


adhesive applicator equipment


adhesive tape-coating material


flow coat


web manufacturing


adhesive application machine


coated web




coating system


coating weight


film coating process


roller coating process


web coating process


organic coating material


high-capacity coating process


polyester film coating process


slide coating


slot coating


thin-film coating process


coating drying system


coating-drying oven


flow coating process


organic coating process


air suspension drying


web drying


air impingement oven




interfacial tension


interfacial tension measurement


organic coating defect

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Phoenix, Arizona;  Tucson, Arizona;  Mesa, Arizona;  Glendale, Arizona;  Scottsdale, Arizona;  Chandler, Arizona;  Tempe, Arizona;  Gilbert, Arizona;  and Peoria, Arizona.

Often requested
with this expert:

Web Coating Technology
Web Coating Technology
Polymer Coating Technologies
Chemical Plant Manufacturing, Process Development,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1964   Ph.D.   Physical Chemistry   University of Delware  
1958   B.S.Ch.E.   Chemical Engineering   Tufts University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1998 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)





Expert is a technical consultant in all areas of the web coating process.

1964 to 1997




Central Research & Development


DuPont Fellow (final position)


In his final position, Expert was a DuPont Fellow responsible for several areas of web coating technology. He developed coating and drying processes and products for several product families.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is the Founding President and currently Treasurer of the International Society of Coating Science and Technology.


He received the John Tallmadge Award for contributions to coating technology. He received the AIMCAL President's award in recognition of meritorious service to AIMCAL and the converting industry.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has authored two books and has many publications, and presentations.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - VCH  
 - John Wiley & Sons  
 - Elsevier  
 - Kirk Othmer  
 - TAPPI  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert helped a client develop a new coating process for a new product.
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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 been an expert witness and given depositions in several cases involved with coating process technology.
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
2002 to 2002   Korea   Expert gave seminars and consulted for a compnay in Korea.
1999 to 1999   Israel   He gave seminars and consulted for a compnay in Israel.

Market Research:
He has been involved with several aspects of the Converting Industry

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 given many seminars and continuing education courses on the web coating process, product and process scale-up, and organizational efficiencies.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has worked with several clients to select and obtain coating process equipment.

Other Skills and Services

defect troubleshooting


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