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 Expert  726164

Expert in Flexible Packaging Processes: Rotogravure Printing, Extrusion Coating/Lamianting, Dry Bond

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

North Carolina (NC)
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He has experience developing flexible packaging materials utilizing cold seals as sealants. His primary experience is in candy wrappers. He developed simplistic methods for assuring cold seal registration during production runs.

cold seal packaging process


foil package


packaging material

He has developed flexible packaing laminations for food and pharmaceutical applications. Designed laminations considered lowest cost for the required application, barrier properties requirements, and sealant needs and requirements. Laminates have been developed for lidding, dry food, wet food, retortable food, pharmaceutical packaging, child-resistant pharmacetical packaging, and puncture resistant pharmaceutical packaging applications.

He has also developed sterilizeable packaging for various medical and medical device applications


flexible packaging laminate


packaging film


packaging material selection

He has experience with all flexible packaging materials to include PET, MPET, OPP, MOPP, LLDPE, nylon, oriented nylon, coextruded films, and cavitated films. He has experience with a multitude of thermoplastic resins including EVA, EAA, Surlyn, Nylon 6, EVOH, LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, MDPE, PET

flexible packaging material

He has experience with utilizing CC and DC foils in various pharmaceutical, food, and industrial packaging applications. Foil thickness contemplated and utilized ranged from 0.0003" up to 0.0025" in both CC and DC varieties. Additional strong understanding of aluminum foil alloys and uses.

He has developed foil laminations for food and pharmaceutical pouch operations, pharmaceutical blister operations, as well as foil-based puncture resistant and sterilizeable pouchs for the medical device and diagnostic industries.


foil laminate


foil packaging material

He has experience installing and running rotogravure presses up to 10-colors. He has experience with register systems, gravure ink systems, and common issues/solutions associated with gravure printing. He has a strong understanding of gravure ink systems and typical print layouts required to make gravure printing issue free.

gravure printing


gravure printing press


rotogravure printing

He has experience developing packaging for EtO and gamma sterilized medical devices. Strong understanding of materials for required applications which create best value packages.

medical device packaging material

He has developed packaging utilizing aluminum foil, SiOx and AlOx coated PET's, as well as other barrier packaging materials. Strong understanding of material component needs by barrier requirement.

moisture-resistant packaging


moisture-barrier packaging process

He has developed multi-layer packaging laminates and coextruded laminates. Strong understanding of best value approach to packaging, with an emphasis on packaging to meet the requirement, as opposed to over packaging. Strong understanding of developing sustainable packaging alternatives through use of source reduction and newly developed organic films and resins.

multi-layered packaging material


plastic packaging material

He has developed OTC packaging for both child-resistant and non-child resistant applications.

over-the-counter drug packaging

He is strongly familiar with package cost reduction methods including substitution of lower cost materials, supply-chain enhancements, and creating synergies within the entire packaging value chain.

package cost reduction

He has created packaging specifications, business presentations, and technical presentations which document packaging uses and benefits.

packaging document

He is a degreed Chemical Engineer from a top-10 engineering college with a 25 year career emphasis on packaging and polymer science.

packaging engineering

He has a strong understanding of papers utilized in the packaging industry to include C1S, C2S and MG sheets.

packaging paper

He is stongly familiar with rotogravure printing to include line and process printing on paper, PET, OPP and other packaging substrates.

packaging printing

He is strongly familiar with all packaging processes including rotogravure printing, flexo printing, dry bond laminating, wet bond laminating, solventless laminating, extrusion coating and laminating, blown film, cast film, blown coextrusion, cast coextrusion, plastic film orientation.

packaging process

He has significant experience printing and laminating standard oriented PET films. Printing experience includes line and process printing methodologies.

polyester film


polyester thin film

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Wilmington, North Carolina;  Jacksonville, North Carolina;  Greenville, North Carolina;  and Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

Often requested
with this expert:

Flexible Packaging Materials; Film Extrusion, Extrusion...
Polymers, Plastics, Elastomers, Compounding, Multi-Phase...
cGMP Coatings, Pharmaceutical, Dietary Supplements,...
Package Development and Testing

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1979   BS   Chemical Engineering   University of Illinois, Urbana, IL  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1983 to 2005


RJR Packaging


Production Manager


He is responsible for flexible packaging production processes including extrusion laminating/coating; rotogravure printing, dry and wet bond lamination, slitting, finishing, and packing





Research Engineer / Process Engineer


Hi is responsible for blown and cast film product and process development

Career Accomplishments:

Chairman's Award

Publications and Patents Summary

Has has (3) patents and (1) patent application

Consulting Services:
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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:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in flexible packaging material for US Customs taxation case.
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:
Well aquainted with customer attitudes and trends in pharmaceutical packaging

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:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Sourced rotogravure printing equipment. Sourced extrusion coating/laminating equipment. Developed and sourced vendors for extrusion resins. Developed and sourced vendors for laminating films. Developed and sourced vendors for laminating coatings and adhesives.

Other Skills and Services

Statistical process control Design of experiments


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