Our Services

How We Structure Projects

Typical consulting services are usually billed on an hourly basis, and we certainly serve our Expert Witness customers in this way.  However, for industrial clients who are cognizant of cost vs. performance, we prefer to structure our services on a project format.  In this way, we charge a monthly fee for the project work, for the mutually agreed duration of the project. Beyond Limits  doesn’t believe that a “meter” should ever be running in such partnerships, and don’t want to place a client in the po­sition of making an investment decision ­every time consulting may be required. Conse­quently, the client has access to our consulting resources during the project for this monthly project fee. In this manner, investment is known and fixed from the outset, and a full assessment of the value of Beyond Limits services can be made at the end of the project.  This monthly investment will include unlimited email, research and other electronic correspondence to ensure we diligently service your technical and commercial needs.  In addition, should site visits be required, at your factory or laboratory, this will be included in the monthly fee on a mutually agreed timetable.  Travel expense are the resonsibility of the client, and will be billed as accrued.
  

Product Application Expertise

  
Product and Market Development for All Thermoplastics
Design validation for Product Applications
Raw Material Selection (polymers and additives) and Procurement for Best Cost/Performance
Custom Compound Formulations, Marketing Research and Applications Development (including processing) for Specific Applications, for example:
Electrical and Electronics
Custom formulations for Flame Retardant Applications (Halogen and non-Halogen)
Automotive
Durable Products
Packaging Products
Appliances
Lawn & Garden
Wire and Cable
Medical
Sustainable Products
  

Plastics Recipes and Formulations

  Polymer Compound Recommendations, including Deformulation, Additives, Alloys, Blends and Specialty Formulations
Polyolefins, Polyamides, Polyesters, Polycarbonates, ABS, Alloys, PVC
Advanced Composites
Nanocomposites
  

Plastics Processing

Expert services in twin screw compounding, including specific screw designs for engineering plastics products, processing set up and tasks to improve quality.  We also offer other plastics processing expertise, such as injection molding, blow molding, sheet and profile extrusion, etc.    
Twin Screw Extrusion Processing and Compounding
Reactive Extrusion (Grafting, Compatibilization)
Batch Compounding Processes (e.g. Banbury)
Fabrication
Extrusion (sheet, film, profile, wire and cable)
Injection Molding
  

Quality and Laboratory Development

Plastics testing and development, ASTM and ISO standards
ISO/IEC 17025:2005 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories
(we can prepare your lab to comply with this standard)
UL standards expertise for plastics (UL94, 746A, B, C)

Expert Witness

As an expert witness in plastics and polymers, Dr. Davidson can provide clients with expert services, whether in litigation, testimony, or product failure investigation.