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 Expert  724965

Expert in Coloring, Formulating and Compounding Thermoplastics for all Processes, Rotomolding expert, materials specializing in stabilization of long life outdoor products


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
USA
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He has worked in or supplied the rotational molding industry since 1969. He designs and sells CNC machined research test molds to the roto industry. He has developed technology to dry color rotomolded parts without reducing the physicals and to color XLHDPE without interfering with the crosslinking or allowing the peroxide to interfere with the pigments or additives.

He has designed several compounding and rotational molding plants. He has owned a color manufacturing plant, a compounding plant and two pulverizing plants. For his plants he designed the mixers, the high speed multivented extruders, extruder mixing screws, classifiers and pulverizers.

He has helped develop new rotationally molded products for clients, bringing them to market successfully. He has two patents related to granite colorants and metalflake colorants for rotomolded parts.

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extrusion

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melt flow

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plastic material pulverizing

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plastic stability

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plastics plant design

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plastics quality control

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polyvinyl chloride compounding

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polyvinyl chloride degradation

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polyvinyl chloride plastisol

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polyvinyl chloride stabilization

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rigid polyvinyl chloride

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rotational molding

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vinyl compound

He has 24 years experience manufacturing thermoplastic colorants including Concentrate (Masterbatch), Dry Color, Liquid Color, Paste Dispersions and Precolor (Compounded Resins). These products colored almost all commercially available resins, but his companies specialized in polyethylene, polypropylene, ABS, Nylon, Acrylic, Polycarbonate, Silicone and Styrenics. He specialized in Flow promoters, In Process Antistats, Fragrances and Blowing agents in liquid and powder form. His customers were rotational molders, injection molders, sheet, profile and film extruders. He specialized in color and additives for extruded monofilament and slit film used in the rope industry.

He developed a defibulator additive for slit film rope, improving the tensile and elongation and eliminating the rough surface of the rope. His colorant company specialized in high temperature colorants and stabilization systems to improve weatherability and heat stability of polymers. UV stabilization of all resins, including polyolefins, and pigments and dyes were continually tested using QUV and Zenon Arc equipment. Antioxidants and Ultraviolet absorbers were continually tested to reduce polymer degradation and improve the quality of the additive concentrates and compounds.

He is an accomplished Color matcher and developer of thermoplastic compounds. He has trained dozens of Color matchers and Quality Control technicians. He currently sells and specifies QC equipment and trains his customers in the use of the equipment. He has started (Greenfield) two plants and managed five Colorant and Compounding plants.

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additive color mixing

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ceramic pigment

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color formulation

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color matching

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color metamerism

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color quality control

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color stability

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inorganic pigment

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organic pigment

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phthalocyanine

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pigment dispersing

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pigment durability

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pigment manufacturing quality control

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pigment technology

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plastic color concentrate

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plastic coloring process

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plastic dye

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plastic masterbatch

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ultraviolet plastic degradation

He started his career in Plastics Product Development in the Research Center of one of the major rubber companies. He gained experience in thermoforming, reverse roll coating, flocking and casting urethane foam. He became efficient in the use of very advanced testing equipment.

He then became a plant chemist in a thermoset rubber profile extrusion and compression molding plant, where he converted all of the products into thermoplastic polymers. Some products he converted to thermoplastic rubber, EVA and some to PVC (vinyl). The company also had an injection molding division that injection molded the thermoplastic parts that were previously compression molded thermosets.

He then became a vinyl chemist at a rotational molder manufacturing balls, boat fenders toys and automotive mechanical rubber products and rubber balls. He developed all the vinyl (plastisol) compounds. He invented and developed the vinyl ABA red white and blue basket ball. He was in charge of technicians, testing all molded products and quality control of incoming materials and compounds.

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plastic molding

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plastic product development

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plastisol

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polyolefin resin

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polyolefin stability

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rotational molding tooling

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thermoplastic extrusion

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thermoplastics compounding


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Miami, Florida;  Hialeah, Florida;  Orlando, Florida;  Fort Lauderdale, Florida;  Hollywood, Florida;  Pembroke Pines, Florida;  Port Saint Lucie, Florida;  Miami Beach, Florida;  West Palm Beach, Florida;  and Palm Bay, Florida.

Often requested
with this expert:

PVC Formulating, Compounding, Extrusion, Testing, Product...
Pigment Technology, including production, testing and use...
Pigments and Dyes
Adhesives

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1977   BS a few hours short   Plastics and Chemical Engineering   Univ. of Akron and College of Dupage  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1995 to 2008

 

Self employed-Plastics Consulting

 

Owner-President

 

Consulting and sales

1977 to 1995

 

Self Employed-Accurate Color

 

Owner and President

 

General Management, sales, Research Director


Publications:
Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Paul Nugent  
 - Association of Rotational Molders  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has helped bring new products to market, from design to production. The most recent product required development of new advanced molding techniques to manufacture a successful product.
  • He has designed and built three state of the art production molding and extrusion facilities, creating three of the most highly automated plants of their kind in the industry.
  • He has designed high speed extruders and screws creating the fastest, most efficient production compounding extruders in the world. They have effectively operated at up to 5 times the speed of standard commonly used extruders in the industry. Not only is the throughput much greater, but the quality is greatly improved.
  • He has designed and built pulverizers that reduce plastic pellets to 35 mesh powder used in the rotational molding industry. These pulverizers are still the industry standard and used internationally.
  • As a consultant, a large part of his work has been in improving plant efficiency and reducing scrap. Usually during the plant visit, to reduce scrap, he puts on a workshop to teach fundamentals of the process to the employees. The workshops are designed for machine operators and management.
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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:
He has been an expert witness three times. The cases were quickly dismissed due to his expertise. None went to trial.
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
1985 to 2008   Trinidad, Dominican Republic, Germany, Austria, England, Shanghai, Canada, Italy   He has consulted, lectured and put on workshops.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   He reads general content.
German   He reads general content.

Market Research:
He has worked in the plastics industry since 1964. He has been a senior Member of the Society of Plastics Engineers since 1969. He has been a member of the Association of Rotational Molders since 1981. He worked his way up laboratories and production in industry while attending college in night school for 13 years. This hands on experience, as he worked his way up, has provided many years of valuable hands on experience while attaining his formal education. He has been a quality supplier to many major international corporations including Rubbermaid, Dupont of Canada, Union Carbide, Exxon Mobil, A.Schulman, GE Silicones, Borg Warner, Paxon, Equistar and Phillips Chemical.

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

He developed an interactive workshop on the Fundamentals of Powder Quality for the Rotational Molding Industry. He presented it for the first time in in 2008 in Shanghai, PRC. He has presented 5 workshops and over 40 technical presentations world wide. He has written about 20 TECHNICAL BULLETINS for testing, quality control and plastics processing.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He is very well known in the plastics industry. He easily locates and qualifies raw materials, molds and equipment suppliers. He writes practical purchasing and manufacturing specifications for materials, molds and equipment.

Other Skills and Services

He has vast experience in International sales. He has sold products and performed services into 28 countries around the world. He is knowledgeable in physical testing of plastics and ASTM stds. and therefore can specify the proper plastic and process for a product. He is usually available on short notice.


 

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