Edward Petrie has been active in the adhesives industry for over 35 years – both in the formulation side and the end-use sides of the industry. He has a BS (Chemical Engineering) and MS (Polymer Science) degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Duquesne University.
Throughout his industrial career, Mr. Petrie has been employed by two major global corporations ABB and Westinghouse as an internal consultant in adhesives and polymeric materials. In both corporations he was part of the Central Research Laboratories and assisted all of the divisions within the organization.
His expertise includes material and process selection, testing, formulating, substrate preparation, and quality control with emphasis on the end-user application and performance requirements. Applications include structural as well as non-structural joining of all materials. Mr. Petrie is also an expert in joining polymeric materials by all methods including mechanical fastening, self-fastening, and heat and solvent welding.
Mr. Petrie has authored over 100 papers on adhesives as well as the popular Handbook of Adhesives and Sealants (McGraw-Hill, October 2000) and Plastic Materials and Processes – A Concise Encyclopedia (John Wiley & Sons, August 2003). He has also given seminars and adhesives and adhesion to corporations, universities, and government organizations.
Currently, Mr. Petrie is an independent consultant and sole proprietor of EMP Solutions. He is also Technical Advisor and Consultant to Specialchem4adhesive.com, an online service platform dedicated entirely to adhesives and sealants.