Dr David Cook

David Cook


Plastics/polymers processing, medical product development and testing, failure analysis


MSc and PhD in Chemical Engineering (Polymers)


Over 30 years

David has worked in the plastics industry for over 30 years. At Exova he has been a team leader in numerous projects involving polymers/plastics including new product development, test method development, failure analysis for products and processes, and litigation support.

Some noteworthy projects at Exova include:

  • Development of a coating process and design/construction of prototype production equipment to produce drug-coated stents for first-in-human (FIH) trials
  • Polymerization kinetics study of UV cured polymer in a zero-gravity environment
  • Formulation of PTC compound (carbon black /polyethylene) for production of temperature-controlled heating cable
  • Process development and production of prototypes of polyurethane fiber reinforced vascular grafts
  • Research paper on potential thermochromic coatings for spacecraft for the Canadian Space Agency
  • Development of a method to measure the permeation of gasoline through polymer test plaques to simulate loss in plastic gas tanks. Won best presentation award for ANTEC rotational molding conference, 2006.

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