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Donald Rosato

Owner, PlastiSource, Inc., United States

Bio

Dr. Donald V. Rosato is internationally recognized as a leader in plastics technology, business, and marketing. Serves as President of PlastiSource, Inc. a prototype manufacturing, technology development, and marketing advisory firm, located in Concord, Massachusetts, USA.

He has extensive technical and marketing, plastic industry business experience from laboratory testing, through production to marketing, having worked for Northrop Grumman, Owens-Illinois/Graham, DuPont/Conoco, Celanese/Ticona, and Borg Warner/G.E. Plastics.

He is active in live course webinars, articles, blogs, handbooks, courses, ...

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Dr. Donald V. Rosato is internationally recognized as a leader in plastics technology, business, and marketing. Serves as President of PlastiSource, Inc. a prototype manufacturing, technology development, and marketing advisory firm, located in Concord, Massachusetts, USA.

He has extensive technical and marketing, plastic industry business experience from laboratory testing, through production to marketing, having worked for Northrop Grumman, Owens-Illinois/Graham, DuPont/Conoco, Celanese/Ticona, and Borg Warner/G.E. Plastics.

He is active in live course webinars, articles, blogs, handbooks, courses, training, etc. and has expertise in plastics manufacturing, emerging technology, product design, plastics engineering, high performance plastics, bioplastics and more.

He received his BS in Chemistry from Boston College, MBA at Northeastern University, M.S. Plastics Engineering from University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Ph.D. Business Administration at University of California, Berkeley. Contact at www.linkedin.com/in/donrosato/.

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Fields of Expertise

Thermoplastic Composites
48
Bioplastics
46
Electrical & Electronics
38
Automotive/ Transportation
36
Weight Reduction / Lightweighting
32
Renewable Resources
30
Environmentally-Friendly
28
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Recycling
26
PLA (Polylactide)
26
Food Packaging
26
3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing
22
PVC (Polyvinylchloride)
20
Renewable Energy
20
High Heat Plastics
18
Medical Plastics
18
PP (Polypropylene)
18
Electrical Conductivity
18
Barrier Performance
18
Photovoltaics / Solar Panels
18
Metal Replacement
16
Medical Devices
16
LED Lighting
16
Food Contact
16
Industry Trends
16
PA 6-6 (Nylon 6-6)
14
PHA (Polyhydroxyalkanoate)
14
Thermoplastics
14
PA (Polyamide, Nylon)
14
PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate)
14
Healthcare / Medical
12
Nanotechnology
12
Biodegradability
12
Bio / Organic / Natural
12
Polymer Reinforcement
10
Color Pigments & Dyes
10
Packaging
10
Plastic Formulation
10
Printed Circuits
10
Wind Turbines
10
Smart Packaging
10
PA 11 (Nylon 11)
10
PA 4-6 (Nylon 4-6)
10
PA 4-10 (Nylon 4-10)
10
PA 12 (Nylon 12)
10
PA 6-10 (Nylon 6-10)
10
PS (Polystyrene)
10
HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene)
10
LDPE (Low-density polyethylene)
10
Polymer Processing
8
Lithium-Ion Batteries
8
Flame Retardants
8
Additives for Bioplastics
8
EU Regulation
8
Biocides / Antimicrobial Agents
6
PC (Polycarbonate)
6
Engineering Plastics
6
Injection Molding
6
Light Stabilizers / UV Absorbers
6
Conductive Fillers
6
Aesthetic Enhancers (Color & Look)
6
Additives for Packaging
6
FDA (Food Contact Regulation)
6
Regulation
6
Glass Fibers
6
Impact Resistance
4
LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer)
4
Sports & Leisures
4
Carbon Fibers
4
Aerospace
4
Sheet Molding
4
Molded Parts & Articles
4
Elastomers
4
Thermoforming/ Vacuum Forming
4
Plasticizers
4
Nanocomposites
4
Renewable Additives & Fillers
4
Halogen-free Flame Retardants
4
US Regulation
4
Natural Fibers
4
Bio-based Plasticizers
4
Stiffness
2
Tensile Strength
2
Thermal Insulation
2
PPS (Polyphenylene Sulfide)
2
PMMA
2
Under the Hood
2
PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone)
2
Compounding
2
Rotational Molding
2
Extrusion
2
Footwear
2
Appliances
2
Material Testing
2
Stability Tests
2
Additives for Thermoplastics
2
Non-Phthalate Plasticizers
2
Oxygen Absorbers
2
Surface Modification
2
Antioxidants
2
Carbon Blacks
2
Blends and Alloys
2
Pigments Dispersion
2
Transparent Pigments
2
Special Effect Pigments
2
Nanoclays
2
Thermal Resistance
2
Wires & Cables
2
Weight Reduction
2
Fuse Deposition Modeling (FDM)
2
Wood Plastic Composite
2
Self-Healing Plastics
2
Fire Resistance
2
Phthalate-free
2
Phthalate Plasticizers
2
Fillers
2
Reinforcers
2
PAEK (Polyaryletherketone)
2
PPA (Polyphthalamide)
2
Surface Modifiers
2
Surface Treatment
2
Scratch/ Mar Resistance
2
Impact Modifiers
2
Nanocarbon Fibers
2
Carbon Nanotubes (CNT)
2
Processing Aids
2
Lubricants
2
Titanium Dioxides
2
Coupling Agents / Compatibilizers
2
PA 6 (Nylon 6)
2
PA 6-12 (Nylon 6-12)
2
Vehicle Assembly
2
TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane)
2
Electrical Discharge
2
Boron Nitrides
2
Nanoparticles
2
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Works

Patents

  • Developed 50+ direct and contributed to patents within the polymer related industries, particularly in the high performance and engineering plastic material segments

Papers

  • A participating member of many trade and industry groups, such as SPE, Plastics, PIA, CPPIA and SAMPE, and have been involved in participating and organizing career wise 500+ plastics technology and end use market conferences, seminars, and webinars
  • Authored or edited numerous papers totalling 5500+ career wise, including articles published in the Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Engineering, and major books, including the Concise Encyclopedia of Plastics, Injection Molding Handbook 3rd Ed., Plastic Product Material and Process Selection Handbook, Designing with Plastics and Advanced Composites, Plastics Institute of America Plastics Engineering, Manufacturing and Data Handbook, Plastics Materials, Processes & Applications, and the Plastics Technology Handbook
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