Expertise DescriptionI have more than 35 years experience in the field of Plastic Engineering, Polymers and Manufacturing. My extensive experience includes polymers, extrusion, manufacturing, processing and packaging, product and process development, market research, and polymer chemistry. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness includes: Trade Secrets, Fraud, Negligence, Defective Product Design, Reduced Profitability/Monetary Loss, Personal Injury, and Damage to Equipment.
I believe I am qualified to serve as an expert on this case. I have extensive knowledge of packaging as well as engineering principles such as rheology (the flow of fluids), material science, strength of materials (did the package deform or break), sealing and package integrity (how did the fluid leak) and general engineering and problem solving principals.
I can say that I am somewhat familiar with this technology in that the company I founded in 1998 in Syracuse, New York made such a product for this very application. Specifically, we applied a fluid barrier called Hytrel™ (a breathable polymer resin made by DuPont) onto a non-woven substrate called Sontara™ (also made by DuPont), as shown in the photo below. We did not add microbial agents in our process, but rather sold this into a distribution chain that added value downline. I have no recollection as to whom our product was sold, but the technology was well-established at that time.
I am the author of the current edition of a manual in which the technology is used to apply a high-polymer fluid barrier coating onto the fabric used for surgical gowns, etc. I am also an adjunct professor of Plastics Engineering at a University, teaching on these subjects as required.
|B.S.||Plastics Engineering||University of Lowell|
Awards & Affiliation
|Governor's Award for Excellence in Innovation|
|TAPPI PLC Division Leadership and Service Award|
|Syracuse Technology Award Winner|
|Best Paper Award x2|
TAPPI Extrusuon Coating Committee
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