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 Expert  727471

Expert in Dispersants for Coatings; Woodworking Adhesives (EPI,PVAc D3/D4 type); Acrylics, Polymerization

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has over 25+ years industrial experience working with - Hyperdispersants, PU Dispersants, Acrylic Dispersants for inks & Coatings - Wood working adhesives (EPI, PVAc D3 / D4 type) - Solvent based Acrylics (TPA, TSA, Acrylic Polyols) - Solid Acrylics, toner resins - emulsion polymers and emulsion polymerization including Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate, VAM homo & copolymers, acrylics, styrene-acrylics, SB latex - Polyacrylates dispersants - Rheology Modifiers ASE, HASE PU Thickeners, Textile printing thickener based on inverse emulsion polymer

He possesses extensive knowledge in the polymerization of vinyl unsaturation by emulsion, solution and suspension, process Improvements,scale up from lab and scale to pilot to production; Curing and cross linking with several different chemistries of polymers with various functionalities such as terminal vinyl unsaturation, epoxy, hydroxy, isocyanate and more.

He is equally adept in Manufacturing Process Engineering, Including mixer design and selection.


acrylic coating material


acrylic lacquer


acrylic polymerization


acrylic resin


addition polymerization


anionic surfactant


bead polymerization


continuous polymerization


dispersion polymerization


emulsion polymer


emulsion polymerization


free radical polymerization




latex emulsion


latex stability


methyl methacrylate




pearl polymerization






polymerization reactor




polymethyl methacrylate


solution polymerization


solution polymerization reactor


solvent soluble acrylic resin


suspension polymerization


vinyl acetate


vinyl acetate based polymer


vinyl polymerization


polyvinyl acetate


wood adhesive


wood gluing


acrylic paint


fine particle dispersing


organic coating material


polymer chemistry


polymerization reactor control


residual monomer

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1984   Ph.D(Polymer Technology)   Polymers, coatings   UDCT, Mumbai  
1981   M.Sc.(Tech)   Polymer Technology   UDCT, Mumbai  
1978   B.Sc(Tech)   Paints Technology   UDCT, Mumbai  
1975   B.Sc.   Chemistry   Mumbai University  
1971   S.S.C   Maths Science   Maharashtra Board  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2011 to




Director, Innovation Center


He was heading a team of 18 scientists including 6 Ph. Ds.

He developed several novel additives including dispersants for s-b inks & coatings.

2007 to 2009


Akzo Nobel


Project Manager


Development projects in wood working adhesives

2006 to 2007




Technical Manager


Development projects in wood working adhesives

2004 to 2006




Technical Manager


Development projects in latex and resins for coatings

1986 to 2004




General Manage Technical


Development projects in adhesives, latex, resins, polymerization processes,

Career Accomplishments:

Fellow, Technology Surface Coatings; Oil & Color Chemist Association, England

Professional Appointments

External Examiner, Ph.D.(Tech) & M.Tech Thesis, Mumbai University; Visiting Fellow Professor, Dept. Chem. Technology, Mumbai University; Former Member of Advisory Board of Emulsion Polymer Group, Eindhoven University, Holland; Former Member of Advisory Board of Emulsion Polymer Group, Lehigh University, USA

Publications and Patents Summary

He has written, published, and presented 5 papers on topics such as Coating Latex Binders, Designing High Solids Coatings and Thermosetting Acrylics.

5 Patents under application

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Development of solvent acrylics for ceramic industry
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Workshop on current conditions and trends in the Asian (Focus: Southeast Asian) market for woodworking adhesives.
  • Acrylamid expert for consulting on Acrylics.
  • Expert in adhesives for consulting on technological improvements.
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:
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
2004 to 2013   Singapore   Development of latex, resins for coatings; Development of EPI, PVAc adhesives; PVAc polymerization Additives, Dispersants for s-b industrial coatings

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Market Research:
Industrial Coatings & Adhesives

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:

He has developed training courses covering the topics of Emulsion Polymers and polymerization, Wood adhesion and wood adhesives, Contact Adhesives, Chemistry and Technology of EPI and PVAc adhesives, Mixing Technology; Pigment Dispersions & Dispersant Technology

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He maintains contact with a vast number of suppliers for resins and adhesives

Other Skills and Services

Project Management Line Management

An abstract thinker with analytical mind.

Quest for fundamental understanding and root cause analysis

Train, coach, mentor, share knowledge and provide colleagues analysis and interpretation of results

Maintains focus to meet strategic targets

Networking and correspond with related people within and outside on technical matters

Provide process engineering solutions to all regional manufacturing sites.

Support field trials for new market segments, new application areas.

Ability to work intimately with individuals, teams across different natures, cultures

Self inspired; fearless

committed to developing new, innovative technologies in the lab, and then facilitating the transfer of these technologies to the real world


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