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Specialized Chemical Engineering: Resins, Emulsions, Paints, Adhesive, Renewables

Technical Consultant #2012


Expertise

  • Polymer development from resin to end application in paints, coatings adhesives and market.
  • Phenolic resins: Water base, solvent base and natural phenol base.
  • Acrylic resins: Emulsions, Cumulative Energy Demand, (CED) solvent base.
  • Polyester; Solvent base, unsaturated polyesters.
  • Epoxies: CED epoxies, epoxy phenolics and poxy dispersions
  • Alkyds; Water base alkyds and modified alkyds
  • Polyurethanes: Sealants and polyurethane dispersions.
  • Architectural paints: Water base paints and solvent base paints.
  • Contributed to over 200 recipes of alkyd, phenolic, acrylic, polyester for paint and adhesive applications and developed 20 acrylic emulsion recipes, 10 solvent based formulations for construction and decorative applications.
  • Working in cost effective replacement petroleum feed stock with natural renewable chemicals; cardanol and curcumen in phenolic resin, epoxydised soya oil as reactive diluents in acrylic resin formulations.
  • Silicon resin modifications and antifouling paint formulation.
  • Chemical characterizations: GC, HPC, IR, UV-VIS, MASS.
  • Special interest in pollution free chemical synthesis: Renewable petrochemical resources - vegetable oil based adhesives, vegetable oil extraction methods and adhesive traps for insect and mosquitoes.

Expert Witness Experience

  • Legal support for the insurance industry providing coverage for resin manufactures.
  • Provided expert witness for the financial industry supporting resin manufacturing.

Experience

Independent Technical Consultant, 2011 - Present

  • Formulation of phenolic, alkyd, acrylic resin and emulsions formulations, production trials, plant investigations for improper installations of emulsions and resins.
  • Resin industry set up, resin formulations and resin technology transfer.
  • Paint industry set up: Paint formulations and product development.
  • Adhesive formulation: Adhesive industry set up.
  • Clients providing international resin consulting:
  • Valspar Coating Corporation, India
  • Oriental Coatings, Thailand
  • Meknim Resin, LLP, Mumbai
  • Build Core Chemicals, Mumbai
  • Oneyex Crown Oil, Nigeria
  • NTL Chemicals, Greece
  • Wingroth Chemicals, Mumbai

Undisclosed Phytochemicals and Consulting Group, Executive Director, 2012 - Present

  • Administrating and executing consulting assignments in coating resins, paints and adhesives.
  • Managing research and manufacturing of photochemicals and phytochemical base resins.
  • Providing expert witness for industrial loans and insurance related to the polymer and resins manufacturing.

Kansai-Nerolac Paints Ltd., India, Senior Executive Research and Development, 2007 - 2012

  • Formulating and developing resins for paints, coatings, adhesives and construction chemicals.
  • Conducting research on new requirement of resins by costumers and implementations in production.
  • Testing and evaluating resins for paint, coating, inks and adhesives.
  • Facilitating customer visit for analyzing technical problems.
  • Processing resin lab batches for evaluating raw material and research.
  • Developed high solid alkyds for packaging and automotive paints.
  • Developed water based alkyd for decorative paints.
  • Phenolic resin adhesive developed for foundry applications
  • Alkyd resin modified with penolics, acrylic, silicone, epoxy resins for HPC paints.
  • Acrylic emulsions developed for decorative paints.
  • Deodorization and decolonization of the CNSL achieved.

Gargi - Huttenes Albertus Ltd., India, Executive Research and Development, 2005 - 2007

  • Formulating and developing resins for foundry applications.
  • Executing research trials and manufacturing trials.
  • Executing online quality control of the resin manufacturing.
  • Conducting costumer visits to understand technical issues and solving by research and development.
  • Heat curing phenolic adhesives.
  • Biodiesel from soya, cardanol, castor oil, (potential solvent in adhesive and coating formulations).
  • Phenolic resins based on turmeric waste and CNSL.

Abhijit Plastic Industries, India, Executive Research and Development, 2000 - 2005

  • Quality assurance and quality control of the plastic chemicals, textile chemicals, species and food.
  • Rotational Molding, (RM) for polyethylene polystyrene processing, quality analysis of master batches and plastic additives, quality analysis of raw food like starch, turmeric, natural colors.

Honors & Publications


Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • National Young Scientist Award - Rubber Technical Center IIT Kgp
  • GATE chemistry
  • Junior Research Fellowship - Textiles Committee of India
  • Thesis: Synthesis and characterizations of conducting polymers for super capacitor and energy storage devices.

Patents

  • Three patents in process.

Education

  • M.Tech. Polymer Technology, IIT Kharagpur, India
  • M.Sc. Chemistry, Amaravati University, Mharastra, India
  • B.Sc. Chemistry, Amaravati University, Mharastra, India
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