The Universal Selection Source: Adhesives Ingredients

Edward M. Petrie

President / CEO / COO / VP / Owner, EMP Solutions, United States

Bio

Edward M. Petrie has been active in adhesives and advanced materials for 50 years – both in the formulation and the end-use sides of the industry. He has a BS (Chemical Engineering) and MS (Polymer Science) degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Duquesne University.

His expertise includes adhesive material and process selection, testing, formulating, substrate preparation, and quality control with emphasis on the end-user application and performance requirements. Major projects consist of problem solving, cost reduction, formulation optimization, selection of joint design and production processes, and failure analysis. ...





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Edward M. Petrie has been active in adhesives and advanced materials for 50 years – both in the formulation and the end-use sides of the industry. He has a BS (Chemical Engineering) and MS (Polymer Science) degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Duquesne University.

His expertise includes adhesive material and process selection, testing, formulating, substrate preparation, and quality control with emphasis on the end-user application and performance requirements. Major projects consist of problem solving, cost reduction, formulation optimization, selection of joint design and production processes, and failure analysis. Applications include structural as well as non-structural joining of all materials.

Throughout his industrial career, Mr. Petrie has been employed by two major global corporations (ABB and Westinghouse). He began his career as an internal consultant in adhesives and polymeric materials. In both corporations he was part of the Central Research Laboratories and assisted all of the operating divisions within the organization.

Mr. Petrie is considered an international authority on adhesives and has written the popular Handbook of Adhesives and Sealants (McGraw-Hill, 2007 2nd edition and 1999 1st edition). Mr. Petrie has also given numerous training seminars on adhesives and adhesion to corporations, universities, government organizations, and professional societies.

Currently, Mr. Petrie is an independent consultant and sole proprietor of EMP Solutions. He is also Technical Advisor and Consultant to adhesives.specialchem.com, an online service platform dedicated entirely to adhesives and sealants.

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A Word from Edward M. Petrie :
New materials; pricing pressures; tougher environmental issues; continual customer requests to do it better, faster, and cheaper -- this is the lament of adhesive and sealant formulators worldwide. Relying chiefly on innovation and brainpower, today’s adhesive formulator will meet the continual challenges that are part of this industry.

Fields of Expertise

Adhesive Formulation
241
Sealants
89
PU (Polyurethane)
36
Waterborne Adhesives
30
Adhesion Failure
30
Epoxy
26
Hot-Melt Adhesives
26
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Structural Epoxy Adhesives
26
Plasticizers
20
Renewable Resources
20
Coating Formulation
20
Adhesion Promoters
18
Environmentally-Friendly
18
Curing Agents / Hardeners
15
Tackifiers
14
Adhesion to Difficult-to-Bond Substrates
14
Acrylics
14
Tapes & Labels
14
Crosslinking Catalysts, Accelerators & Initiators
12
Solvent-based Adhesives
12
Non-Phthalate Plasticizers
11
Vulcanizing Agents
10
Sealants & Gaskets
10
Surface Treatment
10
Drying Speed
10
Heat Sealability
10
Coating Adhesion
10
Flexible Packaging
10
Rheology Modifiers / Thickeners
9
Fillers
9
Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSA)
9
SBC (Styrenic Block Copolymer)
9
Phthalate Plasticizers
9
Flame Retardants
9
Anti-Foaming Agents / Defoamers
9
Renewable Additives & Fillers
8
Organofunctional Silanes
8
Structural Assembly
6
Nanofillers
6
3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing
5
Polymer Processing
5
Antioxidants
5
Vulcanization
5
Rubber
5
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
5
Additives for Rubbers
5
Rheology & Viscosity
5
Adhesion Science
5
Surfactants
5
Fire Resistance
5
Preservatives
5
Polyurethane Dispersions (PUDs)
5
Wetting Agents
5
Dispersing Agents
5
Wood Composites
4
Automotive/ Transportation
4
Noise, Vibration, Harshness (NVH) Reduction
4
Debonding On Demand
4
Aerospace
4
Cyanoacrylates
4
Micro Encapsulation
4
Biodegradability
4
Natural Fibers
4
Electrical Conductivity
4
Conductive Fillers
4
Carbon Nanotubes (CNT)
4
Nanocomposites
4
Polymerization
4
Catalysts / Accelerators
2
Viscosity
2
Extenders
2
Flexibilizers
2
Coupling Agents / Compatibilizers
2
Biocides / Antimicrobial Agents
2
Wettability
2
Dispersion
2
Recycling
2
Bio / Organic / Natural
2
Bio-based Monomers & Intermediates
2
Design of Experiment (DoE)
2
Non Structural Assembly
2
Silicones
2
Packaging Films
2
Packaging
2
Primers
2
High Heat Plastics
2
Bio-based Plasticizers
2
Long-Term Corrosion Protectors
2
Waxes
2
PVC (Polyvinylchloride)
2
Thermal Resistance
2
Coalescing Agents
2
Melt Stability
2
Foaming
2
Thermoplastics
2
Corrosion Inhibitors
2
Electrical & Electronics
2
Surface Modifiers
2
UV / EB Radiation Curing
2
Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds)
2
Halogen-free Flame Retardants
2
Graphites
2
Emulsions
2
Nanoclays
2
ATH (Aluminum Trihydroxides)
2
Nanotechnology
2
Regulation
2
Engineering Plastics
2
Nanoparticles
2
Fumed Silicas
2
Rheology
2
Material Characterization
2
Thixotropic Agents
2
Material Testing
2
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Works

Books

  • Handbook of Adhesives and Sealants, 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, 2007
  • Chapter 11 and 12, “Adhesive Joining” in Modern Plastics Handbook, C. Harper, ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, 2000
  • Chapter 8, “Fundamental Principles of Adhesive Bonding” in Joining Textiles: Principles and Application, I. Jones and G. Stylios, eds., Woodhead Publishing, U.K., 2013
  • Chapter 14, “Alternative Fabric Joining Methods”, in Garment Manufacturing Technology, Woodhead Publishing, U.K., 2015
  • Chapter 8, “Finishing, Decorating, and Assembly of Plastics” in Handbook of Material Product Design, C. Harper, ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, 2000
  • More books
  • Chapter 7 and 8, “Joining of Plastics” and “Adhesive Bonding” in Handbook of Plastics, Elastomers, and Composites, 4th edition, C. Harper, ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, 2002 (contributions also in the first three editions of this handbook)
  • Epoxy Adhesive Formulations, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2005
  • Handbook of Adhesives and Sealants, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2000
  • Plastics Materials and Processes: a Concise Encyclopedia, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 2003
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Patents

  • Technique for Fabricating Radiation Dosimeters, Patent 4,240,992
  • Epoxy Amine Adhesive Compositions, Patent 4,120,913
  • Method and Apparatus for Bonding Spacers to Conductors, Patent 5,925,201
  • Transformer Oil Pump Bearing Material, Patent 4,699,573
  • Low Temperature Cure Epoxy Amine Adhesive Compositions, Patent 4,113,684
  • More patents
  • Porous Support Tubes for Reverse Osmosis, Patent 3,610,428
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Papers

  • Monthly articles on adhesives, sealants, and adhesion in adhesives.specialchem.com (October 2002 – Current)
  • Monthly articles on adhesives, processes, and adhesion in Metals Finishing (2011 – 2015)
  • Over 100 articles on adhesives and adhesion in numorus technical publications
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