Polyurethane Expert in Formulations, Product Development, and Manufacturing of Adhesives, Coatings, Elastomers and Foams

Technical Consultant #1851


Expertise

  • Polyurethane formulations, polyurethane research and development, environmental-safety, MSDS, adhesives, coatings, elastomers, sealants, and thermoplastics.
  • Polyurethane products: Foams, ridged foams, structural composites, furniture, bedding, carpet underlayment, bonded foam, viscoelastic foam, footwear, adhesives, coatings, elastomers, sealants and TPU.
  • Reduced VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds) from carpet underlayment and bonding foam.
  • Energy absorbing polyurethane foams: Isocyanate reactive internal mold release compounds, bonded foam carpet pad adhesives.
  • Manufacture of raw materials for polyurethane foam, and manufacturing of isocyanate and polyol products.
  • Flammability of polyurethane foams in furniture.
  • Emissions from bonded foam carpet pad.
  • Design automotive seating, headrest and armrest.
  • Polyurethane bio renewable resources cost and scrap reductions.
  • Polyurethane equipment: Process efficiency improvements, system blending, pour and direct injection and tool design.
  • Polyurethane production: Feasibility studies, flexible foams, molded and slabstock.

Experience

Independent Consultant, Technical Consultant serving the Polyurethanes industry, 2003 - Present

Huntsman/ICI Polyurethanes, Auburn Hills MI, Furnishings Group and Latin American Operations.

  • Technical Manager

ICI Polyurethanes, Sterling Heights, MI

  • Technical Manager for the Furnishing Groups.
  • Technical Manager for the Adhesives Coatings Elastomers Group.
  • Technical Manager for the Automotive Group.
  • Group Manager, Iberia and Barcelona, Spain.
  • General Manager, Vizille, France.

Atlas Chemical SpA, Ternate, Italy,

  • Technical Manager

ICI Polyurethanes Manchester, U.K.

  • Experimental Officer
  • Technical Officer

Rubicon Inc., Naugatuck, CT

  • Technical Service Engineer

Loughborough University, U.K.

  • Research, Thesis "Stabilization of Polyurethane Elastomers."

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • Technology training
  • Polymer chemistry and physics
  • Chemical storage and handling
  • Work experience in over 50 countries
  • Extensive Latin American knowledge

Languages

  • Fluent English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Excellent German and Italian

Awards

  • Lifetime Achievement Award presented by The Polyurethane Foam Association at the Washington, D.C.

Publications and Patents

  • Author of over 18; books, articles, lectures and conferences regarding polyurethane.

Education

  • M.S. Macromolecular Chemistry, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, U.K.
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering of Polymers, John Dalton College, Manchester, U.K.
  • B.S. Chemistry, Hopwood Hall University, Rochdale, U.K.
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