David Savastano, Editor11.20.17
After graduating from college, Mathew C. Mathew decided to gain some experience in industry before returning to academia. It proved to be an excellent decision as Mathew, technical director at Sun Chemical, recently was honored with NAPIM’s prestigious Technical Achievement Award for his contributions to the industry.
“I graduated from University of Aston with honors and decided to get some industrial experience rather than continuing with academic research,” Mathew said. “I started as a liquid chemist with Manders in Wolverhampton, England and then moved to Ault & Wiborg in Bristol, England as senior chemist.”
In 1987, Mathew started working at Sun Chemical’s Carlstadt technical center in 1987, and soon was leading the lamination ink lab.
“This was a small group of highly committed people who worked closely with the polymer group to formulate several water and solvent lamination ink systems,” he recalled. “We had seven
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