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Plastics & Elastomers

Donald Rosato

Owner, PlastiSource, United States

Bio

Dr. Donald 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.

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Dr. Donald 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 an active expert for live courses, webinars, articles, blogs, handbooks, 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.

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Fields of Expertise

Bioplastics
52
Plastic Formulation
52
Industry Trends
50
PVC (Polyvinylchloride)
32
Food Packaging
30
Recycling
28
PA (Polyamide, Nylon)
26
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Thermoplastic Composites
24
Renewable Resources
24
3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing
24
Electrical & Electronics
22
Electrical Conductivity
20
PLA (Polylactide)
20
Renewable Energy
20
HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene)
20
PP (Polypropylene)
18
Environmentally-Friendly
18
PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate)
18
High Heat Plastics
16
Barrier Performance
16
Automotive/ Transportation
14
Medical Plastics
14
PC (Polycarbonate)
14
Food Contact
14
Photovoltaics / Solar Panels
14
Weight Reduction / Lightweighting
12
Medical Devices
12
Metal Replacement
10
Healthcare / Medical
10
PMMA
10
PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone)
10
PHA (Polyhydroxyalkanoate)
10
Thermoplastics
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
LDPE (Low-density polyethylene)
10
ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
10
TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomers)
10
Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds)
10
Biodegradability
8
Injection Molding
8
Color Pigments & Dyes
8
Packaging
8
Flame Retardants
8
Halogen-free Flame Retardants
8
EU Regulation
8
Polymer Reinforcement
6
Bio / Organic / Natural
6
Light Stabilizers / UV Absorbers
6
Plasticizers
6
Additives for Bioplastics
6
Additives for Packaging
6
FDA (Food Contact Regulation)
6
Regulation
6
Glass Fibers
6
Bio-based Plasticizers
6
Polymer Processing
4
LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer)
4
Biocides / Antimicrobial Agents
4
Nanotechnology
4
Sports & Leisures
4
Engineering Plastics
4
Sheet Molding
4
Lithium-Ion Batteries
4
Conductive Fillers
4
Aesthetic Enhancers (Color & Look)
4
US Regulation
4
Natural Fibers
4
Phthalate Plasticizers
4
Fillers
4
Processing Aids
4
Cost Reduction
4
Conductive Fibers
4
Impact Resistance
2
Stiffness
2
Tensile Strength
2
LED Lighting
2
Thermal Insulation
2
PPS (Polyphenylene Sulfide)
2
PA 6-6 (Nylon 6-6)
2
Under the Hood
2
Carbon Fibers
2
Aerospace
2
Molded Parts & Articles
2
Compounding
2
Rotational Molding
2
Elastomers
2
Thermoforming/ Vacuum Forming
2
Extrusion
2
Footwear
2
Appliances
2
Material Testing
2
Stability Tests
2
Additives for Thermoplastics
2
Nanocomposites
2
Non-Phthalate Plasticizers
2
Oxygen Absorbers
2
Surface Modification
2
Antioxidants
2
Carbon Blacks
2
Blends and Alloys
2
Pigments Dispersion
2
Renewable Additives & Fillers
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
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
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
Heat Stabilizers
2
PE (Polyethylene)
2
Transparency
2
Anti-Block Agents
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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