by Polyurethane Consultants Network

Polyurethane Consultants Network is organizing "Polyurethane Clinic" at PU Tech Arab 2019 to offer advisory services related to polyurethane processing. The members of this network, who have vast experience in polyurethane processing will offering advisory services for participants. This clinic is one of unique features at PU Tech Arab 2019, which is aimed to benefit all participants to get technical help for their process problems and projects. These consultants are available during the show period. All participants are encouraged to bring relevant data and pictures to support their questions so that they can get appropriate advice from these consultants.

Available Experts at Clinic
Dr. Joseph Marcinko, USA is Principal Scientist and President of Polymer Synergies LLC, and Principal Scientist for BioPolymer Technologies, Ltd. Dr. Marcinko has over 30 years of industrial R&D, research management, and academic experience. His interests and expertise are in the areas of polyurethane chemistry, biopolymers, adhesion science, composite materials, polymer characterization, solid-state NMR spectroscopy, and polymer structureproperty relationships. He is an adjunct professor at Cumberland County College where he teaches Physical Science, Environmental Science, and Principles of Science. He also holds a secondary education teaching certification. Dr. Marcinko has authored over 30 publications, and has 6 patents and 7 patents pending.

M.A Naqi, Canada is Principal consultant and President of LinQ Tech Inc. based in Canada. A graduate in Science I started my career as ‘Production Manager ‘on a continuous Foaming machine at Poly Products LLC (Oman) between 1980 -2001 while directing the company from infancy to market leader in special foams, eventually became CTO in the company. During this period added a molded foam line as well as a rebonded foam line. I have developed formulations for all kinds of special foams, including soft and super soft grades with standard polyol, a unique pre-polymer dispensing system for rebonded foam which preludes cleaning of the pump and pouring tube. Started my own consultation company in 2001 assisting producers in Canada, Middle East and Asia, teaching foam production, adjusting formulations and talking at various shows and been involved in the industry for over 30 years.

Gurudas Sukumaran, India is a Mechanical Engineer, having vast experience in the Installation and commissioning of Max,Slab and Box foam machines.He is well conversant with Formulation design,validation and processing of flexible PU Foam for different applications in Max,Slab and Box foam machines internationally.He has developed Green Foam with natural polyol for the use in high end mattresses and pillows.He is also in to search to replace the polyeather polyol with a blend of  palm oil polyol.

Muhammad Shafiq Randhawa, Pakistan is Polymer and Chemical Professional with solid experience of Sixteen years in Production, R&D, management and production. Since 2015 he is working as General Manager (GM) on Polyurethane Production for Spray, Shoe, Panel, Cooler and wood Imitation Grade Polyurethane in one of the biggest PU production organizations Relaxo Pvt Ltd a project of Chawla Group in Pakistan. From 2011 to 2015 he worked as technical manager (energy care Pakistan) on Production of Rigid and Flexible Polyurethane, Polyethylene Foam, Polypropylene Injection Molding Compound, Water Proofing Chemicals, One Component and Two Component System, During tenure of 2004 to 2011(Diamond Foam Pakistan) he worked for the Production of Rigid and Flexible PU, slab stock foam, Polyethylene foam for packing & insulation, expanded polystyrene and extruded polystyrene, textile, paint grade  and wood grade PVA.  His strong academic background with Chemistry and MPhil in Polymers and now Ph.D. in Polymers too made him one of the strongest identity in the field of Polymers and Polyurethanes. He is trainer, production expert, writer as well as excellent researcher especially in the Shoe Grade and Insulation Grade PU field.