ForensisGroup bioplastics expert witnesses work in this growing industry of plastics in which all carbon is derived from renewable feedstocks.
One of the most common bioplastics is Polylactic Acid, which is biodegradable and has characteristics like polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), or polystyrene (PS). It is commonly used in plastic films, bottles, and biodegradable medical devices—such as screws, pins, rods, and plates that will biodegrade within several months.
Bioplastics are becoming more common because they do not contain bisphenol A (BPA).
Our experts help with the design, testing, and manufacture of products made from a variety of natural feedstocks including corn, potatoes, rice, tapioca, palm fiber, wood cellulose, wheat fiber, and bagasse. These products include things like cups, bottles, cutlery, plates, bags, bedding, furnishings, carpets, film, textiles and packaging materials.
Some are engineers who work in manufacturing operations providing these earth-friendly products. Others are operations managers who are responsible for safety and manage all operations of the manufacturing and the production-staging facilities for bio-based poly resins and products.
They have knowledge of guidelines and interplay with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the USDA.
Many are members of the Plastics Industry Association, the Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance, the Plastics Industry Trade Association.
Are you seeking out the skills of a highly qualified bioplastics expert? Please contact our office today to speak with our knowledgeable staff. With over 25 years of experience, we will work at locating the most qualified and credible bioplastics expert witness for your specific case.
I have more than 20 years experience in the areas of natural rubber biosynthesis and alternative natural rubber production, properties, and products. My expertise includes bioemergent materials, chemistry, and polymer science. I have overseen research / development, crop science, production, and regulatory programs for commercialization of latex for medical devices and consumer products. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.