mike-hilston

Development Chemist
 

Expertise

Adhesives/Coatings

  • Compounding and formulation of rubber-based PSA, solvent and solventless silicones, and non-silicone release coatings
     

Converting/End-Use

  • PSA tape cutting and converting, label applicators
     

Product Development

  • PSA tape qualification and commercialization; mechanical hook/loop closures; molten salt and aqueous lithium batteries and fuel cells; biocompatible plastics
     

Process Development

  • Solvent and hot-melt PSA coating by gravure, reverse roll and slot die. Solvent and solventless silicone release coating. EB, UV, thermal and moisture curing of silicones and crosslinking of adhesives. PSA test method development
     

Technical Science

  • Converting, application and end-use problem solving; application development
     

General Skills

  • Six Sigma Greenbelt, project management, design of experiments, creation and management of specifications and technical literature
     

Experience

Organic and polymer chemistry, electrochemistry, process development, quality assurance, product development, technical service and technical management at Diamond Shamrock, Gould OSD, Avery Dennison and Chemsultants International

Academic Background

B.S. in Chemistry, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio

Something you’d never know about Mike from his resume: 

“I like swimming, quantum mechanics and Carl Edwards (NASCAR).”