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Expert in Surfactants & Specialty Chemicals Manufacturing

Expert ID: 724432 India

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He has done an extensive work in the area of the new product development of the "Surfactants". This relates to the following: 1. Development of the counter product similar to what the competitor manufactures. 2. Raw material substitution in the existing product to achieve cost reduction or improvement in the performance of the product. 3. Development of an entirely new formulation to suit the customer's requirements.

He can scale up the work done in the lab to the pilot plant & then to the plant. The lab process & equipment conditions are different from that of the pilot plant or the plant which necessitates changing the process parameters. This is possible only after studying the process & the lab work thoroughly.

A typical Surfactant manufacturer has to produce a large no. of products so as to satisfy his customers. In such a scenario, the job of "Production Planning” is very important. He is conversant with the following: 1. Understanding the customers’ needs 2. Knowledge of the inventory 3. Controlling the man, machine, materials available & ensuring their proper utilization. 4. Maintaining the quality & delivery schedules.

The existing products may not give the desired performance due to a change in the process conditions at the customer's end. This necessitates "product improvement” in the areas of the formulation or the change in the process conditions. He has a wide expertise in this field.

He is fully conversant with all the unit operations:
viz.condensation,blending,polymerization,esterification,distillation,etc.involved in the "product manufacturing".

It is an essential function in the production of any chemical product. It involves "in process" & "finished product testing”. He is fully conversant with all the methods of analysis of the "Surfactants."

It is necessary to control all the process parameters in a chemical process to achieve the quality product. This involves "instrumental" as well as "manual" process controls. The production control techniques & methods vary from product to product. He has a thorough knowledge of all the production control techniques involved in the manufacture of the surfactants.

He is conversant with the following functions associated with the research & development: New Product Development Improvement in the existing products to meet the customer's requirements. Substitution of the existing ingredients in a formulation or a product with the cheap raw materials, wherever possible, to achieve the cost reduction without affecting the performance of the product.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1977 Degree: M.Sc. Subject: Organic Chemistry Institution: University Dept.Of Chemistry Of Nagpur University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Ethoxylates Operation Specialist Department: Operations Responsibilities: Opeartions of the 40 KTA ethoxylates plant
Years: 2001 to 2005 Employer: Project Management and Development Company , Saudi Arabia Title: Ethoxylate Specialist Department: Engineering Responsibilities: He worked as support to the Engineering Team in the areas of the Conceptual engineering, Preparation of the feasibility report, Basic engineering design, Project Management Contractors bid evaluation, etc. related to the world class 3.5 billion dollar Cracker Project.
Years: 1996 to 2001 Employer: Auchtel Products Ltd (Formerly Henkel Chemicals (India) Ltd) Title: R & D Manager Department: R & D Responsibilities: He was involved in the supervision of the following:
Day to day Production of the Ethoxylates &Textile/Leather/Paper Chemicals.The total production was around 3000 TPA. The major products were Sodium Naphthalene Sulfonate Formaldehyde Condensates, Antistatic Agents viz. LV 40,Spin Finishes viz. 2152 P, Leather Chemicals, Paper Defoamers, Paint Additives, Fertilizer Defoamers, Ethoxylates, etc.
Research & Development:
Development of the new products in the field of Textile /Leather/Paper Chemicals
Modifications of the products as per the customer requirements.
Changes in the products to achieve the cost reduction.
Technical Services:
Attending to the customer complaints
Preparation the Sales Literature, Specifications, MSDS etc.
Stimulation of the Performance Tests wherever possible after studying the use at the customer’s end.
Years: 1982 to 1996 Employer: Sunshield Chemicals Ltd,Mumbai Title: Technical Services Manager Department: Technical Responsibilities: He worked in the following areas:·
Production Manager from Nov.1982 to Dec 1990:
Supervision of the day to day Production of around 2400 Tons of Ethoxylates & Textile Auxillaries viz. Textile Softeners, Dye Fixing Agents, Spin Finishes Wetting Agents, Resins, Turkey Red Oil, Acid Slurry etc.along with the Ethoxylates of the alkyl phenols, fatty alcohols, fattyAmines, ammonia, esters, etc, Propoxylates like L61, L64 etc. CABS, Fertilizer Defoamers, Mineral Oil Emulsifiers, etc.
Managing a work force consisting of 100 workers, 15 supervisors.
Development Manager from Jan 1991 to March 1993.
Active part in the commissioning of 3000 TPA Nonyl Phenol Project.
Modifications in the existing products to meet the customer requirements.
Active part in the commissioning of the 1800 TPA Chlorosulfonation Plant involving the manufacture of SLES,2 EH Sulfate,Lissapol D,Kryptoanionics, etc.
Factory Manager from April 1993 to August 1995 at Ambernath and Pali Units of the company.
Factory Management
Liaison with Govt. Authorities
Labor Handling
Technical Services Manager from September 1995 to July 1996.
Market Research
Attending to customer complaints
Preparation of the Product Literature
Modifications in the existing products to meet the customer requirements.
Years: 1977 to 1982 Employer: Hico Products Ltd,Mumbai Title: Chemist/Supervisor Department: Lab/Production Responsibilities: Lab Chemist from Nov.1977 to Nov.1978: Quality Control, Troubleshooting work related to the production of the surfactants.
R & D Chemist from Nov.1978 to Jan 1982 Chlorosilanes Project: Laboratory scale studies followed by scaling up to the Pilot Plant
Shift Supervisor from Jan 1982 to Nov.1982 on the Ethoxylation Unit of the company.
Years: 2007 to 2009 Employer: Reliance Industries Mumbai Title: Manager Department: Projects Responsibilities: He worked as support to the Engineering Team in the areas of the Conceptual engineering, Preparation of the feasibility report, Basic engineering design, Project Management Contractors bid evaluation, etc. related to the world class ethoxylates/ethanolamines project

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2001 to 2005 Country / Region: Saudi Arabia Summary: He worked with Project Management and Development Company in Saudi Arabia as “Ethoxylates Specialist/Senior Chemist”. The job involved Support to the Engineering Team in the areas of the Conceptual engineering, Preparation of the feasibility report, Basic engineering design, Project Management Contractors bid evaluation, etc. related to the world class 3.5 billion dollar Cracker Project.

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English

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