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 Expert  723385

Expert in Rubber Compounding, Compression,Vaccuum and InjectionMolding, Rubber Extrusion, Elastomer Selection,


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Brazil
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Expert's comprehensive experience involves: Definition of the correct compression molding procedure. Production of rubber compound, or its adaptations to that one already known, to meet the process requirements, less energy consumption and better productivity. He also knows systems of flash removal very well. He is an expert on elastomer formulation to fulfill ASTM, DIN, ISO or automotive specifications or customers needs. He is extremely proficient in elastomer compounding: excellent knowledge in the selection of the correct elastomer, also selecting the correct filler(s), its behavior, characteristics and properties in the elastomer compound. He has excellent knowledge in different types of plasticizers and their correct choice. He has excellent knowledge in elastomer protection systems, and excellent knowledge of processing aids. Expert is extremely proficient in the correct choice of vulcanization systems (Sulfur, sulfurless or peroxide based). Besides sulfur and peroxide systems, he knows special vulcanization systems, as resin cure, diamines and room temperature. He has excellent experience in internal and roll mixers.

He has expertise in elastomers processing, starting with the choice of the correct elastomer, until the selection of the equipment, including the choice of the molding process. He is experienced in compression, transfer, injection molding and extrusion. Expert has expertise in steam curing, mainly in hoses and expanded rubbers. Expert is experienced in selecting the correct elastomer (or blend), to meet specification like ASTM, DIN, ISO and automotive. He is expert in the selection of elastomers for automotive hoses, shoe soles, shoes components, rolls covering, o-rings, gaskets, profiles, expanded elastomers.

After 34 years working in the rubber industry, expert shares his theoretical and practical experiences, training several teams in the art of elastomers processing and compounding. He has written several papers for magazines, conferences and congress. He is the author of the current Rubber Basic Technology Course offered by Brazil Rubber Group; this course is a self-paced web-based course, the first one in South America.

He is an expert on rubber formulation to fulfill ASTM, DIN, ISO or automotive specifications or customers needs. He is extremely proficient in rubber compounding: excellent knowledge in the selection of the correct elastomer, also selecting the correct filler(s), its behavior, characteristics and properties in the rubber compound. He has excellent knowledge in different types of plasticizers and their correct choice. He has excellent knowledge in rubber protection systems, and excellent knowledge of processing aids. Expert is extremely proficient in the correct choice of vulcanization systems. (Sulfur, sulfurless or peroxide based) Besides sulfur and peroxide systems, he knows special vulcanization systems, as: resin cure, diamines and room temperature. He has excellent experience in internal and roll mixers.

He is expert in rubber extrusion for: rubber hoses and profiles. Expert worked for 19 years in the major automotive hose manufacturer in South America. He knows several ways of manufacturing rubber hoses: braided, wire reinforced and wrapped rubber hoses, produced by hot or cold feed. He is also expert in hoses reinforcement and selection of the appropriate yarn. He has good knowledge about special yarns like: Aramid (Kevlar or Nomex), rayon, polyester and wire.

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elastomer compounding

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elastomer application

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carbon black

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elastomer formulation

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rubber formulation

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rubber hose

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rubber vulcanization

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elastomer processing

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elastomeric compound material

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masterbatch

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molding

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rubber

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rubber curing

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rubber hardness testing

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elastomer selection

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rubber impact testing

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rubber tensile strength

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rubber testing

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elastomer training

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rubber compounding

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rubber extrusion

He is experienced with formulation, mixing, processing and vulcanization and in the selection of ingredients for specific applications. His excellent experience involves: Definition of the correct molding process (compression, transfer, injection or extrusion). Production of rubber compound, or its adaptations to that one already known, to meet the process requirements, less energy consumption and better productivity. He also knows systems of flash removal very well.

Expert is experienced in selecting the correct rubber (or blend), to meet several specification like: ASTM, DIN, ISO and Automotive. He is expert in the selection of rubber to fulfill automotive hoses, shoe soles, shoe components, rolls covering, o-rings, gaskets, profiles, expanded rubber. He is expert in the following rubbers: SBR, EPDM, NBR, FKM, Silicone, Butyl and Halobutyl, Polyurethanes (polyether and polyester), ECO/GECO, ACM, AEM, CSM, Chlorinated Polyethylene.

He is experienced in selecting the correct rubber (or blend), to meet specification like ASTM, DIN, ISO and automotive. He is expert in the selection of rubbers for automotive hoses, shoe soles, shoes components, rolls covering, o-rings, gaskets, profiles, expanded elastomers and in rubber adhesion promoter selection and use. He has experience in formulation, mixing, processing and vulcanization, in the selection of ingredients for specific applications and in the selection and formulation development.

His comprehensive experience involves: Definition of the correct compression molding procedure. Production of rubber compound, or its adaptations to that one already known, to meet the process requirements, less energy consumption and better productivity. He also knows systems of flash removal very well. He is an expert on elastomer formulation to fulfill ASTM, DIN, ISO or automotive specifications or customers needs. He is extremely proficient in elastomer compounding: excellent knowledge in the selection of the correct elastomer, also selecting the correct filler(s), its behavior, characteristics and properties in the elastomer compound. He has excellent knowledge in different types of plasticizers and their correct choice. He has excellent knowledge in elastomer protection systems, and excellent knowledge of processing aids. His is extremely proficient in the correct choice of vulcanization systems (Sulfur, sulfurless or peroxide based). Besides sulfur and peroxide systems, he knows special vulcanization systems, as resin cure, diamines and room temperature. He has excellent experience in internal and roll mixers.

He has experience in formulation, mixing, processing and vulcanization, in the selection of ingredients for specific applications and in the selection and formulation development. He worked for several years on the largest Brazilian producer of NBR as technical assistance engineer.

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butyl rubber

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ethylene-propylene rubber

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ethylene-propylene terpolymer

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neoprene

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polybutadiene

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polyurethane

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urethane elastomer

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neoprene adhesive

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rubber molding

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rubber processing

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rubber selection

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adhesion promoter

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synthetic elastomer

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synthetic rubber

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styrene-butadiene rubber

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silicone rubber

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epichlorohydrin elastomer

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conductive rubber compound solvent effect

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elastomer process development

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elastomer selection for chemical compatibility

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nitrile rubber

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compression set


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Often requested
with this expert:

EPDM Elastomer, Chemistry and Technology
Applied Rubber Technology, Design of Experiments, and...
Rubber, Polymeric Materials, Design, Testing, Production...
Bonding, Adhesion: Belt, Tire, Hose, Adhesive Failure...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1978   Engineer   Chemistry Engineer   Faculty of Industrial Engineering (FEI)  
1992   Advanced Rubber Technology   Materials Engineering   Akron University - Rubber Division  
2002   University Specialist in Rubber and Plastic   Materials Engineering   UNED - Madrid - Spain  
2014   Nanotechnology: The Basics   Technology   Coursea  
2011   Diploma in Project Management   Adminsitration   Alison  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2004 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Technical

 

NPD & Technical Director

 

Development of market and product applications for: polyurethane, latex additives, rubber accelerators and antioxidants, zinc derivatives, mold and deflashing medias

1999 to 2004

 

Nitriflex S.A

 

Marketing Department

 

Technical Assistance Engineer

 

Marketing development and marketing applications for NBR and high styrene resins. Technical assistance both national and international

1995 to 1997

 

Uniroyal Quimica

 

TSS

 

Technical Assistance Engineer

 

Technical assistance to rubber and plastic. Development of applications and formulations of Blowing agents, Antioxidants/Antiozonants, Urethane rubber, EPDM, NBR and Accelerators.

1992 to 1994

 

Nitriflex

 

Sales Department

 

Technical Assistance Engineer

 

Technical assistance to rubber and plastic market about use of NBR and High Styrene resin. Development of applications and formulations. Literature and application study preparation.

1991 to 1992

 

Industrias Joao Maggion S.A.

 

Laboratory

 

Laboratory Chief

 

Raw material control and supplier development; Production control; Development of formulations for Tire, Inner Tubes and Bladders

1979 to 1991

 

Mangotex S.A.

 

Laboratory

 

Laboratory Manager

 

Raw material control and supplier development; Production control; FMEA development; Development of formulations for mats, shoes and automotive hoses


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Rubber Division; ABTB - Brazilian Rubber Association; International Rubber Conference CRQ ACS

Licenses/Certifications

Rubber and Plastic Expert - Post Graduation– UNED - Spain Advanced Rubber Technology Course, ACS - Rubber Division - Akron University.

Professional Appointments

IRCO - Delegate, Brazilian Rubber Group Director - Rubber Division. Brazilian Rubber Association - Vice-President, Brazilian Rubber Association President, Brazilian Rubber Association - Technical Director


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

48 publications on National Rubber Magazine (Borracha Atual); Courses given on NBR, ECO, CR, antioxidants; Rubber Introductory Course - Brazil Rubber Group - ABTB

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Borracha Atual Magazine  
 - ABTB - IRC2011  
 - III Borracha Atual Seminar: "Tendencies and Innovations in Elastomers"  
 - 15th Brazilian Congress of Rubber Technology - ABTB  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Manager and founder of a Brazilian forum dedicated to discuss rubber compounding and processing poblems. Forum dedicated to share technology and experiences among participants.
  • Improving of process performance in a compounder company. The consultant established process methods to achive the maximum productivity and changed formulation sto obtain good costs with the same performance.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Hoses.
  • Expert on EPDM Foam.
  • Extrusion expert for consulting on manufacturing process optimization & consistency.
  • Crumb rubber expert for consulting on crumb rubber technology.
  • Expert for consulting on Production issues with rubber compounding
  • Rubber expert for consulting on Temperature effects on Viton B.
  • Rubber expert for consulting on strength of natural rubber based membrane.
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Expert Witness:
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1999 to 2005   Colombia   several visits from 1999-2004 assisting customer to develop compounds and solving process problems.
1999 to 2005   Peru   several visits from 1999-2004 assisting customer to develop compounds and solving process problems. Presentation about Nitrile Rubber Use in 2002.
1999 to 2005   Argentina   several visits from 1999-2004 assisting customer to develop compounds and solving process problems. Presentations at FAIC about Nitrile Rubber Use.
1999 to 2005   USA   several visits from 1999-2004 assisting customer to develop compounds and solving process problems.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  
Spanish  
English  
Italian  
Portuguese  

Market Research:
Great experience on automotive parts, mainly extrusions and molded parts. Experience to select and use polymers for automotive specifications, like: Ford, Fiat, Pegeout, GM, VW, Opel, etc.

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

Several presentations to the rubber industry - Presentations about processing and compounding rubbers: EPDM; NBR; ECO/CO; CR

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Experience to develop suppliers, raw material competitors and lab and quality evaluation of new supplier

Other Skills and Services

Several articles published covering rubber processing, rubber good manufacture, polymer selection, etc.


 

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