Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

Silicone, RTV Rubber

ID: 107684 Ohio, USA

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ROOM TEMPERATURE VULCANIZING (RTV) RUBBER; SILICONE ELASTOMER. Expert spent a significant portion of his career in the area of silicone RTVs. He has applied his expertise in developing new processes, test techniques, and troubleshooting manufacturing systems. His work has led to the development of new products, both in one- and two-part RTVs. Recently, Expert has been active with the custom synthesis of specialty silicones/elastomers.

GASKET. Through the development of silicone gasket materials, Expert has become very involved in gasket technology. Working with compression and adhesion type gaskets, as well as through field, fleet, and dyno testing, many new concepts have been developed and put into practice. He has developed both condensation- and addition-cured silicones (with very low-loss of compression set properties) for unique gasketing applications.

SILICA CHEMISTRY. Expert has experience in various rheological and reinforcement as well as adhesive characteristics. These characteristics can be imparted to products based on the particle size, treatment, and shear environment a compound is exposed to. He has custom developed several grades for these purposes.

SILICONE RUBBER. The bulk of Expert's silicone rubber expertise is in the RTV area. His experience is in both addition and condensation cure systems, testing to customer specifications, cure acceleration, and property enhancement, as well as high temperature and fluid resistance capabilities. He worked extensively on the development of state-of-the-art silicone tubing for medical and pharmaceutical products.

SILICONE ADHESIVE; SILICONE SEALANT. Expert has extensive experience in the field of silicone adhesion. He is also familiar with adhesion promoters for silicone products. He has worked on enhancing silicone adhesion to unique substrates and has worked with vendors in developing new adhesion promoters.

TWO-PART ROOM TEMPERATURE VULCANIZING SILICONE COMPOUND. Expert has developed very fast-curing versions of these silicone compounds. In addition, he has modified current versions to enable enhanced properties such as low viscosity, fast cure, high tear, and others.

TREATED SILICA; FUMED SILICA. Expert has worked with major vendors worldwide in order to develop the best treated silicas on the market. He uses various agents, resulting in enhanced rheological or reinforcement properties in compounded elastomers.

DIE SPRAY LUBRICANT FORMULATION. In metalworking applications, blends of natural and synthetic lubricants are sprayed into molds prior to the pouring of molten metals. This process facilitates the ejection of the molded metal parts. Expert has custom developed products for many U.S. die spray companies.

Training/Seminars Expert offers seminars through his company Employer. These seminars include Silicone Processing, Troubleshooting RTV Silicone Products, Silicone Gasketing Technology, Silicone Reinforcement, and Adhesion with Silicone Elastomers. Expert has also chaired seminars through the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and has presented many in-company seminars on specific aspects of gasketing and silicone technology.Custom product developmentProcess troubleshootingTest method development


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1985 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry Institution: Regents College, University of the State of New York, Albany

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1996 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Undisclosed Department: Undisclosed
Available upon request.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1995 to 1996 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director of Research & Development Department: Undisclosed
Available upon request.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1994 to 1995 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Technical Director Department: Undisclosed
Available upon request.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1993 to 1994 Employer: Norton Performance Plastics Title: Undisclosed Department: Undisclosed
Available upon request.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1987 to 1993 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Section Head, Senior Chemist Department: Undisclosed
Available upon request.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1986 to 1987 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Product Manager Department: Undisclosed
Available upon request.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1973 to 1986 Employer: General Electric Title: Undisclosed Department: Undisclosed
Available upon request.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1998 to 1999 Agency: Consumer product safety commision Role: consultant Description: Identify source of failure in a silicone gasket

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1999 to 1999 Country / Region: China Summary: Silane yield optimization
Years: 1999 to 1999 Country / Region: Switzerland Summary: Relay a new process technology to make a novel sealant
Years: 1999 to 1999 Country / Region: Germany Summary: Teach silicone processing & testing technologies
Years: 1998 to 1999 Country / Region: Canada Summary: Solve several adhesion problems for two firms

Career Accomplishments

Professional Appointments
Expert is the Past Chairman of the ASTM D-14.60.03 Silicone Section, which has developed a material classification system and standardized test methods for the silicone industry.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has presented papers at the American Chemical Society, Society of Automotive Engineers, Boston Rubber Group, and Adhesives and Sealant Council.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Silicone RTV Formulating
Silicone Gasket Technology
Silicone Adhesion Technology
Vendor Selection
He routinely directs clients to vendors for silicas, silanes, polymers, catalysts, extending fillers, manufacturing & testing equipment, packaging

Expert has experience locating vendors of:
* Silanes
* Silica
* Silicones
* Silicone polymer
* High temperature additives
* Test equipment.

He has access to the following resources:
* Print materials
* Personal contacts.
Marketing Experience
He has directed firms in product introduction, market segment direction, field testing, focus groups, applications

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French Expert reads and speaks French.
German Expert understands basic German
Spanish Expert understands basic Spanish

Fields of Expertise

fumed silica, gasket, room-temperature vulcanizing rubber, silica chemistry, silicone adhesive, silicone elastomer, silicone rubber, silicone sealant, treated silica, two-part room-temperature vulcanizing silicone compound, vulcanized elastomer, silicone, polysilane, polymer rheology, gasket code, elastomer, elastomer processing, chemical process control, automotive adhesive, adhesive testing, adhesion theory, adhesion technology, two-part adhesive, gasket manufacturing, immersion testing, elastomeric sealant, elastomer formulation, gasket material, adhesive compounding, rubber vulcanization, silicone potting compound, silicone migration, silicone compounding, silicone grease, rubber durometer, silica adhesive, silicone property, adhesive curing, gasket design, silane coupling agent, silicone contamination, silicone chemistry, adhesion science, sealing compound, silicone coating material, elastomer mechanical property, elastomer selection, silicone emulsion, silicone tubing, elastomer compounding, silicone spray, silicon coating material, silicone polymer, adhesion testing, gasket testing, gasketing, adhesion promoter, rubber hardness testing, rubber hardness, rubber tensile strength, rubber creep, rubber testing, elastomer property, elastomer synthesis, silicone rheology, adhesive formulation technology, room-temperature vulcanizing, elastomer process development, adhesive application, metal adhesion, adhesive formulation, seal (device), reinforcement system, adhesive selection, adhesion, adhesive material, silicone oil, vulcanizing, medical tubing, polymer testing, addition polymer, gasket standard, batch process, rheological property, silica, silicon chemistry, silicone compound, polysilicone, silane compound, caulk, silicon compound, silicone polymerization, silicone lubricant, sealant, rubber gasket

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