Plastic Additives Expert in Restraint of Trade

Case Description:

A plastic additives expert was needed for an antitrust action involving plastic additives such as heat stabilizers, impact modifiers, and processing aids. The defendants allegedly engaged in a conspiracy to restrain trade to artificially raise, fix, maintain or stabilize prices for plastics heat stabilizers, plastics impact modifiers, and plastics processing aids in violation of the Sherman Act.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate a plastics additives expert familiar with the component materials that are used to manufacture plastics additives, the pricing of plastics additives and their components, and the industry trends and pricing during the class period.

Experts Presented:

  • Chemical Engineering

    This plastic additives expert has more than 35 years of experience in the chemistry and applications of plastics and rubber. He has worked specifically in the technical issues of lubricants and stabilizers for custom applications and compounds. He has experience in developing plastics formulations and bringing products to market. He has developed stabilizers for PVC compounds and is knowledgeable in the markets, suppliers and customers of plastics additives and industry trends and pricing. He received a B.A. in physical chemistry from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Purdue University. He has worked as an expert witness approximately six times.IMS Reference #4992727

  • Polymer Chemistry

    This expert in plastic additives is currently a chemical engineer focusing on new compound designs and solving production problems with plastics including PVC and others. He has specific experience with additives for reinforcing PVC and protecting against ultraviolet rays. He has more than 30 years of experience teaching at the university level and also working in the plastics industry. He earned an A.B. degree in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry. He is an experienced expert witness, having provided two depositions and appeared twice to give courtroom testimony.IMS Reference #4993472

  • Plastic Additives

    This plastics additives expert is an author and frequent presenter on topics of plastics, additives, and polymers and is the co-inventor on three flouropolymer patents. He has more than 35 years of experience in the plastics and rubber industry. As a former R&D engineer he is very knowledgeable in the chemistry and make up of plastics compounds. As an executive, he was responsible for the economics of industry trends and pricing in bringing new products to market profitably. He has worked as an expert witness twice, including deposition and trial testimony.IMS Reference #4992514

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