Dr. Zahalka is Addivant’s Research Fellow and Global Sr. Technology Manager for Antioxidants, Light Stabilizers, Polymer Modifiers (reactive extrusion), and formulation development for polyolefins and elastomers. He is leading global introduction and positioning of Addivant’s new and novel phosphites as well as other novel formulated solutions for Polyolefins and Elastomers. And he is coordinating R&D projects with global customers, research institutes and universities.
Dr. Zahalka was a Professor of Chemistry (adjunct) and is the inventor/author of 125 patents, papers and presentations. His area of expertise: polymer additives, formulation development, reactive extrusion, Polyol/Polyurethane, Catalysis (Ziegler-Natta and metallocene) and Polymerization (Polyolefins and Elastomers). New product design and development from lab to commercialization. Six-Sigma GE certified Green Belt.
Value creation and product differentiation