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Society honors 27 new Fellows at ANTEC '92.

During ANTEC '92 the largest group ever of SPE Senior Members became Fellows of the Society. Since the program began in 1984, only 92 of the 37,000 members have achieved this status. This month we introduce fourteen of the twenty-seven new Fellows.

* Stanley J. Anton of Anton Chemicals, Inc., has been a member since 1957. He is a member of the Palisades Section and the Vinyl Plastics Division. His role in the industry concerns low to high molecular weight rigid PVC resin development for calendering and extrusion applications. As a group leader with the Allied Chemical Corp., he directed the development of polymeric plasticizers and pursued chlorinated polyethylene as a unique polymer additive for PVC flooring and pipe that is still widely used today. He developed concepts and techniques for PVC metal coatings with deep draw capabilities for luggage applications and found commercial uses for methylstyrene.

* Ajit K. Bose of the Union Camp Corp. has been a member since 1972. Affiliated with the Newark Section and the Extrusion Division, he holds 16 Canadian and U.S. patents in film extrusion. Mr. Bose's expertise lies in the aerodynamics and heat transfer theory of blown film cooling devices and dual orifice systems that make possible the high production rates required for commercial polyolefin films used in stretch wrap, produce bags, garment bags and packaging film.

* Dr. Robert S. Brookman of Colorite Plastics, the Palisades Section, and the Vinyl Division, has been an SPE member since 1978. Recognized throughout the industry as an expert in medical uses of PVC, he has done extensive work in processing and applying PVC alloys and blends, PVC graft polymers, ultrahigh molecular weight PVC, and reactor crosslinked PVC. He has authored ten publications and two book chapters and holds five patents.

* Dr. Anthony R. Cooper of Lockheed Missiles & Space Co. is a member of the Golden Gate Section and the Plastics Analysis Division. He has been an SPE member since 1981. Not only has he made significant advances in vapor pressure osometry and ultrafiltration involving plastics in various applications, but he has successfully completed a great number of analysis and characterization projects for elastomers, thermoplastics, thermosets, composites, propellants and adhesives. Dr. Cooper has published more than 70 articles, edited three books, and holds three patents for polymer processing.

* Dr. Ilan Duvdevani of Exxon Chemical Co. Polymers Group, an SPE member since 1967, is affiliated with the Newark Section and the Engineering Properties and Structure Division. His evaluations of the melting phenomena in a screw extruder process provided the foundation upon which many computer simulation programs are based. Because of his experiments with test extruder melt temperature and pressure transducers, objective quality evaluation of melt homogeneity in extrusion and injection molding became possible. Dr. Duvdevani has more than 30 publications and 40 U.S. patents to his credit.

* Kurt F. Eise, president of TUV America Inc., joined SPE in 1975. A member of the Newark Section and the Extrusion Division, he is responsible for applying the twin screw extruder to many polymer processing situations. His experience in all facets of twin screw extrusion, especially intermeshing and co-rotation equipment, provided the critical knowledge for basic screw designs and process configurations. Mr. Eise's work in the melting of polyolefins allowed the extension of this type of extrusion equipment into a new set of applications for compounding and pelletizing. He holds a German patent for a devolatilization device and has co-authored several technical papers and a book chapter on compounding of additives.

* F. Reed Estabrook, president of The TIAM Corp., joined SPE in 1954. He is a member of the Southeastern New England Section and the Injection Molding Division. Considered to be one of the foremost experts on thermoset injection molding, including mold and part design, this consultant to over 50 companies has recently invented an automatic system for loading inserts into injection molds.

* W. Benjamin Evans, founder of Cincinnati Plastech Manufacturing, Inc., joined the Society in 1974. He is a member of the Miami Valley Section and the Injection Molding Division. A leader in applying advanced plastics processing technology, especially in injection molding, he was a pioneer in the field of injection speed programming and control as well as closed loop melt controls for molding machines. His work paved the way for programmable injection speed and melt back pressure as well as computer control of melt temperature. Among his three patents is the injection speed programming and shutoff decompression nozzle. He has published over 20 technical articles.

* Dr. Charles R. Finch of CX Consulting has been a member since 1962. Affiliated with the Mid-Michigan Section and the Extrusion Division, he is known for his original work in coextrusion. The Dow feedblock patent, one of two he holds and which he helped commercialize, has become the most frequently used for flat sheet and film extrusion. He pioneered development of the commercial slurry HDPE process and introduced new HIPS products such as Styron 420 and 470. Dr. Finch has authored numerous technical papers and lectures on interfacial instability in coextrusion.

* James D. Frankland, Jr., president of New Castle Industries, joined SPE in 1968. He is a member of the Pittsburgh Section and the Extrusion Division. With over 25 years experience in the field of elastomers, he holds three patents for screw design, barrier molding, and extrusion. At the Uniloy Division of Hoover Ball and Bearing Co. he oversaw and participated in the R&D efforts of sheet extrusion and blow molding. He is responsible for making New Castle Industries one of the largest suppliers of screws for plastic processing in the world.

* George E. Freeborn, president and CEO of Textek Plastics, joined SPE in 1956. A member of the Central Texas Section and the Injection Molding Division, he was instrumental in developing a radio frequency process for bonding thin lines of PVC, and helped produce electronic stitching to bind PVC films. He developed the technique of reclaiming PVC film trim waste into reprocessed garden hose and preinflated toys at Clarvan Corp., and while at Paltics, Inc., he pioneered the use of butyrates and patented a system for rotational molding without an oven.

* Harry C. Haaxma of Haaxma & Associates joined SPE in 1945. He is a member of the Detroit Section and the Injection Molding Division. In the mid-1940s he experimented with high vacuum metalizing of plastics for optical applications and developed methods for improving manufacturing processes. Providing technical and management counsel, he focuses on improving plant operations through education. He lectures on proper injection molding techniques, has published magazine articles, and holds a patent for mold polishing and finishing.

* Dr. Ralph H. Hansen, president, Rave Consulting Associates, joined SPE in 1962. A member of the Newark Section and the Thermoplastic Materials and Foams Division, he is well known for his accomplishments in the fields of extrusion foaming process and oxidation and copper-catalyzed oxidation of polyolefins. His early studies led to the successful commercial production of cellular polyolefin wire insulation. His studies of the interaction of plasmas with plastics led to the plasma etching process, and studies in the stabilization and degradation of polyolefins were also ground-breaking. While Dr. Hansen was at Bell Telephone Laboratories in the 1960s, his study of polymer foaming during extrusion resulted in six publications, two patents, and the Mobay Award.

* Jesse M. Howard III of GE Appliances has been an SPE member since 1956, and is affiliated with the Kentuckiana Section and Plastics Analysis Division. He designed and applied the first external infrared attenuated total reflectance (ATR) attachments for evaluating the surface effects of environmental exposure on polymeric and other materials. He was also the first to recognize the potential of gel permeation chromatography for polymer additive systems. In his thermosets involvement, Mr. Howard has developed pelletized polyester compounds for electrical applications.
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Title Annotation:Society of Plastics Engineers; Annual Technical Conference, 1992; Fellows of the Society
Publication:Plastics Engineering
Date:Jul 1, 1992
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