DAVID M. BRASSARD
Association of Consulting Chemists and Chemical Engineers
CERTIFICATE NO. 854
CONSULTING SILICONE CHEMIST
He is a member of the American Chemical Society, Association of Consulting Chemists and Chemical Engineers, Cecon and Consulting Chemists Network.
Previous ExperienceGeneral Electric Company, Silicone Division 1973-1986 Manufacturing, Process and Quality assignments; Loctite Corporation, Automotive and Consumer Group 1986-93 Product Development & Management Positions; May National Associates, 1993-94 Technical Director; Dexus Laboratories 1995-96 Director of Research and Development. Silicone Solutions 1996-Present Technical Director and President.
PublicationsAuthor of the Silicone Elastomer Handbook 2010, in addition, several articles have been published in the following Publications: Adhesives Age, Adhesives & Sealant Industry, Paint & Coatings Industry and Rubber & Plastics News, 1997 to current on various aspects of silicone product, process and adhesion technology.
Laboratory FacilitiesProduct and process developments well as physical testing labs on premises.
Scope of ActivitiesSilicone consulting to include: Rapid new product development of high strength - fast cure - very high temperature resistant products, troubleshooting process and manufacturing issues in both batch and continuous systems, scale-up and pilot plant manufacturing, test method development to simulate actual manufacturing conditions, streamlining production operations, custom synthesis, sourcing and coordination of custom toll manufacturing, establishing quality systems and product field testing. Focusing on automotive, consumer, industrial and healthcare applications.
Specializing InCustom formulating in silane and silicone chemistry products areas including: sealants, adhesives, silane adhesion promoters, coatings, siloxane fluids and polymers, low compression set rubber gasketing, heat cured rubber, treated fumed silicas, crosslinkers, thixotropes, encapsulants, thixotropic and self-leveling mold-making compounds, construction caulking, high tear rubber, automotive fluid resistant gasketing, silicone testing technology, both condensation and addition cured one and two-part RTV's, high performance elastomers, adhesion to unique substrates, and customized product rheology.
David M. Brassard is an international consulting chemist specializing in silicone technology. He has spent over thirty years in the silicone industry, addressing all phases of research, development, marketing, processing, manufacturing, quality and customer applications. His new technologies and specialty applications can be found around the world.
Mr. Brassard is a recognized expert in general silicones, high performance silicone adhesives, sealants, polymers, RTV’s, and heat cured rubber. The scope of his activities includes: custom formulating, seminars, customer applications, process troubleshooting and establishing test methods. His main focus is on the consumer, automotive, and industrial markets. Property enhancement capabilities include: high temperature, adhesion to unusual substrates, high strength, low compression set, rheology modification, and very fast cure speeds.
His work history includes being the Section Head of Automotive Silicone Product Development for Loctite leading a staff of eight within the R&D effort. Prior positions at Loctite included: Process Chemist, Product Development Chemist and Senior Chemist. At General Electric Silicones his hands-on experience in quality, processing and manufacturing functions include working with: silanes, greases, silica's, 1 & 2 part RTV’s, polymerization and custom synthesis. Additionally he was Technical Director for May National and Director of R&D for Dexus Laboratories.
Dave holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Regents College at The University of the State of New York, Albany. He is a member of American Chemical Society, Association of Consulting Chemists and Chemical Engineers, Consulting Chemists Network.
Publications and Patents
Presentations in national and international conferences in the area silicone technology have been offered. Patents have been issued in silicone specialty areas. Author of the Silicone Elastomer Handbook 2010, in addition, several articles have been published in the following Publications: Adhesives Age, Adhesives & Sealant Industry, Paint & Coatings Industry and Rubber & Plastics News, 1997 to current on various aspects of Silicone and Adhesion Technology.