Qualifications For 20 of Our Key Plastic And Polymer Experts
Our experts are world-renowned Scientists and authors, as evidenced collectively by 500 scientific papers, 100 US Patents, many books, and encyclopedia articles on plastics.
Our Lead Expert, Founder & CEO, Dr. Duane Priddy, is considered to be one of the most knowledgeable people in the world on plastic technologies. Dr. Priddy’s CV is available upon request.
Full Team of Experts
Expert 2 has made significant contributions to the development of polyethylene polymers and processing technology for the manufacture of consumer packaging resins. His expertise includes extrusion process design and control, and coextrusion technology.
Expert 3 is a Chemical Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in research and development of new plastics polylactic acid (PLA) and new grades of styrenic resins including ABS, HIPS, and styrene copolymers.
Expert 4 led the technical development of novel in-mold decoration technology utilizing luxury materials such as synthetic leather, suede, wood, and metal for the consumer electronics market to enable Licensees to manufacture and sell parts to OEM customers.
Expert 5 is a Mechanical Engineer with over 35 years of experience in polymer processing technology including injection molding and extrusion. He is an expert in trouble shooting and scientific molding.
Expert 6 is a Ph.D. Polymer Chemist with extensive experience in coatings and adhesives.
Expert 7 is a member of the Society of Plastic Engineers Hall of Fame for his pioneering development of blow molding technology.
Expert 8 has over 40 years of experience in plastic pipe extrusion and quality control.
Expert 9 is an expert in material selection, resin qualification, and polymer processing. He is widely recognized as an expert in multi-layer applications, such as automobile gas tanks, food containers, and storage carboys.
Expert 10 has over 30 years’ experience in plastic processing and has helped a multitude of clients world-wide to optimize and trouble-shoot their injection molding processes. He is globally recognized for his expertise in Injection molding process optimization, Mold design, Hot runner systems, Extrusion of plastics, Blow-molding, and Polymer processing Teaching/Education. He has spent considerable time in China with these activities.
Expert 11 is a renowned expert in plastic foam extrusion. Specific areas of expertise include new product development and applications, product and process support, low density polyethylene and polypropylene foams, and blowing agent selection for thermoplastic foams.
Expert 12 is one of the world’s foremost plastic pipe experts. He currently has a leadership role at ASTM. He has worked for both DuPont (PE pipe) and Elf Atochem (Nylon pipe) assisting them in their development of plastic piping products. He has served as an expert witness in about 40 litigations, mostly involving plastic piping failure.
Expert 13 served as the senior technical leader at a large polyurethane manufacturer troubleshooting customer and production problems and analyzing competitor products.
Expert 14 developed and commercialized thermoplastic polyolefin (polypropylene/α-olefin elastomer) blends with differentiated ductility and abrasion resistance for auto interiors. He has identified critical parameters such as viscosities, fillers, and processing conditions for new inline compounding of polyolefin systems, as well as improved long glass fiber reinforced PP matrices for better coupling and processing and stability. He has also developed a rheological phase relationship resulting in improved blow molding ABS/PC blends.
Expert 15 has world class expertise including adhesive material and process selection, testing, formulating, substrate preparation, and quality control with emphasis on the end-user application and performance requirements. Major projects consist of problem solving, cost reduction, formulation optimization, selection of joint design and production processes, and failure analysis. Applications include structural as well as non-structural joining of all materials. He is also an expert in joining polymeric materials by methods other than adhesives including mechanical fastening, self-fastening, heat and solvent welding.
Expert 16 is a Ph.D. Material Scientist with extensive experience in the causes of failure of plastic materials including environmental stress cracking (ESC), fatigue, creep rupture, tensile overload. He is an expert in stabilization and degradation of polymeric materials.
Expert 17 is a Plastic Part Design Engineer. He is Autodesk certified and is highly experienced in finite element analysis (FEA) and mold fill & pack analysis.
Expert 18 is an expert in polymer analysis including TGA, DSC, SEM, EDS, FTIR, GC-MS, HPLC, and GPC.
Expert 19 is an expert in non-destructive analysis of plastics including ultrasound inspection, borescopic inspection of plastic piping systems, and microscopic inspection.
Expert 20 is a statistician and is a six-sigma black belt. He develops statistical sampling and analysis plans for large buildings in order to collect data necessary to develop an accurate assessment of the situation and a cost effective remediation plan.
We also have many additional experts on our team who are not covered in this overview, please contact us about your specific needs and we can recommend an expert that uniquely fits your situation.