Paper/Packaging Specialist Developing New Product Design, Custom Coating, and Adhesives

Technical Consultant #2027


Expertise

  • Development of equipment, processes and products for packaging, converting, coating, equipment, paper industry, polymers, and adhesives.
  • Product development, innovative new consumer product designs.
  • New materials development including composite and biodegradable materials.
  • Packaging development, food service packaging, corrugated packaging, paper industry and paper machinery.
  • Barrier packaging, barrier materials: Oxygen, water, oil/grease and WVTR, (Water Vapor Transmission Rate).
  • Coating formulation development and surface chemistry.
  • Structural adhesives.
  • Rheology, fluid dynamics.
  • Intellectual property, ideation, invention, and innovation.
  • Antistatic materials.
  • Insulation, novel insulating materials and products.
  • Drying process and heat transfer.
  • Papermaking process, paper physics, (printing) and corrugated board.
  • Non-standard materials testing, new testing method development.
  • Wear resistance materials and tribology.
  • Converting machinery
  • Statistical experimental design, advanced statistical analyses and six sigma.
  • Anti-counterfeiting.
  • Printing properties evaluation.
  • Electro-spinning.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Principal Scientist, 1996 - 2014

  • Responsible for new product development, development of packaging materials and packaging, specialty materials, coating formulations and rheology studies.
  • Provided DOE with product performance optimizations, tribology studies, wear resistance and drying process improvements.

International Paper Company, Tuxedo, NY, Senior Scientist, 1990 - 1996

  • Responsible for new product development, development of packaging materials and packaging, specialty materials, coating formulations, rheology studies, DOE, product performance optimization material testing development.

Bummash Corporation, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1989

  • Product Line Manager for this paper machinery technology company working with corrugators, coaters, drying sections and calendars.

Accomplishments

  • Developed novel structural adhesive registered under a trademark.
  • Developed barrier materials and packaging for preserving quality and increasing shelf life of food and other products.
  • Developed testing and operating procedures for composite polymer-paper materials to improve performance on converting machinery (coated board packages for Tropicana).
  • Developed water resistant packages and materials for can carriers (Anheuser Busch, Coca-Cola).
  • Developed many coating formulations (formulation optimization, rheological properties control).
  • Pigmented text and cover grades Realm%uFFFF and Smooth Realm%uFFFF (Size press technology development); commercialized.
  • Developed a package for McDonald's with specific insulation properties.
  • Water-resistant materials for can carriers (Anheuser Busch, Coca-Cola, Coors), grease resistant board; commercialized.
  • Specialty materials based on new concepts (conductive, wear resistant, decorative, anti-static, anti-counterfeiting).
  • Implemented through drying technology for filtration materials.
  • Improvements of extruder operations (polyethylene coating for liquid packaging board).
  • Developed testing procedures for printing evaluation and selection of appropriate method of printing (offset, ink jet, flexo).
  • Implemented product with improved formation of fiber web. Developed devices and processes for formation improvement.
  • Developed new product concept: high-end pigmented ink jet paper compatible to coated paper (presented on TAPPI conference), commercialized.
  • New coating method for paper and board based on nano-technology and electro-spinning.
  • Rewetting/conditioning technology and dimensional stability improvement.
  • New calendaring technology (improved strength and printing properties), commercialized.
  • Implemented numerous types of patented equipment: Press drying system, control deflection rolls, calendars, guiding rolls, steam bars, web handling and air.

Honors & Publications

Languages

  • Fluent Russian
  • German - Conversation

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • TAPPI
  • Institute of Paper Science and Technology - IPST, (Advisory Committee)
  • Coating Advisory Subcommittee at IPST
  • Minor in Chemical Engineering

Publications and Patents

  • Over 30 publications in Russian journals.
  • About 100 patents, Russian and USA

Education

  • Ph.D. Chemical Technology, (Paper Machinery), Saint. Petersburg State Technological University, (Department of Plant Polymers), St. Petersburg, Russia
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Saint Petersburg State Technological University, (Department of Plant Polymers), St. Petersburg, Russia
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