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 Expert  729918

Expert in Powder Metallurgy Lubricants and Binders, Fine Particles, Polyurethanes, Smoke and Flammability

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Expert has leveraged his background in chemistry to the development of new lubricants for the powder metallugy compaction and ejection processes. These lubricants have been formulated for excellent powder, green, and sintered properties including compressibility to form green compacts, sintered part cleanliness, and reduced environmental impact. Under ISO/TS 16949 registration, he led the development of these materials from benchtop to full-scale batch manufacturing, developed rigorous quality specifications for the raw materials and finished goods, and provided marketing materials for successful product launches.

compaction curve


green compact


powder metallurgy


powder metallurgy material


powder property


powder metallurgy process

Expert has led development of a variety of noise control materials. These include coatings and sheets as vibration dampers, heavily loaded thermoplastic sheets as noise barriers, and cast polyurethane as floor mats. Different types of mixers and compounding equipment were used in their commercialization. He also has extensive knowledge of acoustical polyurethane foam used for sound absorption, used either alone or in conjunction with noise barriers. All products were thoroughly characterized by measurement of numerous physical and mechanical properties, chemical resistances, and flammability / smoke generation.

acoustic noise abatement


batch mixing


chemical compounding

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1983   Ph.D.   Chemistry   McGill University   Dean's Honour List
1978   B.Sc.   Chemistry   University of Victoria   First Class Honours

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2010 to







He is a consultant in chemical specialties and acoustic materials.

2006 to 2010


H.L. Blachford Ltd.




Manager / Assistant Manager


He was responsible for managing a team of 9 involved in the development of new powder metallurgy lubricants, anti-tack agents for rubber, metal stearate powders and dispersions, and acoustical materials.

1994 to 2005


H.L. Blachford Ltd.




Group Leader / Formulator


He led a research team in the development of lubricants for powder metallurgy and acoustic materials for noise reduction and vibration damping.

1991 to 1994


McGill University


Chemical Engineering


Research Associate / Lecturer


He led paper properties research in a key paper drying research group.

1986 to 1990




Research Centre


Project Scientist


He researched methods to lower costs for gypsum board manufacture. He also researched and optimized the wet end chemistry of newprint and was part of a team that developed a new security paper.

1984 to 1986


DuPont Canada


Research Centre


Research Scientist


He developed new value-added products based on polyethylene.

1983 to 1984


National Research Council of Canada


Division of Chemistry


Research Associate


He prepared, manipulated, and characterized reactive inorganic and organometallic compounds.

Career Accomplishments:


Publications and Patents Summary

He has 21 publications and 3 patents.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Advances in Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials / MPIF  
 - Tappi Papermakers Conference Preprints / TAPPI  
 - Advances in Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Material / MPIF  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in binder for powder metallurgy for consulting on Binder and binder mixing process.
  • Expert for consulting on Polyurethane Intumescent coating.
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Additional Skills and Services:

He presented "Lubricant Development in the P/M Industry" as an invited speaker at: 1. Advanced Mixing and Lubrication Technologies in P/M Seminar, Cleveland, OH, April 27-28, 2004. 2. P/M Lubrication Technology Seminar, Ypsilanti, MI, October 1-2, 2002. 3. P/M Lubrication Technology Seminar, Toronto, ON, November 9-10, 1999.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

A very important aspect of his role as R&D Manager was to ensure secure sourcing of raw materials for various specialty chemicals and acoustical materials. Second-sources were identified, sufficient material was brought in-house for initial assessment in the laboratory and ultimate evaluation at the full production scale.

Other Skills and Services

He has recently completed training at McGill University which resulted in the awarding of a Certificate in Project Management.


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