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 Expert  722912

Expert in Polymer Extrusion Processes and Equipment


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Georgia (GA)
USA
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Expert has been involved in the development, marketing, and sales of auxiliary equipment for the extrusion and continuous blow molding industry since 1981. He has extensive experience in the specification, application, and operation of pelletizing systems for the polymer compounding and recycling industry, having worked for Kreyenborg Industries, a leading manufacturer of underwater and strand pelletizing systems. Expert can optimize, troubleshoot, and conduct operator and maintenance training on a variety of pelletizing technologies. When considering pelletizing equipment for the extrusion process, he can evaluate the application, write a detailed system specification, solicit proposals from the leading manufacturers, evaluated each proposal and submit a summary, with recommendations. He can coordinate and supervise equipment trials and lab tests to ensure the best possible results. Once the new equipment is ordered, he can provide project and vendor coordination services. Expert has given several papers and contributed to technical articles on pelletizing technology.

Expert has extensive experience in the design, specification, application, and operation of resin blending and feeding systems, having worked for Process Control Corporation, a leading manufacturer of gravimetric blenders and feeders as well as gravimetric extrusion control systems. Expert can troubleshoot, and conduct operator and maintenance training on a variety of blending and feeding technologies. When considering blending equipment for the extrusion or blow molding process, he can evaluate the application, write a detailed system specification, solicit proposals from the leading manufacturers, evaluated each proposal and submit a summary, with recommendations. He can coordinate and supervise equipment trials and lab tests to ensure the best possible results. Once the new equipment is ordered, he can provide project and vendor coordination services. Expert has given several papers and contributed to technical articles on resin blending, feeding, and gravimetric control technology.

Expert has specialized in the application of several critical elements in the production of coextruded products. He has extensive experience in the design, specification, application and operation of resin blending and control systems, having worked for Process Control Corporation, a leading manufacturer of gravimetric blenders and feeders, as well as gravimetric extrusion control systems. Expert has also had experience with polymer gear pumps, having worked for LCI Corporation and MAAG Pump Systems. He can troubleshoot, and conduct operator and maintenance training on a variety of technologies associated with multi-layer extruded and blow molded products. When considering equipment for coextrusion, he can evaluate the application, write a detailed system specification, solicit proposals from the leading manufacturers, evaluate each proposal and submit a summary, with recommendations. He can coordinate and supervise equipment trials and lab tests to ensure the best possible results. Once the new equipment or production line is ordered, he can provide project and vendor coordination services. He has given several papers and contributed to technical articles on resin blending and gravimetric control systems, as well as gear pump assisted extrusion. Expert also owns a U.S. patent for gravimetric control of gear pump systems.

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pelletizing

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polymer pelletizing

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polymer blending

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polymer coextrusion

Expert has specialized in the application of several critical elements used in the compounding process. He has extensive experience in the design, specification, application, and operation of resin blending and feeding systems, having worked for Process Control Corporation. He has also had experience with polymer gear pumps, having worked for LCI Corporation and MAAG Pump Systems. Through his work as President of Kreyenborg Industries, Expert gained valuable experience in pelletizing and melt filtration, and managed operation of a 58 mm, twin screw compounding demonstration line. Expert can troubleshoot and conduct operator and maintenance training on a variety of compounding equipment and technologies. When considering equipment for polymer compounding, he can evaluate the application, write a detailed system specification, solicit proposals from the leading manufacturers, evaluate each proposal and submit a summary, with recommendations. He can work with potential suppliers to coordinate and supervise equipment trials and lab tests to ensure the best possible results. Once the new equipment or production line is ordered, he can provide project and vendor coordination services. Expert has given several papers and contributed to technical articles on resin blending and feeding control systems, as well as gear pump assisted extrusion, melt filtration, and pelletizing.

Expert has been involved in the development, marketing, and sales of auxiliary equipment for the extrusion and blow molding industry since 1981. Expert has specialized in the application of several critical elements used in the polymer extrusion process, extending to a high knowledge level of both single and twin-screw extruders. He has extensive experience in the design, specification, application and operation of resin blending, feeding, drying and scrap reclaim systems, having worked for Process Control Corporation. He has also had experience with polymer gear pumps, having worked for LCI Corporation and MAAG Pump Systems. Through his work as President of Kreyenborg Industries, Expert gained valuable experience in pelletizing and melt filtration, and managed operation of a 58 mm, twin-screw compounding demonstration line. Expert can troubleshoot and conduct operator and maintenance training on a variety of extrusion equipment and technologies. When considering equipment, systems or a complete extrusion line, he can evaluate the application, write a detailed system specification, solicit proposals from the leading manufacturers, evaluated each proposal and submit a summary, with purchase recommendations. He can further develop a complete budget plan for an entire extrusion or blow molding plant, including facilities, equipment, utilities and manpower, and estimate a total conversion cost. He can work with potential suppliers to coordinate and supervise equipment trials and lab tests to ensure the best possible results. Once the new equipment or production line is ordered, he can provide project and vendor coordination services. Expert has given several papers and contributed to technical articles on resin blending, drying and feeding control systems, as well as gear pump assisted extrusion, melt filtration and pelletizing. He also owns a U.S. patent for gravimetric control of gear pump systems.

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polymer compounding

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thermoplastics compounding

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polymer extruder

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polymer extrusion

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thermoplastic extrusion

Expert has extensive experience in the specification, application, and operation of polymer melt filtration systems for the polymer and extrusion industry, having worked as President for Kreyenborg Industries, a leading manufacturer of continuous screen changers and melt filtration systems. Expert can optimize, troubleshoot, and conduct operator and maintenance training on a variety of filtration technologies. When considering polymer filtration equipment for the extrusion process, he can evaluate the application, write a detailed system specification, solicit proposals from the leading manufacturers, evaluate each proposal and submit a summary, with recommendations. He can coordinate and supervise equipment trials and lab tests to ensure the best possible results. Once the new equipment is ordered, he can provide project and vendor coordination services. Expert has given several papers and contributed to technical articles on melt filtration technology.

Expert has extensive experience in the design, specification, application and operation of polymer drying and crystallizing systems, having worked for Process Control Corporation, a leading manufacturer of hot air dryers, desiccant dryers, and crystallizing systems for amorphous PET; and for Kreyenborg Industries, a leading manufacturer of infrared drying systems. Expert can optimize, troubleshoot, and conduct operator and maintenance training on a variety of resin drying technologies. When considering drying equipment for the extrusion process, he can evaluate the application, write a detailed system specification, solicit proposals from the leading manufacturers, evaluated each proposal and submit a summary, with recommendations. He can coordinate and supervise equipment trials and lab tests to ensure the best possible results. Once the new equipment is ordered, he can provide project and vendor coordination services. Expert has given several papers and contributed to technical articles on resin drying technology.

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polymer melt filtration

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plastic drying


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia;  Augusta, Georgia;  Athens, Georgia;  Macon, Georgia;  Roswell, Georgia;  and Marietta, Georgia.

Often requested
with this expert:

Twin-Screw Extrusion, Polymer Compounding, Pharmaceutical...
Plastics Processes: Extrusion, Injection Molding, Blow...
Polymeric Materials
Plastics and Bio Based Resins, Extrusion Compounding, and...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1982   BSME   Mechanical Engineering   Clemson University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2004 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

President

 

Expert founded and operates a technical consulting and services business for extrusion auxiliary equipment.

2001 to 2004

 

Kreyenborg Industries

 

President

 

He directed all aspects of the North American operation, including accounting, operations, sales, service and repair, while reporting to the owner of the company in Germany. Products of the Kreyenborg Group in North America include polymer and extrusion gear pumps, underwater pelletizers, continuous screen changers, and various plastics material handling equipment.

1992 to 2001

 

Maag Pump Systems Textron

 

Business Development Manager

 

Expert managed the polymer filtration and screen changer program for the North American division. He was further responsible for developing and supporting new business opportunities for the $20,000,000 division.

1988 to 1992

 

Luwa Corporation

 

Product Manager - Extrusion & Compounding

 

He was involved in sales, marketing, and development of products for the plastics industry. Products supplied to the industry included: gear pump systems and motionless mixers, melt filtration systems and extrusion controls, including line automation, temperature control, gauging equipment, and gravimetric blending and control systems.

1982 to 1988

 

Process Control Corporation

 

Senior Product Manager

 

Expert was responsible for overall sales volume and profit for all products, which included promotion, marketing and technical support to inside and outside sales. The company was involved in the supply of auxiliary equipment for the plastics extrusion industry, including gravimetric and volumetric resin blenders, drying and crystallizing systems, pneumatic resin conveying and storage equipment, film scrap reclaim, and complete extrusion control systems.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a Senior Member of the American Society of Plastics Engineers.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has authored over 20 articles and technical papers regarding extrusion auxiliary equipment and systems. He received a U.S. patent regarding gravimetric control of gear pump systems.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert was hired to examine and troubleshoot various types of plastics processing equipment to resolve problems, improve training levels, and recommend alternatives.
  • He researched new process equipment, submitted quote requests, analyzed quotations, and made purchase recommendations.
  • Expert reviewed extrusion and compounding operations and made equipment upgrade recommendations.
  • He determined the capital budget requirements for the construction of a new plastics recycling/extrusion plant, including all required equipment and facilities.
  • Expert researched and searched for new and used extrusion line options and make final purchase recommendations, while coordinating with suppliers until startup.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in thermoplastic color compounding for consulting on the economic and technical requirements for 20% TPFE filled ABS in house line.
  • Expert in water ring palletize for consulting on repelletizing of TPO.
  • Expert in TPU/BaSO4 compounding.
  • Extrusion expert for consulting on manufacturing process optimization & consistency.
  • Expert for consulting on Extrusion Process.
  • Plastic extrusion equipment expert for consulting on design and installation of clear PET sheet extrusion line.
  • Polymer extrusion expert for consulting on bag extrusion hd + ld.
  • Expert in XLPE for consulting on screw design for cable insulation- medium voltage.
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:
  • Extrusion expert for consulting on maintenance and operations.
  • Expert in polymer for consulting on the formulas they are using are in the public domain and cannot be deemed trade secrets.
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:
Expert has been involved in the development, marketing, and sales of auxiliary equipment for the polymer extrusion industry for over 20 years.

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:
Training/Seminars

Expert has developed and conducted in-plant training seminars for technical and sales personnel for equipment suppliers. He has given one-day technical seminars for processors regarding all aspects of auxiliary equipment for extrusion.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has sourced and recommended vendors/suppliers for all related extruders and extrusion auxiliary equipment.


 

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