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Expert in Blown Film Coextrusion, Corona Treatment, Sheet Extrusion, Bag Making, Food Packaging, Distillation

Expert ID: 724607 Peru

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Expert graduated from Universidad of Trujillo – Peru in 1972. Just after that, he was hired by Nissan Motor Company to perform as a supervision engineer for the car painting section. Here, he developed technical skills related to formulation of paints and handling of solvents and resins.


In 1974, he received an offer from Petroperu, the national petroleum company, to work in the oil refinery. He was there for three year working as technical engineer in charge of primary distillation and catalytic cracking.


However, at early 1977, DuPont was looking for a young engineer to be in charge of their plastic division. Expert was a good option because of his solid bases in petrochemicals and also his fluency in English language. He was hired and immediately sent to Chesnut Run laboratories – Delaware, for training in plastic resins and films. Here, he worked for five years, not only handling plastic resins and films but also textile fibers. After taking the sales of these products to higher levels, he resigned and started his own company to perform as specialized agent for overseas companies.


He represented to:

Klockner group for the sale of blister PVC films and thermoforming machinery;
Louis Patz - Austria, manufacturer of alu foil lidding films for pharma and food applications;

Masterpak – Mexico in cellophane films;

Radici Films - Italy in BOPP films;

Caffaro Spa – Italy in nylon films;

Toray America in PET films.


In the machinery business, he worked with:

Brampton Engineering - Canada for the sales of blown film coextrusión systems. Here he developed experience in high barrier EVOH films;

Sherman Treaters for the sales of corona treaters;

GN Plastics – Canada for the sale of thermoforming machines. Here he developed experience in PS, PP, PET sheets;

Enercon Industries for the sale of induction sealing machines;

Flexotecnica – Italy, for the sale of flexographic printing machines;



He now is engaged in the consulting and education business. In fact, he teaches the 5 month course of Technology of Packaging and the 3 month course of Technology of Plastics in the Peruvian University Ricardo Palma.

Array

He prepared the first study on the packaging industry in Peru and recommended to establish an R & D Center for this discipline either public or private.He helped to start a flexible packaging business from scratch, preparing technical specification of each piece of equipment, including 5 layer coextrusion line, 8 color flexo printer, solventless laminator, bag making machines, slitter rewinders. He helped to find good sources of supply, assisted in the purchasing, recommended suitable plastics resins, inks and adhesives and later on trained the technical people.He developed an investment project for the installation of a plastic corrugated sheet extrusion plant for asparagus packaging. Is is now in equipment purchasing stage.He is developing an investment project for the installation of biodegradable packaging from sugar cane bagasse. It is now in the market study stage.He is developing an investment project for the installation of film coextrusion starting from recycled HDPE yogurt bottles. It is on market study stage

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1972 Degree: BS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Universidad Nacional de Trujillo - Peru

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1986 to 2007 Employer: Conversiones Industriales S.A. Title: Technical advisor Department: Converting Responsibilities: He is in charge of recommending converting processes for PVC/PVDC sheeting and aluminum foil for pharmaceutical blister packaging. Also in charge of assessing end users on thermoform fill and seal operations
Years: 1990 to 2007 Employer: Hector Touzet y Asociados SAC Title: Managing Director Department: General Management Responsibilities: He is in charge of directing the company, doing technical consulting, market studies, investment projects
Years: 1982 to 2007 Employer: Lotusa Representantes Title: Managing Director Department: General Management Responsibilities: He is charge of directing sales operations of represented companies producing plastic resins, films, sheets, converting machinery, packaging machinery.
Years: 1977 to 1982 Employer: E.I. Du Pont de Nemours Title: Sales Representative Department: Plastics Responsibilities: He was in charge of selling engineering resins, films and textile fibers
Years: 1974 to 1977 Employer: Petroleos del Peru Title: Process Engineer Department: Refinery Responsibilities: He was in charge of supporting refinery operations in distillation, catalytic cracking.
Years: 1972 to 1974 Employer: Nissan Motor del Peru Title: Process engineer Department: Car painting Responsibilities: He was in charge of establishing, controlling technical parameters of car painting in closed booth.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2007 to 2007 Agency: Ministry of Production Role: Consultant Description: He prepared an study on current state of packaging industry in Peru with special emphasis on agroindustrial products

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Instituto Peruano de Envase y Embalaje (Ipenbal)
Professional Appointments
Director of Ipenbal
Publications and Patents Summary
He has prepared more than 40 technical presentations for seminars and training

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Introduction To Plastics Technology,
Film And Plastic Sheet Extrusion And Coextrusion Systems,
Plastic Package Blow Molding Systems,
Plastic Package Inyection Molding Systems,
Plastic Package Thermoforming Systems,
Plastic Film Printing Systems,
Plastic Package Decorating Systems,
Surface Treating Systems.


Introduction To Packaging Technology,
Form-Fill-Seal Systems,
Thermoform-Fill-Seal Systems,
Palletization Systems,
Product Packaging Systems,
Weigh And Scale Systems,
Wrapping Overwrapping And Grouping Systems,
Package Capping Systems,
Package Sealing Systems,
Metal Detection Systems,
Active Packaging Systems,
Pharmaceutical Packaging Systems,
Flexible And Rigid Packaging Materials,
Pet Package Technology,
Packaging Material Sales.
Vendor Selection
He has a long experience representing foreign companies, so he is very knowledgeable in the import/export business.
Likewise, he helped local companies to establish local distribution of plastic resins, films and sheets, so he also knows how to handle reselling in the country.
Marketing Experience
In the converting industry, he is well known as a trainer, provider of consulting services. He also is, on a continuous basis, hired to prepare market studies and feasibility projects, so he is always aware of the industry trends here and abroad.
In the packaging business, he is also involved in the training business for the main packagers. Additionally he is one of the preferred speakers for the local packaging associations.
These jobs permit him to get in touch with the last developments in the plastic and packaging areas.
Other Relevant Experience
Business intelligence

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English I speak and write English since studying at the university in 1965
Portuguese Able to read technical magazines and talk to Brazilian people
Italian He understands and reads the Italian language but with limited speaking and writing.
Spanish Mother Tongue

Fields of Expertise

beverage packaging process, biodegradable plastic, biodegradable plastic film, blow molding, blowing agent, cellular plastic, ceramic package, ceramic packaging material, ceramic product decoration, closed cell cellular plastic, coated polymer film drying, coating material, extruded film, extruded plastic, extruded polyethylene film, extrusion, extrusion blow molding, extrusion die, extrusion equipment, extrusion material, extrusion screw design, acrylic paint, acrylic resin, epoxy paint, epoxy removal, epoxy resin, extruded polystyrene, film extrusion, flexible packaging material, flexible plastic foam, film, manufacturing, package, plastic film, plastic forming, plastic manufacturing, plastic material, plastic material property, plastic package, plastic stress analysis, plastic stress corrosion, plastic stress corrosion cracking, plastics industry, plastics inspection, thermoplastic elastomer, thermoplastic resin, thin film, thin-film electromigration, corona treatment, blown film coextrusion, composite material characterization, extrusion tooling, composite fiber, polymer sheet forming, polyethylene terephthalate film, epoxy flooring, plastic specification, epoxy resin diluent, plastic service-life prediction, epoxy foam, carbon-fiber composite, acrylic monomer, coated aluminum, thin-film sensor, flexible coating material, fiber extrusion, carbon fiber tubing, Teflon coating material, Teflon coating process, thermal impulse heat sealing, acrylic coating material, fastener coating material, epoxy mold tooling, thermoplastic web, epoxy resin thermal property, epoxy resin viscoelastic property, polymer sheet, composite recycled plastic, nylon film, polyester technology transfer, feed extrusion, thin-film processing, epoxy resin physical property, plastic component failure, plastic component design, plastic bearing, filling machine, close-tolerance profile extrusion, chlorotrifluoroethylene, plastic failure, extrusion-die spinneret, packaging material, carbon black, spunbonding, polymer extrusion, polyethylene terephthalate, olefin fiber, olefin, composite material, compatibilizing agent, coated pipe, carbon fiber reinforced plastic, acrylic polymerization

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