Plastics Expert Witnesses

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Plastics expert witnesses practice in a variety of fields, including materials engineering, chemical engineering, manufacturing processes, product design, and environmental science. Some of the most common specialties among plastics expert witnesses also include polymer science, plastic surgery, recycling technologies, packaging materials, and biodegradable plastics. They can opine on the effects of plastic pollution, material failure analysis, patent infringement, product liability issues, and health impacts of plastic materials.

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Shelby Freland Thames, PhDView profile

ID: 454850

Dr. Shelby Freland Thames, PhD

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Dr. Shelby F. Thames has 58 years of experience in the field of Organic Chemistry. He earned his BS in Chemistry and his MS in Organic Chemistry from the University of Southern Mississippi and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Tennessee. Formerly, this expert served as the President of the University of Southern Mississippi. He also served as a Professor and as a Distinguished...

Packaging Expert Witness | New YorkView profile


Packaging Expert Witness | New York

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New York

This expert has 40 years experience in packaging, materials technology, management, strategic planning and R&D working for resin producers, converters, and food companies. He currently provides consulting services for the plastics industry in regards to food packaging, protective packaging, plastics processing and plastics resins.

Maureen T.F. Reitman, PE, ScDView profile

ID: 702268

Dr. Maureen T.F. Reitman, PE, ScD

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Dr. Maureen T.F. Reitman has 29 years of experience in Polymer Science and Materials Chemistry. She earned both her BS and ScD in Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Today, she is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland. Formerly, this expert served as a Research Specialist and then a Technical Manager in the Telecom Systems Divison of...

Plastics  Polymers Expert Witness | ColoradoView profile


Plastics Polymers Expert Witness | Colorado

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This highly qualified expert earned his BS from Hope College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Indiana University. He has experience in catalyst research in support of polyethylene manufacturing, additive stabilization of polymers, interaction of chemicals with plastics, extrusion production of plastic pipe, plastic pipe material technical service and plastic pipe system component testing....

Plastic Films Technology Expert Witness | New YorkView profile


Plastic Films Technology Expert Witness | New York

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New York

This expert is highly qualified in the field of plastic films technology. He earned his BS in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri and his MS in chemistry from the University of Delaware. This expert is highly involved in his field, as he holds 40 patents and has been the president of the Label and Packaging Suppliers Council. His former positions include development engineer for...


Plastics Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of a plastics expert witness in legal proceedings?

A plastics expert witness provides specialized knowledge on plastic materials, their manufacturing processes, and applications. They can offer insights on patent disputes, product liability cases, and more.

What types of cases might require a plastics expert witness?

Cases involving product failure, patent infringement, industrial accidents related to plastic manufacturing, or environmental issues linked to plastic waste may require a plastics expert witness.

Can a plastics expert witness provide testimony on the safety standards of plastic products?

Yes, a plastics expert witness can testify on safety standards and regulations in the industry, including compliance with these standards in the design and manufacture of plastic products.

Are there subspecialties within the field of plastics that an expert witness might focus on?

Yes, there are many subspecialties such as polymer science, plastic surgery, plastic recycling, bioplastics, and more. The specific expertise needed will depend on the case details.

How can a plastics expert witness assist in a medical malpractice case involving plastic surgery?

In such cases, a plastics expert can review medical records, assess standard care breaches, determine if negligence occurred, and provide clear explanations for the court.

How does Expert Institute select its Plastics expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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