Expert in Rubber Product development, Processing, Compounding and Latex products
Expert ID: 725300 Australia
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%.
|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|
|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.|
|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:|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|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.|
|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.|
|English||He has good communication skills in English.|
Fields of Expertise
rubber compounding, elastomer compounding, elastomer processing, elastomer selection, masterbatch, polymer compatibility, rubber selection, polymer, polymer sheet, latex dipping, polymer science, material curing, molding, polymer application, rubber extrusion, rubber molding, material substitution process, polymer processing analytical instrumentation, curing agent, rubber processing, intellectual property, extrusion, polymeric material curing, polymer degradation, polymer manufacturing technology transfer, adhesive selection, energy-efficient rubber processing, polymer testing, polymer extruder, extrusion die, polymer selection, polymer rheology, polymer compounding