Apex Container Tech Inc

Apex Container Tech Inc

Ottmar Brandau

172 A Elizabeth Street Guelph, ON N1E2X3

About the Expert

Internationally renowned expert in the plastic container industry with 35 years of experience in the field. He has written 4 books and numerous articles on various subjects in the areas of blow molding and injection molding, has been a speaker at a number of industry related conferences, and testified in court.

Areas of Expertise

  • Packaging
  • Plastics

Expert's Profile

Abstract: Mr. Brandau has been in the plastics industry since 1978 and worked in a number of positions that enable him to knowledgeably investigate a large range of issues, be they patent, personal injury, or product liability cases.

Mr. Brandau is principal of Apex Container Tech Inc., specializing in support of companies that injection or blow mold containers. In particular this includes injection molding of preforms, extrusion blow molding, single-stage stretch blow molding, and two-stage stretch blow molding. He has done extensive training sessions at Fortune 500 companies like Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola but has also been involved in much smaller companies. He is routinely called to troubleshoot process problems and design of blow molded and injection molded parts. His process experience allows him a more rounded approach to design problems.
He has also designed entire plants with all aspects of the primary machinery and auxiliary equipment.
Mr. Brandau's hands-on experience coupled with a strong background in material science and design of parts and plants provide a strong technical foundation when investigating cases of patent infringement, personal injury, or product failure.

Legal Experience:
Seitz vs. KHS/Norgren patent validation: Extensive reporting, testified in London High Court; decision in our favor
Avramento vs. State of Washington personal injury: reporting; case settled before trial
Consolidated vs. Vanga product liability: extensive reporting; case settled before trial
Evian vs. Nestle patent infringement: reporting; case settled before trial
Lifetime vs. Maxchief patent infringement; extensive reporting, two depositions, and testified at hearing

Personal Achievements

Education

  • 1989 - 1991 Humber College, Ontario
  • Certificate in Digital Electronics
  • 1983 - 1986 State Technical College, Berlin, Germany
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 1966 - 1974 Theodor Heuss Highschool, Heilbronn, Germany
  • Grade 13 Diploma

Organizations

  • Member of the Society of Plastic Engineers
  • Member of the Standards & Certification Committee of the Canadian Plastics Sector Council
  • Member of Mensa Canada
  • Listed with Guideline Expert Database as expert in Plastics Packaging
  • Listed with Round Table Group Expert Database as expert in Plastics Packaging

Publications

  • Author of: “Stretch Blow Molding – A Hands-on Guide”, now available in a second, enhanced edition
  • Author of “Extrusion Blow Molding – a Comprehensive Guide”
  • Co-author of “The Rapid Guide to Perfect Preforms”
  • Co-author and editor of “Bottles, Preforms, Closures – A Design Guide for PET Packaging”, also now in a second edition
  • Numerous articles in trade magazines
  • Speaker at various conferences

Military service

  • Military service in German army

More Information

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Apex Container Tech Inc is listed with ExpertPages in the following jurisdictions: All US Regions and States, Canada (all Provinces).