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Priddy & Associates

Dr. Duane B Priddy
6004 Camelot Midland, Michigan 48640 United States

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Phone 989-385-2355
Fax 859-406-4281
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Education, Certifications & Awards

Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by Dow Plastics ? 2001
Awarded National American Chemical Society (ACS) PMSE Fellowship 2001
Industrial Advisor to Executive Board of National ACS POLY Div. 1999 to 2002
Invited Keynote speaker for ACS "Chemistry in Industry Conference" September 2004
Elected Chairman of Dow Global Plastics Scientists Organization 1996
Member Editorial Advisory Board - Designed Monomers and Polymers Jour ...
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Analysis/testing of plastics
- Mechanical properties
- Polymer characterization (FTIR, GPC, NMR)
- Thermal properties (DSC, TGA)
- Barrier properties (permeability)
- Flammability testing
- Microscopy
- Additive identification (antioxidants, antistats, UV stabilizers, fire retardants)
Plastic failure and forensic analysis
Plastic stabilization and degradation mechani ...
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About Priddy & Associates

Dr. Duane B Priddy is globally recognized for his outstanding accomplishments in Polymer Science and Engineering. He worked as a top Scientist for Dow Plastics for over 30 years. Dr. Priddy's skills as a Plastic Forensic and Plastic Failure Expert are unquestioned. He has lots of experience working on not only litigations involving plastic failure, but also has worked on litigations involving patent infringements. Dr. Priddy's consulting and expert witness company has many associates having over 300 years of combined experience covering all aspects of Plastics including fundamental properties/computer modeling (, manufacture (, molding/extrusion/thermoforming, and marketing. Dr. Priddy's associates cover the spectrum of experience and plastics including PET, PC, PVC, PE, PP, PS, Nylon, Polyurethanes, bio-degradable plastics (e.g., PLA), UHMWPE, films, foams, thermosets, and composite materials. These associates are available to serve as expert witnesses. References and further details of expertise are available upon request. Dr. Priddy's rates are highly competitive and Dr. Priddy and his associates pride themselves on their efficiency and work ethic. Finally, Dr. Priddy's plastic analysis and testing labaoratory is ISO-9000 certified and state-of-the-art ( For more information, contact Dr. Priddy 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. any day at (989)385-2355.

Areas of Expertise

Defective implants, Implant failure analysis, Plastic flammability/weatherability, Polystyrene, Polyethylene, Polycarbonate;, Polypropylene, PVC, Nylon

Expert Witness Categories

Failure Analysis, Plastics, Engineering - Chemical, Chemistry, Materials, Health and Safety

Summary of Experience

Ph.D. Organic Chemistry - 1971 - Michigan State University
BA Chemistry - 1966 - Olivet College, Olivet, MI

65 Issued United States Patents
>100 Publications including 5 encyclopedia articles and 8 book chapters
Author/Editor of book Modern Styrenic Polymers Wiley 2003

Over 30 years experience as a leading Research Scientist in Dow Plastics.



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