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Polymer Twin-Screw Extrusion and Compounding Consultant

Technical Consultant #2321


Expertise

  • Twin-screw extrusion technology in plastics, food, and chemical industries.
  • Scale-up of hot-melt extrusion processes.
  • Process simulation utilizing simulation software, and on site consulting.
  • Scale-up and transfer behavior.
  • Twin screw extruders-continuous mixing.
  • Co-rotating intermeshing twin-screw extruders.
  • Multiscrew design.
  • Reactive processing twin-screw extruders.
  • Internal mixers (single and twin screws).
  • Quality control - improved compounding.
  • Pharmaceutical melt extrusions.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Director of Process Technology, 2014 - Present

  • Providing technical expertise in twin-screw extrusion technology for the plastics, food and pharmaceutical industries to global customers: technical presentations, training, applications development, and commissioning of new equipment.
  • Technology support for sister company in China.

Extrusioneering International, Inc., Randolph, NJ, President, 1994 - 2014

  • On-site consulting, training and simulation software for twin-screw extrusion technology.
  • Recognized as industry expert with over 25 years practical experience.
  • Authored papers, articles, presentations at U.S. and International venues.

Warner-Lambert Company, Morris Plains, NJ, 1990 - 1994

Director of Manufacturing Technology

  • Provided process engineering support to state-of-the-art 100 million PPY extrusion facility for biodegradable resin manufacturer.
  • Optimized extrusion technology, implemented continuous improvement programs, trained manufacturing organization.
  • Developed extrusion process and scale-up strategy to support new product research and development.
  • Started-up and managed first production facility for product introduction, developed Compounding Technology Organization.

Novon Products, Morris Plains, NJ, Director of Compounding Technology, 1990 - 1994

  • Managed compounding technology organization for development and production of starch-based biodegradable plastics.
  • Technical support to manufacturing plant.

Werner & Pfleiderer Corporation, Ramsey, NJ, 1982 - 1990

Manager of Applications Development

  • Identified new marketing opportunities for twin-screw extrusion equipment in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
  • Evaluated technical feasibility planned and managed internal research programs.

Honors & Publications


Publications and Patents

Author and Co-Author of numerous publications (in peer reviewed journals and educational text) in the following areas:

  • Technological Considerations Related To Scale-Up of Hot-Melt Extrusion Processes
  • Process Definition and Troubleshooting
  • Installation, Commissioning and Qualification of Extruders
  • Intermeshing Corotating Twin-Screw Extruders
  • Twin-Screw Extruders Feed Variance Limitations (Co-rotating)
  • Screw Design, Multiscrew
  • Twin-Screw Extruders Reactive Processing and Applications
  • Internal Mixers, Single and Twin-Screw Extruders
  • On-Line Quality Control for Improved Compounding
  • Accuracy Criteria in Reactive Compounding
  • Two patents, biodegradable compositions

Education

  • M.S. Applied Science, New York University, New York, NY
  • B.S. Meteorology and Oceanography, (SUNY) Maritime College, New York, NY
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