Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

Polymer Compounding, Recycling and Degradation Sciences

ID: 736291 Colorado, USA

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Expert has a strong background in polymer blend, processing and rubber/plastics formulation design, with an emphasis is in long-term weathering, stabilizer choices, burn resistance and code approvals. Expert has a proven record to show that he meets marketing goals and manufacturer expectations. His special capability is to develop in-house characterization methods to predict new product processing & performances.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1989 Degree: PhD Subject: Polymer Engineering/Science Institution: Akron University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2011 to 2020 Employer: Johns Manville Title: Roofing Material Technical Leader Department: R & D
• Developed of-the-shelf polyolefin blends that matches the in-reactor TPO performances yet with cost saving more than 20%!
• Reformulated a thermoforming PVC to pass upscale burn codes, saved $2 M/yr
• Developed a EPDM formulation, it stays uncured during shelf life; will bond and cure to EPDM membrane on site.
• Developed a EPDM membrane formulation in 2 years, reduced cost ~ $1.3M/yr
• Solved EPDM production problems from mixing to calendaring, seaming, autoclave and mechanical performances
• Designed 5 characterization methods to screen stabilizers, predict service longevity, detect processing degradation, optimize blend ratio in resin, process aids and stabilizers.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1996 to 2010 Employer: Firestone Building Products Co. Title: Technical Director- Thermoplastic membrane Department: R & D
• Achieved CEO award from recycling TPO membrane including all the polyester fabrics and a partial of EPDM membrane.
• Achieved President awards from commercializing several new products:
- Mechanical Blend TPO (filed a patent, used in geo-liner)
- High reflectivity TPO membrane (Reflexeon)
- Blend in engineering plastics to improve the oil/chemical resistance of TPO
- TPO includes unique FR that can compete with PVC in flame resistance
• Initiated; managed industrial rubber scraps to develop a hybrid plastics. The injection molded part is soft, heat weldable and can bond strongly by water based bonding adhesives. This material was proven to be used in many applications.
• Developed methods to quantify UV weathering, membrane flexibility, lifetime prediction, specific stabilizer usage for various blends, etc. Coextrude multilayer products to optimize UV and burn resistance; broadened welding window; easy installation with upscale UL and FM codes. Solved processing issues like: surging, mixing instability, in-line compounding and product’s internal orientation.
• Led the technology in Hot Melt, Pressure Sensitive adhesives, and printing/coating with the vendors to upgrade the value of the whole building system in terms of codes, easy installation and environmental friendly issues.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1989 to 1992 Employer: Dow Chemical Title: Project Leader Department: Polyolefin
• Developed, patented a hot melt adhesive for extrusion coating with metallocene catalyzed polyolefins.
• Improved coating speed by increasing long chain branching amount in the blends
• Developed sealants for coextruded film with different function in each layer.
• Worked in a rheology team to find the type; the amount of long chain branching in m-PE required in the blend to improve its shrink tension, neck-in, coating speed with no melt fracture.

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