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Publications & Presentations

Published Books

Books I have contributed chapters to, plus Innovation Abyss and The Plastics Paradox where I am sole author.

Conference Chairing and Organizing

Polymer Degradation & Stabilisation Conference (Sweden 1999) – Organizer Functional Fillers for Plastics, Intertech, (2002, 2007, 2008) – Chairman & Organizer High Performance Plastics, RAPRA, Cologne (Germany 2011) – Organizer Minerals in Compounding 2010, AMI, Atlanta Georgia (USA 2010, 2011, 2012) – Chairman / Organizer

Presentations

Conference in Mineral Processing (1999)
Macromolecules ’99
Functional Fillers for Plastics (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008)
Nano-structured Materials (2002)
Engineering Thermoplastics (2004)
High Performance Fillers (2005*, 2006, 2007)
Cosmeceuticals Summit 2008
AddCon 2008
Nanopolymers (2008, 2009)
NPE/Antec (2009)
Advanced Materials Symposium (2009)
USM Business School (2009, 2010)
Smart Polymer Systems (2010)
Minerals in Compounding (2010, 2011**, 2012)
Plastics Modification: Additives, Compounding & Coatings (2011, 2012)
Silicone Elastomers 2011
Dragonite – SPE New Jersey Section 2011
Fire Retardants in Plastics 2012
InnoPlast Solutions 2012
Interview with Scott Pelley, Season 50, Episode 35, May 13th 2018
AMI Compounding World EXPO, Cleveland, May 8th 2019, Understanding and Formulating Plastic Compounds.
AMI Compounding World EXPO, Cleveland, May 9th 2019 – FINALLY THE TRUTH Learn the facts about plastics & the environment Sky News Implanted PP Mesh Report with Correspondent Charlotte Lomas-Farley July 29th 2019
Engineering Solutions for Sustainability: Materials & Resources 4 – Keynote AIST Indianapolis October 2019
Rotary Club – PLASTICS & THE ENVIRONMENT Facts for a Brighter Future – August 2020
AP Mexico – Plastics & the Environment Interview – August 2020
British Plastics Federation – November 2020 – The Plastics Paradox
Association of Plastic Processors – Russian Federation – February 2021
Global Research and Innovation in Plastics Sustainability (GRIPS) March 17th 2021 – What does the evidence say about plastics in the environment?
AMI Functional Fillers Virtual Summit March 18th 2021
UC Berkeley – Deplastify the Planet 2021
The Plastics Paradox: verità sorprendenti sul materiale che usiamo tanto ma conosciamo poco (~500 registrants)
The Great Plastics Distraction INEOS August 2021
The Plastics Paradox – The Truth about Plastics & the Environment European Plastic Converters October 2021 (>350 participants)
TPO Conference Society of Plastics Engineers October 2021 (typically 900 attendees from 20 countries on 4 continents)
AMI Compounding World EXPO, Cleveland, Ohio, Formulating with Fillers
Competitive Enterprise Institute, November 16th 2021 – The Plastics Paradox feat. Dr. Chris DeArmitt and Angela Logomasini
In-Cosmetics Formulation Summit, November 30th 2021 – The Great Plastics Distraction Part 2
*Voted best presenter
** Voted best presentation and best presenter

Open Innovation Awards

Contracted Training Presentations

  • Blow Fill Seal Annual Meeting – USA 2002
    Omya – Switzerland 2004
  • Sasol – Germany 2005
  • Intertech-Pira Polymer Composite Workshops – UK 2003, Germany 2004, USA 2008
  • Introduction to Composites web seminar for SpecialChem – 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016
  • Advanced Composites web seminar for SpecialChem – 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016
  • Introduction to POSS web seminar for SPE – USA 2009
  • POSS Flow Aids & Dispersants web seminar, SpecialChem – USA 2009
  • SpecialChem Innovation Workshop NPE/Antec – USA 2009
  • Innovation in Industry web seminar for SpecialChem – 2009
  • Impact Modification Strategies for Engineering Plastics web seminar, SpecialChem – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Dispersants and Coupling Agents web seminar, SpecialChem – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016
  • Cray Valley / Total – Dispersants and Coupling Agents – USA 2011, 2013
  • Ascend Performance Materials – USA 2014
  • Exxon – Houston – USA 2014
  • HP – USA 2016
  • InnoPlast Solutions Polymeric Formulations Compounded for High-performance – USA 2016
  • How to become 10x Better at Turning Ideas into Profits, Chemtura Tech Expo -Connecticut – USA 2016

Publications (excluding conference papers)

  • The Surface Characterization of Polyacrylonitrile-based Carbon Fibres by Electrochemical Techniques S. J. Porter, C. L. DeArmitt, R. Robinson, J. P. Kirby and D. C. Bott, High Perf. Polym., 1 (1), 85, (1989).
  • Synthesis of Novel Polyaniline Colloids Using Chemically Grafted Poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone)-Based Stabilizers C. DeArmitt and S. P. Armes, J. Colloid Interf. Sci., 150 (1), 134, (1992).
  • A novel N-substituted polyaniline derivative C. DeArmitt, S. P. Armes, J. Winter, F. A. Uribe, S. Gottesfeld and C. Mombourquette, Polymer, 34 (1), 158, (1993).
  • Colloidal Dispersions of Surfactant-Stabilized Polypyrrole Particles C. DeArmitt and S. P. Armes, Langmuir, 9, 652, (1993).
  • Surface Composition of Surfactant-stabilised Polypyrrole Colloids S. Y. Luk, W. Lineton, M. Keane, C. DeArmitt and S. P. Armes, J. Chem. Soc. Faraday Trans., 91 (5), 905, (1995).
  • A study of the kinetics of polymerization of aniline using proton NMR spectroscopy
    M. T. Gill, S. E. Chapman, C. L. DeArmitt, F. L. Baines, C. M. Dadswell, J. G. Stamper, G. A. Lawless, N. C. Billingham,S. P. Armes, Synthetic Metals, 93, 227, (1998).
  • Improving synthetic hindered phenol antioxidants; Learning a lesson from vitamin E K. D. Breese, J.-F. Lamèthe and C. DeArmitt, Polymer Degradation and Stability, 70, 89, (2000).
  • Filled polypropylene: a cost – performance comparison of common fillers C. DeArmitt & K. Breese, Plastics Additives & Compounding (Elsevier), 3, 9, 28-33 (2001).
  • Synthesis and evaluation of hyperbranched phenolic antioxidants of three different generations H. Bergenudd, P. Eriksson, C. DeArmitt, B. Stenberg, E. Malmström Jonsson, 76, 503-509, (2002).
  • Fillers & Surface Treatment C. DeArmitt & R. Rothon, Plastics Additives & Compounding (Elsevier), 4, 5, 12-14 (2002).
  • Thermoplastic Composites (Chapter 8) C. DeArmitt & M. Hancock, Particulate-Filled Polymer Composites, 2nd Edition, Editor Professor R. Rothon, RAPRA, UK, 2003.
  • Composites Using Nano-Fillers (Chapter 10) C. DeArmitt & R. Rothon, Particulate-Filled Polymer Composites, 2nd Edition, Editor Professor R. Rothon, RAPRA, UK, 2003.
  • Raising the softening point of PVC C. DeArmitt, Plastics Additives & Compounding (Elsevier), 6, 4, 32 (2004).
  • Styrene-based polymers offer diversity for processors C. DeArmitt,  Modern Plastics, World Encyclopedia, 2004. (Revised & reprinted in 2005).
  • Thermoplastic compounds: finding the balance between performance and cost C. DeArmitt, Plastics Additives & Compounding (Elsevier), 7, 2, 26-29 (2005).
  • Fancy Fillers C. DeArmitt & R. Rothon, Plastics Additives & Compounding (Elsevier), 7, 4, 28-31 (2005).
  • Understanding filler interactions improves impact resistance C. DeArmitt Plastics Additives & Compounding (Elsevier), 8, 4, 34-39 (2006).
  • New thermo-opaque thermoplastics offer novel visual effects C. DeArmitt Plastics Additives & Compounding (Elsevier), 9, 6, 30-31 (2007).
  • POSS User’s Guide (book)
    C. DeArmitt POSS User’s Guide 700 downloads per month since 2007.
  • POSS keeps high temperature plastics flowing C. DeArmitt & P. Wheeler, Plastics Additives & Compounding (Elsevier), 10, 4, 36-39 (2008).
  • Polyhedral Oligomericsilsequioxanes: Additives for Unique Cosmetic Properties C. DeArmitt Cosmetics & Toiletries (Allured Publishing), 123, 8, 51-56 (2008).
  • POSS Handbook (book) C. DeArmitt (properties and applications of polyhedral oligomericsilsesquioxanes).
  • Innovation in Industry C. DeArmitt, SpecialChem Marketing and Innovation Newsletter #3, July 2009.
  • Filled with Success C. DeArmitt, Compounding World, July / August 2010.
  • The Open Approach to Open Innovation C. DeArmitt, European Plastics News, November 2010.
  • Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsequioxane (POSS) Enhanced Plastics (Chapter 23)C. DeArmitt, Functional Fillers for Plastics, 2nd Edition, Editor Professor M. Xanthos, Wiley-VCH, 2010.
  • Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes in Plastics (Chapter 5) C. DeArmitt, Applications of Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes, Editor C. Hartman-Thompson, Springer Press, 2011.
  • Functional Fillers for Plastics (Chapter 26) C. DeArmitt, Applied Plastics Engineering Handbook: Processing and Materials, Editor Myer Kutz, PDL, 2011.
  • Dispersants and Coupling Agents (Chapter 25) C. DeArmitt, R. N. Rothon, Applied Plastics Engineering Handbook: Processing and Materials, Editor Myer Kutz, PDL, 2011.
  • Making the Most of Minerals C. DeArmitt, Compounding World, February 2011.
  • Dragonite Handbook (book covering properties and applications of the nanotubular mineral halloysite) C. DeArmitt, 2012.
  • Magnetite (chapter) C. DeArmitt, Encyclopedia of Polymers and Composites, Springer 2014.
  • Particulate Fillers, Selection, and Use in Polymer Composites (chapter) C. DeArmitt and R. Rothon, Encyclopedia of Polymers and Composites, Springer 2014.
  • Surface Modifiers for Use with Particulate Fillers (chapter) C. DeArmitt, Encyclopedia of Polymers and Composites, Springer 2014.
  • Magnetite: exploring the multi-functional filler (chapter) C. DeArmitt, Compounding World, August 2015.
  • Innovation Abyss: An Innovator’s Solutions to Corporate Innovation Failure (book) C. DeArmitt, available on Amazon as paperback, hardback and Kindle versions 2016.
  • Dispersants and Coupling Agents (Chapter 22) C. DeArmitt, R. N. Rothon, Applied Plastics Engineering Handbook 2nd Edition: Processing and Materials, Editor Myer Kutz, PDL, 2016.
  • Functional Fillers for Plastics (Chapter 23) C. DeArmitt, Applied Plastics Engineering Handbook 2nd Edition: Processing and Materials, Editor Myer Kutz, PDL, 2016.
  • Fillers (Including Fiber Reinforcements) (Chapter 8) R. Rothon and C. DeArmitt, Brydson’s Plastics Materials, 8th Edition, M. Gilbert Editor, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2016.
  • Particulate Fillers, Selection, and Use in Polymer Composites (chapter) C. DeArmitt, R. Rothon, Polymers and Polymeric Composites: A Reference Series, Springer 2017.
  • Surface Modifiers for Use with Particulate Fillers (chapter) C. DeArmitt, R. Rothon, Polymers and Polymeric Composites: A Reference Series, Springer 2017.
  • Magnetite (chapter) C. DeArmitt, Polymers and Polymeric Composites: A Reference Series, Springer 2017.
  • The Last Straw, Lies & Bad Journalism C. DeArmitt, LinkedIn 2018 (over 11 000 views).
  • Fillers and Filled Plastics (chapter) C. DeArmitt, Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology (in press), Wiley-VCH 2019.
  • How the Environmentalists are Killing our Planet C. DeArmitt, LinkedIn 2018.
  • DeArmitt defends plastics by challenging data Frank Esposito – Plastics News June 19th 2019.
  • Innovation Enlightenment C. DeArmitt, Feintool Horizons Magazine August 2019.
  • The Plastics Paradox: Facts for a Brighter Future (acclaimed book revealing the truth about plastics and the environment) C. DeArmitt, available on Amazon as full colour hardback edition 2020.
  • The Uncomfortable Truth About Plastic C. DeArmitt, Chemical Weekly November 2022.
  • Plastics persecution: It may be fun, but is it fair? C. DeArmitt, Packaging Insights – Expert Views 2022.

Patents (in addition to over 30 invention registrations at Electrolux/Frigidaire)

  • EP 1 582 136 Dishwasher Provided with a Hot Warning Device for the Temperature of the Dishes
    Christopher Lynn DeArmitt, Fabio Spizzo
  • DE 10 2005 027 547 Polymer films with improved scratch-resistance
    Dr. Chris DeArmitt, Asimina Kavarnou, Dr. Graham Edmund McKee, Steffen Funkhauser
  • DE 10 2005 046 818 Tough, filler-containing styrenic polymer based materials
    Dr. Graham Edmund McKee, Hans-Jürgen Renner, Dr. Daniel Wagner, Dr. Chris DeArmitt
  • DE 10 2006 011 074 Polymer blend, useful for the production of foil, molded body or fiber, comprises acrylate rubber modified vinyl aromatic copolymer, glycol modified PET, phase mediator and fibrous- or particulate fillers
    Dr. Chris DeArmitt, Dr. Graham Edmund McKee, Robert Huber, Dr. Michael Breulmann
  • EP 1 770 114 Sound damping sheets based on styrenic SBS polymers
    Chris DeArmitt, Konrad Knoll, Robert Huber
  • WO 2006/048168 Method for Producing Polymer Compositions Containing Mineral Oil and a Filler
    Christof Mehler, Chris DeArmitt, Philippe Desbois, Norbert Niessner, Claudius Schwittay, Jürgen Koch, Hans-Dieter Schwabe
  • WO 2006/053711 Tenacious Moulded Masses Containing Fillers and Based on Styrol Polymers
    Graham Edmund McKee, Hans-Jürgen Renner, Daniel Wagner, Chris DeArmitt
  • WO 2007/113297 & US2009062448A1 Method for Coagulating Aqueous Polymer Dispersions
    Chris De Armitt, Graham Edmund McKee, Konrad Mitulla
  • WO 2007/118788 Continuous Process for Performing a Chemical Reaction in which a Gaseous Phase is added to a Charge Stream Comprising one or more Solid Phases which have been Dissolved or Dispersed in Water
    Wolfgang Fischer, Rainer Bardon, Chris DeArmitt
  • WO 2007/118796 Continuous Process for Performing a Reaction
    Chris De Armitt
  • WO 2008/031719 UV-Stabilizers for Plastics
    Chris DeArmitt, Graham Edmund McKee, Moritz Ehrenstein, Norbert Mosbach
  • WO 2008/065133 Method for Producing Dyed Textiles Comprising Polypropylene Fibres
    Claudia Sierakowski, Chris DeArmitt, Hans-Helmut Görtz, Martin Weber, Philippe Desbois, Helmut Reichelt, Peter Poganiuch
  • EP 1 985 663 Moulded Article with Temperature Dependent Transparency
    Chris DeArmitt, Graham Edmund McKee
  • WO 2015/031629 Dynamic Tactile Interface
    Micah Yairi, Christopher DeArmitt, Michael Hammersley
  • WO2019190572A1 Polyethylene Terephthalate Alloy Having Talc (a revolutionary high-flow injection moldable PET)
    Chris DeArmitt, Mohammed Razeem
  • WO2021113061A1 Multimodal Polyalkylene Terephthalate (a revolutionary transparent high-flow injection moldable PET)
    Chris DeArmitt, Mohammed Razeem

Other patents where I was inventor or co-inventor

  • WO9600195A1 Ceramic Slurry Glaze Formulations
  • US2008027182A1 Polymer Additives with Improved Permanence and Surface Affinity

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