Consultant for Value Added Plastics Products: Films, Sheets, Monofilaments and Plastic Films For Photovoltaic Cells

Technical Consultant #1383


Expertise

  • Value added plastics products including films, sheets and monofilaments.
  • Plastic films used in solar cells, photovoltaic arrarys.
  • Photovoltaic modules, commercial aircraft interiors and replication films.
  • Technical service for plastic films and acrylic cast sheets.
  • Marketing strategy development implementation.
  • Plastic business creation and marketing, with both direct and distributor sales.

Experience

Tomark Industries, 15 Years

  • Manufacturer's representative, product designer and consultant, all related to films and film laminates.
  • Introduced PVDF/acrylic cast films for commercial aircraft interiors.
  • Introduced PVDF/acrylic films to protect dyed and metalized window films.
  • Invented photovoltaic backsheets with improved dielectrics and reflectivity.
  • Invented technique of thermoforming high temperature plastic sheets which have already been decorated with lower temperature finishes.
  • Consulted for over 20 companies, ranging from the Physics Department of Princeton
  • University to a seven year retainer by Atofina Chemicals (now Arkema).
  • Participated as a member of the Thin Film Reliability Team at NREL for thin film photovoltaic modules.

DuPont Company, 31 Years

  • Involved with value added plastics products, including films, sheets and monofilament fibers.
  • Developed multi component adhesives for "Tedlar" PVF film, which were used commercially for over 12 years.
  • Led effort to commercialize "Tynex" A abrasive filaments for circuit board cleaning and other markets.
  • Converted "Tynex" nylon filament business from 610 nylon to 612 nylon without chaos.
  • Revived industrial monofilament business for textile applications and paper machinery clothing.
  • Introduced "Orel" tapered polyester filament for paintbrushes.
  • Developed pricing and strategy for introduction of "Hytrel" thermoplastic elastomer window regulator tape for General Motors.
  • Created a business for a smoke hood made from high temperature "Kapton" polyimide films.
  • Led development of "Tedlar" SP cast film.
  • Led business activities and marketing strategy for "Tedlar" film for aircraft interiors.
  • Derived marketing and pricing strategy for "Tedlar" PVF film business when capacity restraints were invoked.

Honors & Publications

Patents

  • Six US Patents

Publications

  • Many publications and professional papers

Education

  • B.S. Plastics Engineering, Lowell Technological Institute (now U Mass, Lowell)
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