Polymer Consultant: Vinyl Compounds for Pencil, Eraser and Tubing Products.

Technical Consultant #1007


Expertise

  • Vinyl compound design of erasers and plastic lead for pencil, including designing and installing extruder line for eraser toppers and plug erasers.
  • Product development for deck coating, cement resurfacing and fire retardant coatings for orientated strand board (OSB).
  • Worked on highly durable exterior moisture cure products to replace epoxy in stone aggregates floors, plastic primers for polyethylene and permanent anti-graffiti coatings.
  • Designed a new type of extruder mixing head and exit dye so that multiple strands could extrude at simultaneous speeds.

Experience

Independent Consultant, 2001 - Present

Moon Products Inc., Project Manager, 1996 - 2000

  • Developed and built a polymeric core plant to produce plastic lead for pencils and installed a dry vinyl process to make vinyl erasers and a thermoplastic eraser compound to replace natural rubber latex.

Sanford-Newell Inc., Project Manager, 1986 - 1995

  • Developed co-extrusion lines for pencils and tubing and the polymeric systems to be used on these machines.

The Tape Coat Company, Project Manager, 1977 - 1986

  • Designed a hydrostatic bearing system for calenders for precision casting.
  • Developed hot melt pipe wraps, rubberized asphalt and coal tar products for pipelines; primers for high cathodic protection.
  • Developed mastics emulsions from asphalt and coal tar as the base for many coating products.

Dr. Scroll, Head of R/D, 1975 - 1977

  • Developed two products; fire retardant for Chrysler and Ford and silicone release coat for polyethylene.

The Kendall Company, Product Development Specialist, 1971 - 1975

  • Ran emulsion polymerization reactors in lab and production.
  • Developed pipeline primer and tape for world pipeline in Alaska, Iran and Russia.

U.S. Army Chemical Corps, Army Reserves for 6 years, Captain


Honors & Publications

Patents

  • 1989 Patent: Stress Releasing Acrylic Roof System
  • 1994 Patent: Recycled Rubber Conversion System for Rubber Tires

Education

  • B. S., Chemistry University of Kentucky
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