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Expert in Rubber Compounding, Compression, Vacuum and Injection Molding, Rubber Extrusion, Elastomer Selection, Nanoaditives for Rubber Application

Expert ID: 723385 Brazil

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Expert's comprehensive experience involves: Definition of the correct compression molding procedure. Production of rubber compound, or its adaptations to that one already known, to meet the process requirements, less energy consumption and better productivity. He also knows systems of flash removal very well. He is an expert on elastomer formulation to fulfill ASTM, DIN, ISO or automotive specifications or customers needs. He is extremely proficient in elastomer compounding: excellent knowledge in the selection of the correct elastomer, also selecting the correct filler(s), its behavior, characteristics and properties in the elastomer compound. He has excellent knowledge in different types of plasticizers and their correct choice. He has excellent knowledge in elastomer protection systems, and excellent knowledge of processing aids. Expert is extremely proficient in the correct choice of vulcanization systems (Sulfur, sulfurless or peroxide based). Besides sulfur and peroxide systems, he knows special vulcanization systems, as resin cure, diamines and room temperature. He has excellent experience in internal and roll mixers.

He has expertise in elastomers processing, starting with the choice of the correct elastomer, until the selection of the equipment, including the choice of the molding process. He is experienced in compression, transfer, injection molding and extrusion. Expert has expertise in steam curing, mainly in hoses and expanded rubbers. Expert is experienced in selecting the correct elastomer (or blend), to meet specification like ASTM, DIN, ISO and automotive. He is expert in the selection of elastomers for automotive hoses, shoe soles, shoes components, rolls covering, o-rings, gaskets, profiles, expanded elastomers.

After 34 years working in the rubber industry, expert shares his theoretical and practical experiences, training several teams in the art of elastomers processing and compounding. He has written several papers for magazines, conferences and congress. He is the author of the current Rubber Basic Technology Course offered by Brazil Rubber Group; this course is a self-paced web-based course, the first one in South America.

He is an expert on rubber formulation to fulfill ASTM, DIN, ISO or automotive specifications or customers needs. He is extremely proficient in rubber compounding: excellent knowledge in the selection of the correct elastomer, also selecting the correct filler(s), its behavior, characteristics and properties in the rubber compound. He has excellent knowledge in different types of plasticizers and their correct choice.

He has excellent knowledge in rubber protection systems, and excellent knowledge of processing aids. Expert is extremely proficient in the correct choice of vulcanization systems. (Sulfur, sulfurless or peroxide based) Besides sulfur and peroxide systems, he knows special vulcanization systems, as: resin cure, diamines and room temperature. He has excellent experience in internal and roll mixers.

He is expert in rubber extrusion for: rubber hoses and profiles. Expert worked for 19 years in the major automotive hose manufacturer in South America. He knows several ways of manufacturing rubber hoses: braided, wire reinforced and wrapped rubber hoses, produced by hot or cold feed. He is also expert in hoses reinforcement and selection of the appropriate yarn. He has good knowledge about special yarns like: Aramid (Kevlar or Nomex), rayon, polyester and wire.

He is experienced with formulation, mixing, processing and vulcanization and in the selection of ingredients for specific applications. His excellent experience involves: Definition of the correct molding process (compression, transfer, injection or extrusion). Production of rubber compound, or its adaptations to that one already known, to meet the process requirements, less energy consumption and better productivity. He also knows systems of flash removal very well.

Expert is experienced in selecting the correct rubber (or blend), to meet several specification like: ASTM, DIN, ISO and Automotive. He is expert in the selection of rubber to fulfill automotive hoses, shoe soles, shoe components, rolls covering, o-rings, gaskets, profiles, expanded rubber. He is expert in the following rubbers: SBR, EPDM, NBR, FKM, Silicone, Butyl and Halobutyl, Polyurethanes (polyether and polyester), ECO/GECO, ACM, AEM, CSM, Chlorinated Polyethylene.

He is experienced in selecting the correct rubber (or blend), to meet specification like ASTM, DIN, ISO and automotive. He is expert in the selection of rubbers for automotive hoses, shoe soles, shoes components, rolls covering, o-rings, gaskets, profiles, expanded elastomers and in rubber adhesion promoter selection and use. He has experience in formulation, mixing, processing and vulcanization, in the selection of ingredients for specific applications and in the selection and formulation development.

His comprehensive experience involves: Definition of the correct compression molding procedure. Production of rubber compound, or its adaptations to that one already known, to meet the process requirements, less energy consumption and better productivity. He also knows systems of flash removal very well. He is an expert on elastomer formulation to fulfill ASTM, DIN, ISO or automotive specifications or customers needs. He is extremely proficient in elastomer compounding: excellent knowledge in the selection of the correct elastomer, also selecting the correct filler(s), its behavior, characteristics and properties in the elastomer compound. He has excellent knowledge in different types of plasticizers and their correct choice. He has excellent knowledge in elastomer protection systems, and excellent knowledge of processing aids. His is extremely proficient in the correct choice of vulcanization systems (Sulfur, sulfurless or peroxide based). Besides sulfur and peroxide systems, he knows special vulcanization systems, as resin cure, diamines and room temperature. He has excellent experience in internal and roll mixers.

He has experience in formulation, mixing, processing and vulcanization, in the selection of ingredients for specific applications and in the selection and formulation development. He worked for several years on the largest Brazilian producer of NBR as technical assistance engineer.

Manager and founder of a Brazilian forum dedicated to discuss rubber compounding and processing problems. Forum dedicated to share technology and experiences among participants.Improving of process performance in a compounder company. The consultant established process methods to achieve the maximum productivity and changed formulation to obtain good costs with the same performance.

Expert in hose manufacturing, injection and press molding. For automotive, shoes, and sole applications; Roll covering.
Selection of raw material for rubber applications. Test development for raw materials and rubber goods.
Use of nanotechnology in rubber composites and selection of nanoadditives.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2019 Degree: Undergraduate Subject: Understand Nanosciences Institution: Paris-Sud University (Paris XI)
Year: 2014 Degree: Nanotechnology: The Basics Subject: Technology Institution: Coursea
Year: 2011 Degree: Diploma in Project Management Subject: Adminsitration Institution: Alison
Year: 2002 Degree: University Specialist in Rubber and Plastic Subject: Materials Engineering Institution: UNED - Madrid - Spain
Year: 1992 Degree: Advanced Rubber Technology Subject: Materials Engineering Institution: Akron University - Rubber Division
Year: 1978 Degree: Engineer Subject: Chemistry Engineer Institution: Faculty of Industrial Engineering (FEI)

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2004 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: NPD & Technical Director Department: Technical Responsibilities: Development of market and product applications for: polyurethane, latex additives, rubber accelerators and antioxidants, zinc derivatives, mold and deflashing medias
Years: 1999 to 2004 Employer: Nitriflex S/A Ind. e Com. Title: Technical Assistance Engineer Department: Marketing Department Responsibilities: Marketing development and marketing applications for NBR and high styrene resins. Technical assistance both national and international
Years: 1995 to 1997 Employer: Uniroyal Quimica Title: Technical Assistance Engineer Department: TSS Responsibilities: Technical assistance to rubber and plastic.
Development of applications and formulations of Blowing agents, Antioxidants/Antiozonants, Urethane rubber, EPDM, NBR and Accelerators.
Years: 1992 to 1994 Employer: Nitriflex Title: Technical Assistance Engineer Department: Sales Department Responsibilities: Technical assistance to rubber and plastic market about use of NBR and High Styrene resin.
Development of applications and formulations.
Literature and application study preparation.
Years: 1991 to 1992 Employer: Industrias Joao Maggion S.A. Title: Laboratory Chief Department: Laboratory Responsibilities: Raw material control and supplier development;
Production control;
Development of formulations for Tire, Inner Tubes and Bladders
Years: 1979 to 1991 Employer: Mangotex S.A. Title: Laboratory Manager Department: Laboratory Responsibilities: Raw material control and supplier development;
Production control;
FMEA development;
Development of formulations for mats, shoes and automotive hoses

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1999 to 2005 Country / Region: Colombia Summary: several visits from 1999-2004 assisting customer to develop compounds and solving process problems.
Years: 1999 to 2005 Country / Region: Peru Summary: several visits from 1999-2004 assisting customer to develop compounds and solving process problems. Presentation about Nitrile Rubber Use in 2002.
Years: 1999 to 2005 Country / Region: Argentina Summary: several visits from 1999-2004 assisting customer to develop compounds and solving process problems. Presentations at FAIC about Nitrile Rubber Use.
Years: 1999 to 2005 Country / Region: USA Summary: several visits from 1999-2004 assisting customer to develop compounds and solving process problems.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Rubber Division;
ABTB - Brazilian Rubber Association;
International Rubber Conference
CRQ
ACS

Brazilian Technology Rubber Association: Vice President: Administrative position of a non-profit organization that works to diffuse and spread rubber technology in Brazil.
Rubber Division- USA: Director Elected Brazil Rubber Group: Representing the interests of Brazil Rubber Group on Rubber Division of ACS-USA
Rubber Division- USA: Director Elected Brazil Rubber Group: Representing the interest of Brazil Rubber Group on Rubber Division of ACS- USA
Brazilian Technology Rubber Association: President: Administrative position of a non- profit organization that works to diffuse and spread rubber technology in Brazil.
Brazilian Technology Rubber Association: Cultural Director: Administrative position of a non-profit organization that works to diffuse and spread rubber technology in Brazil.

Additional Organizations:
Brazilian Technology Rubber Association (ABTB) Rubber Division IRCO ACS CRQ
Licenses / Certifications
Rubber and Plastic Expert - Post Graduation– UNED - Spain
Advanced Rubber Technology Course,
ACS - Rubber Division - Akron University.
Professional Appointments
IRCO - Delegate
Publications and Patents Summary
61 publications on National Rubber Magazine (Borracha Atual)
Courses given on NBR, ECO, CR, antioxidants
Rubber Introductory Course - Brazil Rubber Group - ABTB
Several presentations on congressa dn seminars

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Several presentations to the rubber industry
- Presentations about processing and compounding rubbers: EPDM; NBR; ECO/CO; CR
Vendor Selection
Experience to develop suppliers, raw material competitors and lab and quality evaluation of new supplier
Marketing Experience
Great experience on automotive parts, mainly extrusions and molded parts.
Experience to select and use polymers for automotive specifications, like: Ford, Fiat, Pegeout, GM, VW, Opel, etc.
Development of raw materials like nano zinc and rubber accelerators in the Brazilian market.
Other Relevant Experience
Several articles published covering rubber processing, rubber good manufacture, polymer selection, etc.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish Fluency in writing and conversation
English Fluency in writing and conversation
Italian Fluency in writing and conversation
Portuguese Native language

Fields of Expertise

elastomer compounding, elastomer application, carbon black, elastomer formulation, rubber formulation, rubber hose, rubber vulcanization, elastomer processing, elastomeric compound material, masterbatch, molding, rubber, rubber curing, rubber hardness testing, elastomer selection, rubber impact testing, rubber tensile strength, rubber testing, elastomer training, rubber compounding, rubber extrusion, butyl rubber, ethylene-propylene rubber, ethylene-propylene terpolymer, neoprene, polybutadiene, polyurethane, urethane elastomer, neoprene adhesive, rubber molding, rubber processing, rubber selection, adhesion promoter, synthetic elastomer, synthetic rubber, styrene-butadiene rubber, silicone rubber, epichlorohydrin elastomer, conductive rubber compound solvent effect, elastomer process development, elastomer selection for chemical compatibility, nitrile rubber, compression set, elastomeric seal, elastomer sheet, elastomer blend, thermoplastic material selection, rubber adhesion, electrically conductive rubber, material curing rate, elastomer modulus of elasticity, rubber antioxidant, rubber handling, flame-retardant rubber, tackify, curing agent, high-temperature rubber, high-temperature elastomer, ISO 9000 training, chlorinated polyethylene elastomer, isoprene, silicone compounding, rubber roller, ozone cracking, rubber durometer, rubber discoloration, rubber insulation, liquid rubber, rubber injection molding, rubber bladder, electrically conductive elastomer, elastomer curing, rubber additive, material reversion, elastomeric foam, synthetic latex, elastomer mechanical property, rubber degradation, thermoplastics compounding, rubber masterbatch, crumb rubber, rubber bonding, elastomer bonding, injection compression molding, rubber oxidation, elastomer fatigue, sponge, silicone sponge rubber, anti-tracking rubber compound, rubber component design, rubber component, rubber product manufacturing, rubber hardness, rubber physical property, rubber creep, elastomer property, elastomer structure, elastic melt extruder, rubber-toughened plastic, rubber processing equipment, rubber product, rubber bearing, flame-resistant elastomer, thermoplastic extrusion, elastomer recycling, rubber reinforcement process, adhesive selection, rubber torsion spring, rubber product manufacturing facility, fluoroelastomer, acrylic elastomer, hard rubber, sponge rubber, elastomeric interface pad, thermosetting elastomer, natural rubber, thermoplastic elastomer, rubber spring, rubber seal, rubber gasket, rubber coating material, rubber chemistry, rubber adhesive, polyisoprene, injection molding, elastomer, cold rubber, ISO 9000

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