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 Expert  727629

Expert in Plastics and Bio Based Resins, Extrusion Compounding, and Reactive Extrusion.


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

West Virginia (WV)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
Have a total of 33 years industrial experience in Process Development related activities including Start-up and Manufacturing support. The last 22 years were focused on Compounding Processes. Have 4 US Patents re Reactive Extrusion. Along with Dr. Christian Maier co-authored the Hanser book UNDERSTANDING COMPOUNDING.

Have Specialized in Twin Screw Extruder Compounding and Reactive Extrusion Process Development from bench scale to world class production facilities including Toll Manufacturing. Process Control, Feed systems including preblending, Screw Design, and isolation of the compounded product are integral to this.

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extrusion

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extrusion equipment

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extrusion screw

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multiple-flighted extrusion screw

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polymer extrusion

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polymer extrusion screw

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reactive extrusion

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thermoplastic extrusion

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twin screw extrusion


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Columbus, Ohio;  Charleston, West Virginia;  and Huntington, West Virginia.

Often requested
with this expert:

Twin-Screw Extrusion, Polymer Compounding, Pharmaceutical...
Polymer Extrusion Processes and Equipment
Plastics Processes: Extrusion, Injection Molding, Blow...
Plastics and Polymer Additives

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1966   BChE   Chemical Engineering   Fenn College/Cleveland State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1999 to 2009

 

Expert Compounding Tech, LLC

 


 

President

 

He Provides consulting services to the plastics industry and related companies or organizations by working with compounding teams and operations to improve and/or develop new processes. Contributions can include conducting seminars and training sessions; working with project teams; screw design improvements; participating in trials; and trouble shooting processes on line.

1966 to 1999

 

GE Plasrtics

 

Formally Borg-Warner Chemicals and Marbon Chemicals which were purchased by GE

 

Principal Engineer, Compounding Technologymicals which were purchased by GE

 

Principal Engineer, Compounding Technology for nine years. Internal Consultant. Mentor young professionals. Training programs and presentations (to Professionals, Technicians). Process trouble shooting. Global involvement (Japan, South America, China, Australia, Europe. 20 years in Compounding Process Development. 32 years Total Process Development Experience. Process Development research was for new and existing products and/or processes. Chemical Engineering Sciences applied. Worked closely with Product Developers to assure the same or improved performance in the end application. A recent project entailed conception through development through startup and operator training of a novel process for the reduction of VOC emissions that allowed the installation of a major compounding expansion without having to attempt re-permitting with the EPA for increased emissions. Research/development projects range from monomers to compounding including: Styrene/Ethylbenzene Separation. Processes for the manufacturing of Fire Retardant Additives. Emulsion Polymerization. Suspension Polymerization. Solution Polymerization. Isolation of Polymers form Emulsions and Solutions. Drying including Spray, Flash, Fluid Bed, and Rotary Dryers. Compounding of New Polymers and Alloys. Impact Modified SAN PC/ABS PBT/ABS Nylon/ABS PPE/PS&HIPS (At Borg-Warner before the GE takeover.) Vendor Trials. Process Specifications for New Facilities. Start Up of New Chemical and Compounding Processes. Scale Up of New Products to Production. Trouble Shooting. Optimization. Filled Products. Reactive Extrusion. (See Patents below.) All Major Classes of Compounders. K W&P Mega ZSK Compounders. Preblending & Mixing Processes. Feeders. Devolatilization and Vacuum Processes. Pelletizers. Supported GE & Borg-Warner's Profile Extrusion Customers. Worked with/via Technical Service Engineers. SSE Screw Design.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Very active in the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE): Member '81 to current. Board of Directors SE Ohio Section '94 to present. President of the SE Ohio Section for Ten years, '99/'00 to '09/'10.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Has several publications to his name.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Munich: Hanser; Cincinnati: Hanser/Gardner  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • As a consultant for a Venture Capital Company, he has scaled up a complex Compounding Process including a Reactive Operation form a bench scale through OEM Vendor Trials to four commercial toll manufacturing lines.
  • Scoped, Designed, worked with Bids, and supported start-up of a Bench Scale Leistritz TSE Research Facility at WVU.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Photopolymer Extruder.
  • Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene expert for consulting on services need to starting manufacturing plant in China.
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.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Expert has given seminars at various companies as well as, in an abbreviated format, given these same seminars at local SPE section meetings.

Topics: Unit Operations in Co-Rotating - Fully Intermeshing TSE Compounding Compounding Process Development - in Co-Rotating Fully Intermeshing TSE Compounders Reactive Extrusion - RxE Plastic Compounding Equipment Types Single Screw Extruder Basics

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has contacts with/is known to most major Twin Screw Extruder OEMs including but not limited to Coperion, Berstorff, Leistritz, and Bühler.

Other Skills and Services

Scoped, Designed, worked with Bids, and supported start-up of a Bench Scale Leistritz TSE Research Facility at WVU.

As a consultant for a Venture Capital Company, he has scaled up a complex Compounding Process including a Reactive Operation form a bench scale through OEM Vendor Trials to four commercial toll manufacturing lines.


 

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