If you need help with plastic materials then you’re in the right place. Do you have an issue with thermoplastics like PE, PP, PVC, PET or nylon? Are you looking for the right mineral filler, stabilizer or processing aid? Perhaps you need to compatibilize a polymer blend or find the right impact modifier? If you have a problem with plastics materials and need help, then I’m keen to hear from you. Stop worrying about the problem and get started on the solution!
What kind of help do you need?
• Problem solving – formulation help, analysis, reverse engineering
• Innovation – breakthrough products and materials give you an edge
• Training – learn about plastics quickly and easily
• Network – to help you find new clients, partners or distributors
• Strategy – R&D portfolio strategy (private sector and government)
• Adviser – due diligence, technical advisory board
First I make sure to understand your needs, then work to find a solution and explain it in plain language. Other plastics consultants want to sell you large projects with lots of experimental work, which is nice for them, but means slow and expensive answers for you. Instead I use experience and deep understanding to give you faster, better answers often the same week, or even the same day.
Here are some common examples:
• Reinforcements for plastics using functional fillers (talc, wollastonite, mica, halloysite)
• Reducing CTE of PVC and other thermoplastics
• Magnetic plastics e.g. for cosmetics closures
• Food contact detectable plastics (by x-ray and/or induction)
• Custom formulations such as dense plastic to replace metal
• Deformulation of thermoplastics, blends, additives
• Polymer blend compatibilization
• Impact modification of thermoplastics like polyesters, polypropylene and nylons
• Improved machinability of plastics
• Low friction plastics for ice skating rinks, fiber optic cable jackets, slides etc.
Customers often ask me “how do we get started?”. I am flexible, but here is how it typically goes.
First, I have to listen to your problem so I can work out whether I can help. I love hearing problems because it gives me a chance to use my creativity and help people at the same time. If I think I can help you, then I’ll put together a simple offer detailing what the deliverables are and a fixed price so that you know what you are getting. No surprises. I have heard terrible stories of other plastics consultants charging exorbitant amounts and not delivering what you wanted. That’s not how I work.
I don’t own a lab or processing equipment so I’m not inclined to recommend such work unless it’s absolutely essential to solving your problem. When such work is needed, I work with trusted partners who offer top quality work at excellent prices. Clients are shocked to see how quickly and inexpensively I can generate a series of compounds with full mechanical data.
As well as quick problem solving, I also work under retainer contract for companies who have longer term or more complex needs. That allows a deeper involvement and understanding which in turn leads to breakthrough products or market expansion of existing plastic products. It has also led to many lasting friendships.
If you have a problem I’d love to hear it. Can I help you? I don’t know yet and neither of us will find out until you send me an email, or call if you prefer. Emails and messages are answered within 24 hours so we can get started right away. Why worry about problems when you could be getting answers instead? At Phantom Plastics you will get fast, professional help to give you an edge.
Dr. Chris DeArmitt FRSC
“Best consultant on the market. If you need technical, commercial or innovative assistance contact Phantom Plastics immediately!”
Jeremy Austin – INVISTA
Chris is one of the most technically adept and innovative people that I have met. He is not only an idea machine, but also has the proven ability to turn ideas into products.
Michael Carr, Co-Founder, Hybrid Plastics Inc.
“Chris is a phenomenal problem solver. I highly recommend him!”
Jon Leist, Carlisle Brake & Friction
“…my personal encyclopedia.”
Dr. Anders Löfgren, AstraZeneca
“He is eminently qualified to train your people who select or specify or formulate plastics as to what is available and how it might be used to good effect.”
Pat Primmer – Managing Director at Beba P/L Australia
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