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Expert in Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tapes, Release Coating, Laminations (Total Business)

Expert ID: 731577 New Jersey, USA

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While being a Technical Marketing Manager at Borden, Mystik tape division, and Scapa tape he visited many end use customers to discuss their applications and gained vast knowledge of applications of all different tapes. Having more than 45 years experience in product development, he developed many adhesive formulations for the new adhesive tape products, which resulted into more than 10 percent of total sales on average. He was in direct contact with the suppliers of the raw materials to have first hand info about the new materials. He procured many new raw materials globally during his work at Scapa and Mystik Tape. Because of his contact with the raw material suppliers he was able to get these materials in a very short period of time. Among many PSA tapes, he developed many different types of transfer tapes as well as Electrical insulation tapes, tapes for aircraft, aerospace and automotive industries, using rubber,acrylics and Silicon PSA, both water base as well as the solvent base adhesives. He was most experienced to have inline process of saturating, release coating and adhesive coating to develop masking tapes while working at Borden Chemical, Mystik tape division. He had written a patent application which was approved, but the employer Borden decided to keep it as a trade secret. While working at Decora, at Scapa and as an independent consultant, he developed label stocks using inline release coating and applying pressure sensitive adhesives to develop many label stock products. He developed medical tapes such as medical diagnostic tapes, silicone gel tapes for scar removal,while working at Scapa. He developed protective masking tape while working at Main Tape and as a consultant for Metaflex in Argentina. Overall he developed many PSA tapes in all areas including using PE, PP and polyester film tapes, paper tapes, cloth tapes, foil tapes and multi laminated tapes. For the last four years he has been a full time independent consultant and an additional ten years as a part time consultant. He helped many clients develop many different tape products. He has thorough knowledge of many different films like PE,PP,PET, Polyimide etc. that are most commonly used to make PSA tapes. He developed many primers which were used to anchor to different films and with types of elastomeric and polymeric pressure sensitive adhesives. He selected many different types of silicone adhesives, acrylic adhesives that were ready to be used with or without other additives. Because he was a hands on manager, he was instrumental in writing many test procedures to qualify adhesives, primers and the finished tapes.




He consulted with a company in Montreal called Jacobs and Thompson to develop solvent base release coats and later helped to commercializeHe consulted with Decora division of United Merchant and Manufacturing to improve their decorative surface protection tapes under the trade name ContactHe consulted with Norwood Industries in Frazer, PA to develop High temperature Silicone tapesHe consulted with American Adhesives and Coatings in Newark, NJ to develop new rubber base adhesives and water base release coatsHe consulted with AFC in Lake in the Hills, Illinois to develop new foil base tape for ship engine applications

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1977 Degree: MBA Subject: marketing, finance and cost accounting Institution: Roosevelt University, Chicago
Year: 1966 Degree: MA Subject: Physical Organic Chemistry Institution: University Of California
Year: 1963 Degree: MSc Subject: Organic Chemistry major and Chemical Engineering minor Institution: University of Baroda, , India

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Self employed Responsibilities: He has worked with many clients globally in US, Canada, China Argentina and India and helped them developing different pressure sensitive adhesive tapes, pressure sensitive adhesive coated products like label stocks,release coated films and papers and laminated products
Years: 1993 to 2010 Employer: Scapa Tapes Title: Undisclosed Department: R&D, Technical Service Responsibilities: He managed R&D and Technical Service department, assisted QA and QC to resolve complaints, assisted process development to improve production and assisted purchasing to procure raw materials and negotiating price
Years: 1991 to 1993 Employer: Main Tape Corporation Title: Undisclosed Department: R&D Responsibilities: He developed new paper tapes called application tapes for sign industries, developed new grades of PE and PP films for new protective tapes
Years: 1983 to 1993 Employer: Independent Consultant Title: President Department: Self employed full time and part time Responsibilities: he has worked with many clients globally, primarily in US, Canada, India and China, Argentina, full time for two years and part time for 8 years
Years: 1985 to 1990 Employer: Decora, Adtek tape division Title: Undisclosed Department: Sales and Marketing, R&D and Technical Marketing Responsibilities: He developed many tapes using silicone adhesives for industrial customers
Assisted designing new coating line, procured slitters and adhesive mixing equipment
Developed $ 2.5 million Sales in three years after production equipment s were installed with 30 percent gross margin
Years: 1967 to 1983 Employer: Borden Chemical, Mystik Tape division Title: Undisclosed Department: R&D and Technical Marketing Responsibilities: He has developed many tapes for consumers as well as for industrial applications . developed with trade secrets paper masking tapes using inline saturation, release coating and adhesive coating. He was the first in the industry to develop BOPP packaging tapes using water base adhesive and developed many tapes for aircraft, automotive electrical and electronic industries
Years: 1966 to 1968 Employer: Kendall Company Title: Undisclosed Department: R&D Responsibilities: developed PVC film to improve curad medical bandages, worked with water base primers for bandages
Years: 1966 to 1967 Employer: Morton Chemical Title: Sr Chemist Department: R&D Responsibilities: Learned to make contact cements for structural adhesives

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2011 to 2012 Country / Region: India Summary: He consulted with Pidilite PVt Ltd in Mumbai, India to improve PVC tapes
Years: 1984 to 1988 Country / Region: Canada Summary: He consulted with Green Belting Company in Missisagua,Ontario in Canada to develop new Plasma Spray tapes for Aircraft industries
Years: 1983 to 1991 Country / Region: Republic of China Summary: He consulted with Four Pillar in Taiwan to develop new release coats, label stocks, many high temperature tapes and release coated films and release coated papers
Years: 1988 to 1990 Country / Region: Argentina Summary: He helped this company to develop water base protective films and paper tapes

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He has been an active member of the PSTC group
Professional Appointments
He has been the President of Expert & Associates, an Independent Consulting Company
Awards / Recognition
He received the Best Achievement award for excellence in new product development from Scapa. He received Site Excellent award,and Life savers award from Scapa. He received the Sales service award from Borden/Mystik Tape
Publications and Patents Summary
He got two patents: high temperature non silicone release coats HVOF new Plasma Spray tapes for aircraft industries

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has been doing consulting globally full time for almost four years and part time for ten years
His expertise is in product and process development of all different types of pressure sensitive and some heat activated tapes,silicone and non silicone release coat formulations and manufacturing process to make release coated films and papers, laminations
He has many contacts with the suppliers and potential customers
Training / Seminars
He has given many talks internally as a trainer at Scapa, Mystik tape and at Adtek tape division of Decora. He presented paper on factors affecting pressure sensitive adhesives before International Symposium in Newark, NJ, presented paper in Dallas Texas on new Polyimide film for tapes used for solder masking in PC board
Vendor Selection
He has many contact globally to procure any raw materials required to make pressure sensitive adhesive tapes, release coated films and release coated papers, label stocks
Marketing Experience
He kept in touch with raw material suppliers and the end users to keep track of on going changes taken place in the tape and the label stock industries
Other Relevant Experience
Over 45 years of experience and education in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Business degree in Marketing and Cost Accounting and Finance he helped many clients globally to increase their business in a very short time

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Hindi, Gujarati Besides English, He can communicate in speaking, writing and reading two Languages used in India

Fields of Expertise

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