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 Expert  723610

Expert in PVC Formulating, Compounding, Extrusion, Testing, Product Performance, Weathering, Color Concentrate

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Illinois (IL)
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Expert is a globally recognized expert and industry leader on polyvinyl chloride with 35+ years of experience and outstanding record of achievement in Research & Development of vinyl polymers. She worked for BF Goodrich / Geon / PolyOne (same company) for 27 years. During her career she conducted basic research on PVC, developed new compounds, worked with customers to launch new products, worked with manufacturing to establish quality control and product specifications, worked closely with raw material suppliers evaluating and approving additives for use in PVC, worked with the industry organizations to establish industry standards. She started her career as an engineer, but she was frequently promoted to become the first female Senior R&D Fellow in the company's history. She developed expertise on formulating vinyl compounds and vinyl color concentrates, compounding, processing, weatherability, dimensional stability, long term properties, new product development and launch, performance testing, quality control, industry standards, technical selling, writing and public speaking.

She published over 65 technical papers on polyvinyl chloride, received unprecedented 9 best technical paper awards from the SPE Vinyl Division, is the first female Fellow Member in 61 year history of SPE. She was a chairman of technical committees at Vinyl Window & Door Institute of the Society of Plastics Industry, Vinyl Siding Institute and American Architectural Manufacturers Association from 1976 up to 2003. She developed and worked with the industry on most of the test methods and performance standards used by the vinyl window, decking, fencing and siding industry today. She issued 6 patents on PVC. She conducted numerous seminars and developed and conducted training programs on PVC. She is presently Vice President of Expert's Firm She successfully provides technical consulting on PVC to national and international clients in Canada, South America, Europe and Asia.

List of her services includes rigid and flexible PVC formulating, composites technology, foamed compound formulations, color concentrate technology, cost reduction, compounding process development, extrusion processing, productivity improvements, extrusion and product performance problem investigation and solving, technical training on PVC extrusion, weathering, testing; acting as an expert technical witness in legal cases.

Examples of accomplishments: - Developed numerous PVC extrusion powder and pellet rigid and flexible compounds for various applications, including vinyl siding, windows, fencing, decking, custom profile weathestripping, pondliners, films, sheet, etc. - Developed expertise on PVC processing morphology resulting in many publications and ability to solve customer's problems, optimize compounding, extrusion and co-extrusion process. - Developed expertise on PVC degradation, stabilization, weathering, lubrication, impact modification, reinforcement, which resulted in many technical publications, issuance of patents and most importantly ability to formulate for best performance at the lowest cost. - Developed expertise on dimensional stability of the exterior application products, resulting in development of composites with superior field performance in these applications and technical publications. - Conducted plant audits, identifying areas for improvement and problem solving. Increased extrusion plant productivity by 40-50%, improved product quality, reduced compound cost realizing $1.5MM/year cost savings without sacrifice in performance - Acted as a expert technical witness in legal cases, resulting in client's win. - Trained numerous technical personnel, including engineers, plant supervisors, operators, etc.


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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois;  Rockford, Illinois;  Aurora, Illinois;  Naperville, Illinois;  Joliet, Illinois;  Elgin, Illinois;  Milwaukee, Wisconsin;  Madison, Wisconsin;  Kenosha, Wisconsin;  and Gary, Indiana.

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Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1968   BS   Polymer Engineering - Synthetic Fibers   Moscow Textile Institute  
1980   MS   Polymer Science & engineering   Case western reserve University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2003 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)



Vice president and consultant


Expert's Firm: She is a world recognized PVC expert and technical consultant to PVC industry, including compound formulation development, compounding and extrusion process, cost reduction, product performance, weatherability, industry standards, technical training, expert technical witness.

1976 to 2003


BF Goodrich / Geon / PolyOne Inc.




Senior R&D Fellow


She was responsible for R&D programs and strategies in rigid, semi-rigid and flexible PVC, represented company in industry organizations, SPE, SPI, AAMA

1968 to 1973


Plastics Company, Ukraine





Material selection including PE, PP, PS, Nylon & PVC and process development, including injection molding, blow molding, film extrusion and calendering

Career Accomplishments:

Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) - Fellow Member, 1st female Fellow member in 61 year of SPE history American Architectural Manufacturers association - AAMA

Professional Appointments

Chairman of Technical Committees at SPI VWDI and AAMA - developed numerous industry standards for vinyl windows, composites and vinyl decking Member of Board of Directors at SPE Vinyl Division Chairman of Education committee of SPE Vinyl Division Paper reviewer for Journal of Vinyl & Additive Technology


Best SPE Vinyl Division technical paper awards in 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1995, 2010, Technical Contribution to Vinyl Industry Award in 2008, BF Goodrich - Outstanding technical achievement award in 1985

Publications and Patents Summary

She has over 65 published technical papers on PVC and other polymers, 6 patents and chapter on PVC weathering in PVC Handbook

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Hanser Publishers, / PVC Handbook  
 - Journal of Vinyl Technology, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • She has developed, scaled up to production and commercialized the cost efficient rigid PVC formulation for improved dimensional stability of vinyl siding,
  • She has developed new ABS / wood foam composites and PVC / wood composites for profile extrusion
  • She has increased extrusion plant productivity by 40-50% though process optimization and technical training of plant personnel
  • She has been the expert technical witness in legal cases, which resulted in client win.
  • She investigated numerous product performance problems and extrusion process problems and successfully found and incorporated solutions
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on MBS impact modifiers.
  • Expert in Plastisol Potting Processes.
  • Expert in Assistance for manufacturing Corrugated Multi-layered PVC Roofing Tiles/Sheets.
  • Expert in Polypropylene (PP) and or Polyethylene for (PP) for consulting on injected WPC PVC deck board.
  • PVC expert for consulting on brittleness and fracture of flexible PVC film.
  • Expert for consulting on Impact Modifier compatability with glass filled Nylon compounds.
  • Expert for consulting on PVC film producing contaminant oil.
  • PVC Formulation expert for consulting.
  • Pvc formulations expert for consulting on Cellular PVC formulation.
  • Expert in formulating for electrical cables.
  • Pvc color expert for consulting on PVC Outdoor Toys.
  • Expert for consulting on PVC quality solutions.
  • Expert in Plastisol
  • Vinyl material expert for consulting on PVC material needed.
  • Expert in PVC injection molding for consulting on establishing SPC types and parameters for training techniques.
  • Expert in extrusion process for consulting on developing a compound formula and necessary equipment for in-house operation.
  • Expert in Celluar PVC Formulation to assist with formulation and new product development. .
  • Polypropylene or General Polymer extrusion expert needed for consulting regarding a random defect in PP tubing extrusion .
  • Expert in rubber compounding for consulting on high performance elastomer compounding.
  • Expert in hard surface flooring materials to consult on manufacturing process, coating technologies, wear layers and product development..
  • Expert for consulting on Plastics and Wood Polymer Composites in Building Products
  • Expert for consulting on Extrusion Process.
  • Expert in PVC - Window profile issues.
  • Expert for consulting on Pvc sheet formulation with regrind.
  • Expert in pvc extrusion process for consulting on pvc extrusin burning problem.
  • Pvc compounding expert
  • Ultrasonic welding joint design expert for consulting on PVC tube extrusion.
  • 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 PVC glove dipping manufacturing for consulting on PVC glove dipping manufacture.
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:
As an expert witness, wrote affidavits, reports supporting the client, attended depositions and hearings.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in Plastisol for litigation.
  • Vinyl siding expert witnesses for consulting on home vinyl siding discoloration issues.
  • Expert in PVC and color concentrate for consulting on a legal case (Enduris Extrusions, Inc. v. Inteplast Group, Ltd.).
  • Expert for consulting on Window Industry Manufacturer-degradation of painted Cellular PVC.
  • Expert for consulting on vinyl siding defect.
  • PVC expert for consulting on UL and NSF regulations regarding PVC pipe.
  • Vinyl siding expert for consulting on installation problems.
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
1988 to 1988   Czechoslovakia   She presented technical paper at International PVC Symposium
1992 to 1992   Great Britain   She visited extrusion plants, ran trials on PVC foam
2004 to   Costa Rica   She provided technical consulting to the client
2005 to 2005   Germany / Holland   She provided technical consulting to the clients
2006 to 2006   India   She provided technical consulting, training to the client

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Russian   She is highly proficient, fluent in speaking, reading and writing - native language, speak Russian at home
Ukrainian   Limited knowledge, understand everything, speak with some difficalty, read fluently

Market Research:
She has a vast experience ( >30 years) in bringing products to the market, starting from the design stage and finishing with complete commercialization. This includes making sure that the product meets performance requirement, that it can be successfully produced in manufacturing, that it performs well on scale-up equipment at customers and finally setting-up performance specifications. approximately 60% of all rigid PVC compounds sold by former employer were developed by her and commercialized with her assistance.

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:

She is an outstanding public speaker, presented technical papers at numerous (over 50) conferences, conducted industry seminars, conducted internal company training programs and training programs for clients personnel. The training programs include: PVC weathering, PVC processing, PVC extrusion, lubrication mechanisms, Industry standards, problem solving, PVC testing, etc.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

During tenure at BF Goodrich, Geon / Polyone, she closely worked with vendors on testing and selecting and approving optimum additives. She still has close contacts with the vendors, providing service to her clients. She also provides technical consulting to the vendors for PVC industry

Other Skills and Services

She is very strong industry leader, very organized, motivated to be always successful, outspoken, reliable and honest with her clients.


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