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 Expert  728666

Expert in Manufacture of Colour Concentrates and Additive Packages for Thermoplastics

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has 35 years experience in technical and marketing disciplines relating to the formulation, production and marketing of colouring systems for thermoplastics.

This includes the production of dry colour systems, pigment dispersions and concentrates, liquid colours and masterbatches. He has many years experience of colourmatching to meet specific colours and performance criteria, and formulating colour packages for a wide variety of polymers based on pigments and dyestuffs. He has a wide knowledge of market applications, what is required from a colour, how to satsify a colour requirement and how to ensure consistency of product.He is very familiar with methods of manufacture of colouring systems, colour measurement, colour mangement and colour quality control and all aspects relating to the production of colouring materials for plastics and their subsequent use.

Recent areas of development include an innovative, patented product for the colouration of PVCu and sevelopment of colouring systems that enable post consumer thermoplastics to be sorted using NIR [Near Infra Red] technology and recyled back into primary applications.

In addition to his technical background Expert also has extensive market knowledge in plastics colouring and has developed and marketed innovative patented products in this area.


color difference measurement


color formulation


color management


color matching


color measurement


color metamerism


color quality control


color reproduction


color stability


color standard


color technology




coloring process


dry color


industrial color quality control




plastic color concentrate


plastic coloring process


plastic masterbatch


shade (color)


color additive


color specification


plastics industry


tint (color)

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Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1996 to






He started this company in 1996 and is responsible for all aspects of the business. Developed company to be the leading UK independent masterbatch producer. During this time the company won "Caerphilly Company of the Year" and "Welsh Innovative Company of the Year"

1988 to 1996


Masterplast UK Ltd


General Manager


He was responsible for the start up and development and success of the UK masterbatch manufacturing business for the Hoechst Ireland subsiduary Masterplast Ltd

1983 to 1988


Colloids Ltd


Product Manager


He was responsible for sales of the companys black, coloured and additive plastic masterbatches, initially in the southern area but rose to Product Manger [non black products] both in the UK and export.

1980 to 1983


Plascoat Sytems Ltd


Technical Sales Exec.


Responsible for the sales of masterbatch and performance compounds.

1973 to 1980


Plascoat Systems Ltd


Technical Service Chemist


Providing technical backup to sales function, including colourmatching, process development, material development and colourmatching.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is an affiliate of the Society of Plastic Engineers and a patron of The Society of Dyers and Colourists.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has global patents for a polymer specific masterbatch for the colouring of PVCu.Has ywo other patent applications pending

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has advised US clients on the legislative requirements for supplying products into the EU.
  • Expert has been involved with a number of government sponsored contracts relating to plastic recycling.
  • Expert has been retained to advise in a number of colouring applications relating to colouring recycled polymers into new products.
  • Expert was commissioned to develop a colour concentrate to pigment bitumen for road colouring applications.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Addition of Color to Plastics.
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:
  • Chemist expert in middlesex for consulting on Chemist.
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.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   He has a very basic understanding of French

Market Research:
Expert is regarded as a leading figure in the UK plastic colouring industry. He is regularly approached to present papers and by trade journals for comment. He was identified as one of the notable 25 processors by Modern Plastics in 2007.

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:

Expert has presented numerous technical papers relating to masterbatches and colouring plastices to BPF, PIFA and SPE organised conferences. Most recent presentations to the European PVC Conference included "Colouring PVCu with Concentrates" and "Opportunities and New Markets for PVC using IRR [Infra Red Reflective] Colourants

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Through his experience with start up operations Expert has identified suitable suppliers, sourced materials and developed relationships, negotiated prices and terms of supply with colourant, additive and polymer suppliers globally.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has all round business skills. Having successfully started two businesses from scratch he is familiar with the technical, production, financial and marketing problems that all businesses face. In addition to his experience in small, private business he has also been successful in a global multi-national, and is aware of the different operating pressures and procedures present in this enviroment.


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