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Expert in Rubber Product development, Processing, Compounding and Latex products

Expert ID: 725300 Australia

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He has specialized degree in rubber technology and has more than 12 years of compounding experience. He had developed compounds for right from automobile tires to calendared sheeting and latex compounding.

He has vast working experience in high quality rubber sheeting using calendaring process. He is an expert in producing sheet gauges as low as 0.11 mm to as high as 0.70 mm. He is an expert in natural as well as synthetic rubber calendaring process. He has expertise in support calendaring (skim coating) as well. He is an expert in calendared sheeting formulation design and curing.

Expert has more than 3 years’ experience in Latex process. He has helped one of the largest latex tread product manufacturers in Malaysia to re-engineer the process to achieve 20% increase in productivity and 5% reduction in production scarp. He reduced almost 40% effluent generated in the process. He helped to increase the efficiency of hot air curing of latex article by almost 18%.The whole project was completed in two years and later one year helped to set up a state of art R&D laboratory.

He has more than 8 years’ experience in compression molding using both hot water and steam curing. He has the expertise in mould releasing agents, curing agents, and hot air curing.

He has Bachelor Degree in Polymer Engineering and has worked on analytical instruments like UV/Vis spectrometer, laser scattering particle size analyzer, HPLC, atomic absorption spectrometer, differential scanning calorimetry, thermo gravimetric analyzer, moony viscometer, brook field viscometer, stress strain measurement, etc.

He is an expert in rubber mixing, calendaring and hot feed and cold feed extruders. He has worked in rubber processing for more than 12 years and an expert in process problem trouble shooting using scientific tools and methods.

He optimized the rubber compound calendar operation to reduce the process waste by 2%.He reduced 18% in curing temperature for rubber elastic thread by the process reengineering.He increased 25% in productivity by adjusting the latex compound formulations and process parameters.He reduced 30 % effluents by process adjustments with out affecting the product quality in NR Latex product manufacturing firm.He optimized an rubber extrusion formulation to reduce the waste by 3%.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1996 Degree: Bachelor of Technology Subject: Polymer Engineering Institution: Cochin University of Science and technology
Year: 1992 Degree: Bachelor of Science Subject: Physics Institution: Calicut University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to 2010 Employer: Expert's Firm Title: Examiner Department: Patent Law Responsibilities: Patent Examination
Years: 2007 to 2009 Employer: Expert's Firm Title: QA Manager Department: Quality Assurance Responsibilities: He is in charge of rubber elastic product development and process optimization with expertise in calendaring and extrusion and hot air and press mould curing.
Years: 2004 to 2004 Employer: Expert's Firm Title: Head R&D Department: Research and Development Responsibilities: He was responsible for NR latex compounding for rubber thread, product development and process development.
Years: 1996 to 2004 Employer: Expert's Firm Title: Development Manager Department: Product Design Responsibilities: He was responsible for rubber compounding.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2009 to Present Country / Region: Australia Summary: He is working in Intellectual Property aspect of polymers products
Years: 2007 to 2009 Country / Region: Singapore Summary: He optimized rubber calendar and extrusion operation in a rubber product industry to reduce the waste substantially.
Years: 2004 to 2007 Country / Region: Malaysia Summary: He worked as an R&D Head for NR latex heat resistant rubber thread used textile industry. The formulation and process adjustments helped the firm to increase 25% productivity without additional investments.
Years: 1996 to 2004 Country / Region: India Summary: He worked as a product development manager for one of the leading automobile manufacturer in India. He is an expert in tire mould design.
Years: to Present Country / Region: Australia Summary:

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Patent Law
Training / Seminars
He is a trained auditor of ISO/TS16949 Quality Management System (Based on ISO 9000 systems) that provides for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain. TS16949 applies to the design/development, production and, when relevant, installation and servicing of automotive-related products.
Vendor Selection
He has over 12 years experience with rubber chemicals. He has helped to source the raw materials from manufacturers and suppliers from Asia-Pacific region and Indian Sub continent.
Other Relevant Experience
He is an expert in Computer Aided Design (Unigraphics V18) and designing moulds for automobile tires.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English He has good communication skills in English.

Fields of Expertise

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