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Urethane Coated Fabrics, Barrier Coatings and Cast Urethane

ID: 731942 Pennsylvania, USA

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Expert in urethane coated fabrics from polymer synthesis through yarn selection and fabric design. He has developed materials for belting and inflatables (including airships and radomes). He has also developed di mine cured isocyanate coating formulas for single and multi layer fabric reinforced urethane composites.

The expert has extensive experience with high moisture vapor barrier coatings for corrosion protection. He managed a lab where he formulated a two part coating from a polymer originally designed for encapsulation which had extremely high moisture vapor barrier.

Expert has successfully formulated heat cured and UV cured damping adhesives for use in stand off damping systems.

Expert has broad experience formulating cast urethane elastomers. He has a fundamental knowledge of polyurethanes from intermediates such as PTMEG, 11 ester poyols, diamines, diol and triol curatives. He also has cast urethane processing expertise from hand mixing and pouring to meter mix and dispensing. His knowledge of polyurethane and urea structure/property relationships is both extensive and practical. He knows how to structure a urethane polymer depending on which properties, such as hydrolysis, hysteresis, resilience, abrasion and chemical resistance, are of greatest importance.

The expert has solvent based urethane synthesis experience. This includes synthesizing production scale batches of solvent based urethanes using the prepolymer method.

The expert has successfully developed urethane composite materials which now used commercially. These consist of multiple layers of fabric coated with cast urethane then cured into a very high strength composite material. The urethane coating allows the multiple layers of fabric to load share thus resulting in a very high strength composite material.

Two part polyurea/polyurethane spray formulations for interior metal pipe coating


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Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2013 to 2014 Employer: Fenner Drives Title: Sr. Materials Engineer Department:
Materials development for belting. Included new unblocked curative chemistry.
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Years: 2010 to 2013 Employer: Encap Technologies Title: Sr.Chemist Department:
Laboratory manager. Developed ultra high moisture vapor barrier coating.
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Years: 2007 to 2010 Employer: Damping Technologies Title: Sr. Chemist Department:
Develop damping adhesives for stand off damping systems.
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Years: 1995 to 2005 Employer: ILC Dover Title: Sr. Materials Chemist Department:
New materials development for high tech inflatables, phamaceutical intermediate containment and space suit applications.
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Years: 1992 to 1995 Employer: Tilton Engineered Components Title: Technical Manager Department:
Managed, reviewed and prioritized customer requests for new products for an endless belting and machinery components manufacturer. Responsible for product development, process engineering, regulatory complience, formulating and machine shop functions.

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