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M.B. Pasternack & Associates, Inc. offers a complete range of services, which include reviewing case history, site inspection, failure analysis, laboratory testing, technical strategy, attorney deposition and court testimony in the following areas of expertise:
· Paints and coatings
· UV curable coatings
· EB curable coatings
· Product defects
· Laboratory testing
· Manufacturing process
· Failure analysis
· Physical and mechanical testing
· Hazardous materials
· Material Safety Data Sheets
· Trade secrets
· Chemical safe handling
Litigation Support Services
M.B. Pasternack & Associates, Inc. offers expert witness services, including deposition and trial testimony for product liability, patent infringement and trade secret cases. Dr. Pasternack specializes in chemicals, paints, coatings, UV and EB curable coatings, radiation curable coatings, polymers, plastics, failure analysis, Slip & Fall, accidents, laboratory testing, manufacturing, safety, product and process defects.
Areas of Expertise
UV Coatings, Patents.
Dr. Pasternack is a nationally known expert in the field of UV and EB curable coatings. He has been selected to present the Technical and Safety Primer Session at five RadTech National Conferences. Dr. Pasternack has hands-on laboratory and R&D management experience. He has commercialized more than 50 UV curable coating products for diverse industries. This includes coating, ink and adhesive applications for graphic arts, SMC, vinyl flooring, automotive head lamps, kitchen cabinets, appliances, galvanized steel, optical fibers, DVD and CD.
He has directed and carried out a corporate multimillion-dollar global patent program. This included worldwide patent enforcement and filing patent applications worldwide.
He has directed corporate MSDS programs and worldwide government regulations compliance programs. He has selected and implemented new software for authoring MSDS in multiple languages.
For more than twenty years, Dr. Pasternack directed a corporate technical exchange program between his United States laboratory and European and Japanese partners. He has more than 65 publications including patents, journal articles and presentations at technical conferences.
Dr. Pasternack has excellent writing skills and is able to communicate complex chemical technology into easy to understand language. His extensive knowledge of chemical and physical analytical test methods is a critical asset in achieving favorable results in client litigation.
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Organized and directed 14-member professional laboratory staff for major coating manufacturer
Commercialized more than 50 UV curable coating products for diverse industries
Directed corporate technical exchange program between United States laboratory and European and Japanese partners
Directed and carried out multimillion-dollar global patent program
Legal Experience & Services
M.B. Pasternack & Associates, Inc. has experience in the following activities:
· Review case history
· Site inspection
· Failure analysis
· Evaluate opposing technical expert witness' findings
· Develop, recommend and carry out technical strategies
· Perform analytical tests to support planned strategy
· Provide written reports in convincing easy to understand language
· Attorney deposition
· Court testimony
American Chemical Society
American Coatings Association
RadTech North America
M. B. Pasternack & Associates Inc., 2002 to Present Title: Vice President
Provide the following expert witness services for attorneys: Review case history; Site inspection; Failure analysis; Evaluate opposing technical expert witness findings; Develop, recommend and carry out technical strategies; Provide analytical tests to support planned strategy; Provide written reports in convincing, easily understood language; Attorney deposition; and Court testimony.
Areas of expertise: Chemicals, paints, inks, coatings, polymers, plastics, accidents, product defects, failure analysis, laboratory testing, manufacturing.
Educational and Industrial Experience
DSM Desotech Inc. (Division of DSM NV, a multibillion-dollar worldwide chemical company)
Title: Technical Director
Organized and directed 14-member professional staff in the company’s first commercialization of a UV curable coating. Commercialized more than 50 UV curable coating products for diverse industries. Coating, ink and adhesive applications include: graphic arts, galvanized steel tubing, SMC, vinyl and wood flooring, automotive head lamps, kitchen cabinets, appliances, composites, optical fibers, DVD and CD.
Successfully established DSM as the premier world supplier of UV curable coatings in the telecommunications field.
Directed Desotech’s MSDS program and worldwide government regulation compliance program. This includes EPA, OSHA, and corresponding overseas government agencies.
Created new business opportunities through personal presentations to corporate officers and technical staff at targeted companies. Sales of UV curable coatings reached several hundred million dollars per year.
Directed and carried out Desotech's multimillion-dollar global patent program. This included worldwide patent enforcement and the filing of patent applications worldwide.
Senior Research Chemist, Advisory Scientist
Commercialized Continental’s first UV curable ink for printing on metal containers. This success resulted from my developing and patenting a unique family of storage stabilizers. Extensive experience in developing EB curable inks. Created new product concepts for UV curable coatings.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Conducted NMR studies on organophosphorus compounds.
Awards & Honors
Curtman Award for outstanding graduate chemistry student
Seminars & Training
Strategic planning, patents, government regulations, health & safety, management and sales.
More than 65 publications including patents, technical journal articles and presentations at technical conferences.
Recent publications and presentations include the following:
Review current technical journals to select articles describing new innovations for paint, ink and coating technology. Selected articles can be viewed @ www.specialchem4coatings.com/resources/rdhighlights.aspx
George Pasternack, “Test methods for evaluating liquid & cured film properties,” RadTech International North America Inc., August 26, 2009.
George Pasternack, “Advanced Analytical Techniques for UV/EB Curable Coatings,” Specialchem4coating.com, October 31, 2007.
George Pasternack, “Strategies to Overcome the Challenges of UV/EB Curable Coatings,” Specialchem4coating.com, October 10, 2006.
George Pasternack, “Overview of UV/EB Curable Coatings,” Specialchem4coating.com, September 27, 2006.
George Pasternack, “Overview and Applications of UV/EB Curable Coatings,” Ketek Research Institute, Kokkola, Finland, March 30, 31, 2005.
George Pasternack, "Developing UV/EB Curable Coatings for Wood, Automotive and Plastic Applications," Specialchem4coating.com, October 13, 2004.
George Pasternack, "An Introduction to UV and EB Curable Coating Technology," RadTech Report, 2004, Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 20-27.
George Pasternack, "Ultraviolet Light (UV) and Electron Beam (EB) Curable Coating Technology, " Conference Proceedings, Coatings 2003, Indianapolis, Indiana, 27-30 October 2003, p. 450-470.
Keizer, H. M., Sijbesma, R. P., Jansen, J. F. G. A., Pasternack, G., Meijer, E.W., "Polymerization-Induced Phase Separation Using Hydrogen-Bonded Supramolecular Polymers," Macromolecules 2003, 36, 5602-5606.
George Pasternack, "Method for Cleaning/Coating a Substrate With a Composition Comprising Radiation Curable Groups," U.S. 6,093,257 (2000).
Available upon request.
· Postdoctoral Research Associate, Mellon Institute
· Ph. D., Photochemistry, City University of New York
· M.S., Organo-metallic chemistry, City College of New York
· B.S., Chemistry, City College of New York
Articles Published by M.B. Pasternack & Associates, Inc.
An Introduction to Ultraviolet Light (UV) and Electron Beam (EB) Curable Coating Technology
Ultraviolet light (UV) and electron beam (EB) curable materials are unique solvent-free compositions that cure (harden) in a fraction of a second upon exposure to a UV or EB source. The absence of solvent eliminates the need for large baking ovens used to process conventional solvent-based coatings (paints) and inks.Read Article