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Expert in Paint Adhesion; Pretreatment Conversion Coating; Troubleshooting

Expert ID: 723266 Ohio, USA

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Expert has academic degrees on both steel and polymeric coating and 20- year experience in metal finishing industrial in US; so, he knows pros-and-cons of painting systems, such as surface profile, surface preparation, mechanical finishing, chemical finishing, all type coatings including powder coating and e-coating. Working on troubleshooting and process design is his routine job; so, he knows not only ins-and-outs, but also pros-and-cons with hands-on experience.

Surface preparation and enhancing paint adhesion is his really expertise related to his R&D work, field services, and formulations for more than 15 years. He knows conversion coatings (iron, zinc, and zirconium), silane, coating and testing. He can provide academic and practical service for you on Surface activation problem, Milked new both, Black bath, Too much sludge, Low coating weight, Improper crystal size, Optimizing size of crystal, adhesion failure, Low salt spray test hours, Coating defects, Titration methods and Final rinse problem.

No gimmicks; just the best service for your business.

• small US business consulting
• China business consulting
• Establishment of a small business in China

Field services on zinc phosphate coating operations:
• Flush rusted parts
• Light coating weight
• Black bath
• Paint adhesion fails
• High sludge
• Hard core sludge
• Aluminum zinc phosphating
• Titriation test method development
• Paint failure analysis

Other consulting related to metal finishing:
• Bobble on e-coating parts
• Non-iron phosphate furniture
• Pitting corrosion on washer well
• Heat scale removal
• Welding wire matching with metal
• Welding failure analysis
• Stainless steel rouging
China business
• Metal finishing business
• Market
• Fabricating Plants
• Fine chemical plants
• US chemical company

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Indianapolis, Indiana - Muncie, Indiana - Anderson, Indiana - Columbus, Ohio - Cincinnati, Ohio - Dayton, Ohio - Springfield, Ohio - Hamilton, Ohio - Lexington, Kentucky - Louisville, Kentucky

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1997 Degree: Ph.D. Candidate (polymeric coating, corrosion, silane and adhesion) Subject: Corrosion, coating, adhesion, surface, silane chemistry Institution: University of Cincinnati
Year: 1987 Degree: MS Subject: Thermodynamics of Metallurgical Solutions Institution: Northeastern University, China
Year: 1982 Degree: BS Subject: Steel Making & Rolling Institution: Northeastern University, China
Year: 1994 Degree: Associate Degree Subject: Accounting Institution: Melbourne International School, Australia

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1997 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Sr. Scientist Department: R&D, Metal Finishing Responsibilities: He is senior R&D staff of product formulating, performance enhancing, and operational troubleshooting on surface preparation, iron/zinc phosphating, non-chrome seal chemicals including silanes, coating adhesion, corrosion, and failure analysis, extensively customer field consulting and services. He is also a expert on expanding business in China.
Years: 1986 to 1990 Employer: undisclosed, China Title: Sr. Engineer Department: Responsibilities: He worked in a state-level department on establishing key joint-venture steel mill in China. He was in charge of metallurgical new-tech equipment evaluation and worked with and visited suppliers including ABB, Danieli, SMS, and Demag in Europe.
Years: 1982 to 1985 Employer: undisclosed, China Title: steelmaking engineer Department: Responsibilities: He worked for a heavy steel slab mfg in China and was in charge of operational regulations and internal specification for EAF, refining furnaces and slab caster.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1982 to 2008 Country / Region: China Summary: worked and visited various metal-finishing operations in China from 1998 to 2008;worked in China from 1982 to 1990
Years: 1990 to 1994 Country / Region: Australia Summary: lived in Melbourne
Years: 1988 to 1988 Country / Region: Europe Summary: visited suppliers

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
ASM International
Publications and Patents Summary
Two patents on silane coupling agents;
one patent on tri-metal zinc phosphate;
numerous technical publications

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Extensive knowledge on all aspects of metal finishing; Unique academic background for metal finishing engineering including academic skills on metal, polymeric coating, and adhesive (silane); 15+ years experience in American metal finishing industries to serve various industries, from zipper slider to railroad overhaul machinery. A lot field service experience including oversea customer service. Familiar with all type of American mfg; 6+ years experience in Chinese metal making industries.
Training / Seminars
Iron/zinc phosphate coating: chemistry, bath charge-up, bath maintenance, titration tests, coating, troubleshooting, bath surveying, etc. Chemistry and mechanism enhancing metal-coating adhesion by silanes. Failure analysis of metal-coating system. Corrosion characteristics of metal and industry washers
Marketing Experience
Metal and plastic surface preparation, pretreatment (iron, zinc, zirconium, etc), performance evaluation, testing, and failure analyses on auto parts, agriculture and farming part, mining equipment, military equipment, etc.
Other Relevant Experience
China business, Chemical blending: If you have business in China and still want to use US product, he can help you to blend your product there to save your money Chemical distributing in China, Chemical material purchasing in China and Business partnership

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