Mike Hilston

Development Chemist

Development Chemist



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


  • 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


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).”