November 19, 2020 at 12:00pm-1:00pm EST
Dr. Jeffrey Cernohous, COO of Interfacial Consultants, will describe how he and his group created high performance composite materials utilizing 90% PCR content, that have been rapidly adopted at commercial scale.
Technical talk hosted by the Palisades-New Jersey Section.
Recycled plastic feedstocks, specifically those derived from post-consumer recycled waste (PCR) offer economic incentives to materials formulators and processors. However, such materials are extremely difficult to operationalize given the inherent compositional and rheological variability of these streams. This talk will describe how we created high performance composite materials utilizing 90% PCR content, that have been rapidly adopted at commercial scale. To achieve this required a combination of innovative material science and processing strategies.
Dr. Jeffrey Cernohous, COO, Interfacial Consultants, has successfully founded several companies, including Interfacial Solutions, which was acquired by Stratasys. In 2012, he founded Magma Flooring, a company focused on creating high performance substrates from recycled plastics. Dr. Cernohous founded Interfacial Consultants, LLC in 2016, a company that is focused on creating novel materials and process technology platforms for its customer base. Interfacial Consultants bought out Magma shareholders in late 2017. This is now IFC’s Engineered Substrates Division. In 2018, IFC entered into a 50/50 joint venture with Nagase to form Infinite Material Solutions, a company focused on providing disruptive materials to the Additive Manufacturing Market. In 2020, Nagase acquired 75% of IFC. Dr. Cernohous is IFC’s Chief Operating Officer at present. IFC currently employs ~80 staff and operates in five facilities having more than 120,000 ft2 of research, development and manufacturing space.