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Expert in Printing Inks, Printing Technology, Coatings, Adhesive Chemistry and Adhesive Applications, Radiation curing - UV, Electron Beam, LED

Expert ID: 735373 New Jersey, USA

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MS in Printing Technology from Printing University, Moscow (with honor). 39 years of involvement in practically every existing printing process - Lithography, Flexography, Screen, Gravure and digital (non-impact). An author of multiple patents, claiming novel and improved printing processes.

PhD from Central Graphic Ink Institute in Chemistry of Printing Inks (Lithography). An author of multiple patents, describing novel printing ink chemistries - Offset, Flexo, Gravure and Ink-Jet.
16 years as Scientist and Technical Manager, Radiation Curing North America at Sun Chemical Corporation. An author of multiple patents, covering Radiation curable inks and coatings for all major printing applications. A presenter of technical papers at many technical conferences, including TAGA, FTA, RadTech North America, Europe and Asia and others. 13 years as a managing partner of IdeOn LLC - a consulting firm with main focus on radiation curing.
Expert is an expert in printing ink rheological science. He is an author of a patent, describing rheological properties of improved Lithographic ink. He developed multiple test methods, predicting lithographic performance of the printing inks, using rheological characterisation.

Directed multiple ink and coating development projects, targeting Food Packaging. An author of several patents, describing low migration radiation curable inks and coatings for food packaging. participated in preparation of FCN (Food Contact Notification) for FDA submission, working close with major law firms such as Keller and Heckman. Presented technical papers on the subject at Radtech conferences.

Developed and patented a range of radiation curable coatings and lamination adhesives for various packaging and industrial applications

Expert has been involved in many consulting projects that can be compiled in several groups:
1. Market research for suppliers to Printing and Packaging, including substrates and chemical manufacturers
2. Custom R&D for major brand owners, targeting novel products - inks, coatings and adhesives
3. Technical consulting for suppliers of intermediate chemistry to radiation curing markets - guidance with developing focused R&D programs, addressing key needs of the industry
4. Transfer and expansion of patented technology to manufacturers of printing inks, packaging and industrial materials
5. Developing of custom laboratory testing methodology for printing inks, coatings and adhesives
6. Assessment of the Art and IP space in various areas of printing and packaging

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1983 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemistry of Printing Inks Institution: Central Graphic Arts Institute, Moscow, Russia
Year: 1975 Degree: MS Subject: Printing technology Institution: Graphic Arts University, Moscow, Russia

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner Department: Responsibilities: Multiple consulting projects. Toll manufacturing of specialty radiation curable products
Years: 2006 to 2018 Employer: IdeOn LLC Title: Managing Partner Department: Responsibilities: Research and development, managing consulting projects, directing manufacturing of custom radiation curable and water-based inks, coating and adhesives. Regulatory responsibility and managing of the supply chain
Years: 1990 to 2006 Employer: Sun Chemical Corp. Title: Scientist, Technical Manager Department: Energy Curables R&D Responsibilities: Development and management of R&D of radiation curable inks and coatings.
Years: 1987 to 1989 Employer: Research Institute for Synthetic Leather and Plastics Title: Technical Manager Department: Coatings and Finishing Responsibilities: Developing of water-based coatings for finishing and decorating of synthetic leather
Years: 1985 to 1987 Employer: Technical Paper Manufacturer Soyuz (Moscow, Russia) Title: Director/Chief Technologist Department: Technology Department Responsibilities: Coated paper manufacturing, carbon paper and ribbons, PSA tapes
Years: 1983 to 1985 Employer: Paper Research Institute (Moscow, Russia) Title: Sr. Scientist Department: Specialty Papers Responsibilities: Developing of specialty coated papers
Years: 1975 to 1983 Employer: Central Graphic Art Research Institute (Moscow, Russia) Title: Chemist, Scientist Department: Printing Ink Laboratory Responsibilities: Developing new generation of printing inks for Lithographic printing

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1975 to 1989 Country / Region: Moscow, Russia Summary: Multiple R&D and Technical Management positions

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Radtech International, TAGA

Additional Experience

Vendor Selection
Conducted all negotiations with the vendors of inks, coatings and adhesive chemistry. That includes suppliers of resins, oligomers, monomers, solvents and additives (surfactants, fillers, inhibitors etc) that are used in the formulations.
Marketing Experience
Expert has been involved in multiple consulting projects, required marketing research in the areas of Radiation Curing and Packaging.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English HIgh degree of proficiency. Writing, publishing and presenting technical papers
Russian Native

Fields of Expertise

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