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Dr R H Whiteley   CChem, FRSC, FIM

Specialities

Materials and Design

  • Additives &property modification

  • Materials selection

  • Product design

  • Product engineering

Processing

  • Mixing and compounding

  • Quality assurance

Secondary Operations

  • Testing

Commercial

  • Expert witness and legal

  • Legislative and regulatory

  • Technology transfer and licensing

Markets

  • Automotive

  • Biomedical

  • Building

  • Packaging

Other Skills

  • Authoring

  • Literature and patent search

  • Project management

  • Training

Personal Profile

Rick Whiteley joined Raychem in 1980 in a Research and Development role.

In November 1999 he became a consultant to offer his skills to a wider market place where the issues of fire hazards and polymers were becoming ever more important.

Business Profile

The consultancy offers a technical approach and provides in-depth experience of:

  • Chemical and polymer synthesis

  • Thermoplastic materials formulation and processing

  • Flame retardant and fire technology

  • The development of low fire hazard materials, particularly for wire & cable insulation materials.

Capabilities of the consultancy are in the specific areas of:

  • Provision of expert advice, analysis and guidance in the development of polymer formulations to meet defined specifications.

  • Preparation of scientific and technical literature for internal and external publications.

  • Review and critique of draft specifications, patents and technical literature.

  • Preparation of reports for clients concerning regulatory issues and standards development through close involvement with the BPF, BSI and IEC. Rick Whiteley is the the convenor of IEC/TC89/WG11 which is concerned with the fire hazards of electrotechnical equipment - heat release, flame spread, smoke, corrosivity and toxicity.

  • Provision of expertise in test methods and the interpretation of data, including cone calorimeter techniques and measurements.

  • Training of scientists, customers, sales and marketing specialists in the areas of polymer technology, flame retardants, standards and test methods.

  • Working with, and providing access to, a wide range of industrial and academic contacts  

Contact Address

Mill Barn, Fyfield, Lechlade, Glos.

GL7 3NS, UK

Tel./ fax:  + 44 (0) 1367 850126

email: whiteley.millbarn@btinternet.com