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Expert in Dispersants for Coatings; Woodworking Adhesives (EPI,PVAc D3/D4 type); Acrylics, Polymerization

Expert ID: 727471 Singapore

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Expert has over 25+ years industrial experience working with
- Hyperdispersants, PU Dispersants, Acrylic Dispersants for inks & Coatings
- Wood working adhesives (EPI, PVAc D3 / D4 type)
- Solvent based Acrylics (TPA, TSA, Acrylic Polyols)
- Solid Acrylics, toner resins
- emulsion polymers and emulsion polymerization including Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate, VAM homo & copolymers, acrylics, styrene-acrylics, SB latex
- Polyacrylates dispersants
- Rheology Modifiers ASE, HASE PU Thickeners, Textile printing thickener based on inverse emulsion polymer

He possesses extensive knowledge in the polymerization of vinyl unsaturation by emulsion, solution and suspension, process Improvements,scale up
from lab and scale to pilot to production; Curing and cross linking with several different chemistries of polymers with various functionalities such as
terminal vinyl unsaturation, epoxy, hydroxy, isocyanate and more.

He is equally adept in Manufacturing Process Engineering, Including mixer design and selection.


Development of solvent acrylics for ceramic industry

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1984 Degree: Ph.D(Polymer Technology) Subject: Polymers, coatings Institution: UDCT, Mumbai
Year: 1981 Degree: M.Sc.(Tech) Subject: Polymer Technology Institution: UDCT, Mumbai
Year: 1978 Degree: B.Sc(Tech) Subject: Paints Technology Institution: UDCT, Mumbai
Year: 1975 Degree: B.Sc. Subject: Chemistry Institution: Mumbai University
Year: 1971 Degree: S.S.C Subject: Maths Science Institution: Maharashtra Board

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2011 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director, Innovation Center Department: Responsibilities: He was heading a team of 18 scientists including 6 Ph. Ds.

He developed several novel additives including dispersants for s-b inks & coatings.
Years: 2007 to 2009 Employer: Akzo Nobel Title: Project Manager Department: Responsibilities: Development projects in wood working adhesives
Years: 2006 to 2007 Employer: Dynea Title: Technical Manager Department: Responsibilities: Development projects in wood working adhesives
Years: 2004 to 2006 Employer: NIPSEA Title: Technical Manager Department: Responsibilities: Development projects in latex and resins for coatings
Years: 1986 to 2004 Employer: Pidilite Title: General Manage Technical Department: Responsibilities: Development projects in adhesives, latex, resins, polymerization processes,

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2004 to 2013 Country / Region: Singapore Summary: Development of latex, resins for coatings; Development of EPI, PVAc adhesives; PVAc polymerization
Additives, Dispersants for s-b industrial coatings

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Fellow, Technology Surface Coatings; Oil & Color Chemist Association, England
Professional Appointments
External Examiner, Ph.D.(Tech) & M.Tech Thesis, Mumbai University; Visiting Fellow Professor, Dept. Chem. Technology, Mumbai University; Former Member of Advisory Board of Emulsion Polymer Group, Eindhoven University, Holland; Former Member of Advisory Board of Emulsion Polymer Group, Lehigh University, USA
Publications and Patents Summary
He has written, published, and presented 5 papers on topics such as Coating Latex Binders, Designing High Solids Coatings and Thermosetting Acrylics.

5 Patents under application

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
He has developed training courses covering the topics of Emulsion Polymers and polymerization, Wood adhesion and wood adhesives, Contact Adhesives, Chemistry and Technology of EPI and PVAc adhesives, Mixing Technology; Pigment Dispersions & Dispersant Technology
Vendor Selection
He maintains contact with a vast number of suppliers for resins and adhesives
Marketing Experience
Industrial Coatings & Adhesives
Other Relevant Experience
Project Management
Line Management

An abstract thinker with analytical mind.

Quest for fundamental understanding and root cause analysis

Train, coach, mentor, share knowledge and provide colleagues analysis and interpretation of results

Maintains focus to meet strategic targets

Networking and correspond with related people within and outside on technical matters

Provide process engineering solutions to all regional manufacturing sites.

Support field trials for new market segments, new application areas.

Ability to work intimately with individuals, teams across different natures, cultures

Self inspired; fearless

committed to developing new, innovative technologies in the lab, and then facilitating the transfer of these technologies to the real world

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
english,
hindi

Fields of Expertise

acrylic coating material, acrylic lacquer, acrylic polymerization, acrylic resin, addition polymerization, anionic surfactant, bead polymerization, continuous polymerization, dispersion polymerization, emulsion polymer, emulsion polymerization, free radical polymerization, latex, latex emulsion, latex stability, methyl methacrylate, monomer, pearl polymerization, polyacrylate, polymerization, polymerization reactor, polymethacrylate, polymethyl methacrylate, solution polymerization, solution polymerization reactor, solvent soluble acrylic resin, suspension polymerization, vinyl acetate, vinyl acetate based polymer, vinyl polymerization, polyvinyl acetate, wood adhesive, wood gluing, acrylic paint, fine particle dispersing, organic coating material, polymer chemistry, polymerization reactor control, residual monomer, adhesion technology, two-part adhesive, adhesive manufacturing, polymerization inhibitor, anionic surfactant, reactive monomer, flooring adhesive, latex emulsion, aqueous adhesive, film formation mechanism, polyarylate, emulsion stabilization, chain transfer agent, acrylic monomer, 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate, acrylate coating material, glacial acrylic acid, continuous polymerization, dispersion polymerization, solvent adhesive, bond strength, free radical, urethane adhesive, adhesive curing, colloidal suspension, autoclave reactor, acrylic adhesive material, divinylbenzene, starch-based adhesive material, synthetic latex, styrene latex, wood adhesive resin, neoprene adhesive, acrylic coating material, polyurethane adhesive, low volatile organic compound coating material, emulsion coating material, latex stability, emulsion polymer, thermal polymerization, ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer technology transfer, acrylic lacquer, vinyl ester resin, emulsion stability, wood adhesion, acetate ethylene copolymer, peroxide, pressure-sensitive adhesive, high-solids organic coating material, emulsion (mixture), low-temperature adhesive, adhesive material, acrylic compound, latex, dispersion, coating material, vinyl acetate, styrene, acrylamide, methyl methacrylate, vinyl chloride, acrylic resin, free radical catalyst, monomer, thermoplastic resin, resin, thermosetting adhesive, thermoplastic adhesive, styrene polymerization, polymerization kinetics, polymerization, methacrylate, lacquer, glue, free radical polymerization, ethylene-vinyl acetate, ethylene, copolymerization, copolymer formulation, continuous reactor, contact adhesive, colloid, bulk polymerization, bead polymerization, manufacturing adhesive, adhesive testing, addition polymerization, acrylic acid, acrylate, acrylamide polymerization

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