Arthur Finkle

Chemical Consultant
Certificate # 981
The Finkle Consultancy
119 Woodbine Lane
Fairfield, CT 06825
Phone #: 203 572-8923
Fax #: 203 371-8892
If you are looking for a person with a vast amount of Chemical experience who loves a challenge that will allow him to draw on his mechanical and electrical expertise, then consider The Finkle Consultancy. Everybody likes to say that they think out of the box, but if you read my two cases you will see that I also think out of the drum. Spend a few minutes and you might enjoy the synopses just for fun.


After a long 44 year career in Sales, I’m not quite sure you could say I’ve seen it all, But I’ve seen a lot.

Because of my vast experience in an amazing amount of industries, I’ve been able to solve process problems. I’m proud of my problem-solving expertise which goes from simple to complex.

Case one:

After 12 years one of the companies I worked for had returns which amounted to 60,000 pounds of material. Some of the product leaked and was put in to overpack drums, some had lids which popped off and were buried into a very viscous sticky material weighing 100 pounds. I needed to get the lids out, in some instances repackage the material or have it burnt at a cost of $10.00 per pound. I purchased a pulley system with a mechanical advantage of 4 so all I had to do is lift 25 pounds. I needed a lid  grabber which consisted of a vice grip plier and I had to come up with a unique way to attach the pliers to the pulley system – so simple but I’ll bet very few of you have ever attached vice grips in this manner. I had product moved to the corner of the pallet racks, moved the drums into place, clamped the vice grip on the lid and lifted the drum and slowly the lid would release as the drum would slide to the pallet. I next replaced the lid with a new one. In this way I was able to salvage all the 60,000 pounds to a non-critical customer for $1.00 a pound and save the $600,000 disposal cost.

Case 2:

Low Mw rubber is packaged in a nylon bag which is placed in a 100 # fiber drum. One customer used to dump the liner and product and slice the nylon, peel it away and dump the rubber into his process. I got a call that his worker sliced his arm with the knife and what did I recommend to literally “stop the bleeding”. The glass industry uses cut proof clothes and gloves, so initially I made sure his workers had the correct safety clothing. I devised an automated lifting and pneumatic valve system that clamps and blows the product out of the package. This system eliminates the nylon cutting and manual lifting altogether. Accidents have been eliminated, and only one person is needed to unload material where before there were two.


A sampling of industries:

Leather, car seat, gloves etc.
Paper specialty including paper gaskets
Aircraft – Investment casting -aircraft turbine blades,
Plating – Electronics, wear, aircraft, hardware, automotive.
Paint & Coatings (Marine Antifoulants) Marine – bake enamels, water based, oil based paints.
Glass – window sealants
PVC – vinyl windows, siding
Rubber – hose, gaskets, seals, belting, convertible tops., pressure diaphragms, electrical insulators, chewing gum, medical adhesives
Flame retardants (Antimony Oxide)
Pigments, dispersions, thickeners (Carbopol)
Printed Circuit boards – Dry film photo resists



Clarkson University – 1964 – 1968 BS ID
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – 1970-1973 MBA


Troy High School – 1968-1971 Teacher
Christian Brother’s Accademy – 1972-1974, Teacher
Hooker Chemical & Plastics (Oxy Chem) 1974 -1980 Chem Sales
M&T chemnical(Arkema)Senior 1980 – 1989 – Account Manager, Marketing Manager
BF Goodrich 1990-1999 Senior Account Manager
PolyOne (Hexpol)1999 -2003 Senior Account Manager
BASF 2003 -2019 Senior Account Manager

Patents and Publications:

Designed a robotic arm to automatically unload a 100 pound drum of liquid rubber.

Amalgamated my expertise with PVC extrusion and rubber mixing to give seminars on how to make a medical product using a continuous mixer without batch to batch variance.

Society Memberships:

Certified Electro Plater Finisher