Publications & Presentations
Conference Chairing and Organizing
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
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
Nanopolymers (2008, 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
Open Innovation Awards
Innocentive Challenge 5387183 Sodium-Free Chemical Leavening System
Innocentive Challenge 9933543 Corona-Resistant Materials for the Protection of Industrial Products
Contracted Training Presentations
Omya – Switzerland 2004
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
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).
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 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).
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 (the definitive guide to properties and applications of the nanotubular mineral halloysite)
C. DeArmitt, 2012.
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
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.
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
C. DeArmitt, R. Rothon, Polymers and Polymeric Composites: A Reference Series, Springer 2017.
Surface Modifiers for Use with Particulate Fillers
C. DeArmitt, R. Rothon, Polymers and Polymeric Composites: A Reference Series, Springer 2017.
C. DeArmitt, Polymers and Polymeric Composites: A Reference Series, Springer 2017.
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 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