Publications & Presentations

Published Books

Books I have contributed chapters to, plus Innovation Abyss where I am sole author.

Conference Chairing and Organizing

Polymer Degradation & Stabilisation Conference (Sweden 1999) – Organizer
Functional Fillers for Plastics, Intertech, (2002, 2007, 2008) – Chairman & Organizer
High Performance Plastics, RAPRA, Cologne (Germany 2011) – Organizer
Minerals in Compounding 2010, AMI, Atlanta Georgia (USA 2010, 2011, 2012) – Chairman / Organizer



Conference in Mineral Processing (1999)
Macromolecules ’99
Functional Fillers for Plastics (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008)
Nano-structured Materials (2002)
Engineering Thermoplastics (2004)
High Performance Fillers (2005*, 2006, 2007)
Cosmeceuticals Summit 2008
AddCon 2008
Nanopolymers (2008, 2009)
NPE/Antec (2009)
Advanced Materials Symposium (2009)
USM Business School (2009, 2010)
Smart Polymer Systems (2010)
Minerals in Compounding (2010, 2011**, 2012)
Plastics Modification: Additives, Compounding & Coatings (2011, 2012)
Silicone Elastomers 2011
Dragonite – SPE New Jersey Section 2011
Fire Retardants in Plastics 2012
InnoPlast Solutions 2012
BCC 2012
Polymer Foam 2012
Fire Retardants in Plastics 2014
Polymers in Cables 2014**
NPE/Antec (keynote) – USA (2015)
Plastics in Motion 2015
Compounding World Forum 2014*, 2016**
* Voted best presenter
** Voted best presentation and best presenter



Open Innovation Awards

Innocentive Challenge 9542841 Fast Absorbing POP-UP Material
Innocentive Challenge 9933601 New Uses for Spheroidal, Porous 5 Micron Amorphous Silica Particles‏
Innocentive Challenge 9933543 Corona-Resistant Materials for the Protection of Industrial Products


Contracted Training Presentations

Blow Fill Seal Annual Meeting – USA 2002
Omya – Switzerland 2004
Sasol – Germany 2005
Intertech-Pira Polymer Composite Workshops – UK 2003, Germany 2004, USA 2008
Introduction to Composites web seminar for SpecialChem – 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015
Advanced Composites web seminar for SpecialChem – 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015
Introduction to POSS web seminar for SPE – USA 2009
POSS Flow Aids & Dispersants web seminar, SpecialChem – USA 2009
SpecialChem Innovation Workshop NPE/Antec – USA 2009
Innovation in Industry web seminar for SpecialChem – 2009
Impact Modification Strategies for Engineering Plastics web seminar, SpecialChem – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
Dispersants and Coupling Agents web seminar, SpecialChem – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
Cray Valley / Total – Dispersants and Coupling Agents – USA 2011, 2013
Ascend Performance Materials – USA 2014
Exxon – Houston – USA 2014
HP – USA 2016
InnoPlast Solutions Polymeric Formulations Compounded for High-performance – USA 2016


Publications (excluding conference papers)

The Surface Characterization of Polyacrylonitrile-based Carbon Fibres by Electrochemical Techniques
S. J. Porter, C. L. DeArmitt, R. Robinson, J. P. Kirby and D. C. Bott, High Perf. Polym., 1 (1), 85, (1989).

Synthesis of Novel Polyaniline Colloids Using Chemically Grafted Poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone)-Based Stabilizers
C. DeArmitt and S. P. Armes, J. Colloid Interf. Sci., 150 (1), 134, (1992).

A novel N-substituted polyaniline derivative
C. DeArmitt, S. P. Armes, J. Winter, F. A. Uribe, S. Gottesfeld and C. Mombourquette, Polymer, 34 (1), 158, (1993).

Colloidal Dispersions of Surfactant-Stabilized Polypyrrole Particles
C. DeArmitt and S. P. Armes, Langmuir, 9, 652, (1993).

Surface Composition of Surfactant-stabilised Polypyrrole Colloids
S. Y. Luk, W. Lineton, M. Keane, C. DeArmitt and S. P. Armes, J. Chem. Soc. Faraday Trans., 91 (5), 905, (1995).

A study of the kinetics of polymerization of aniline using proton NMR spectroscopy
M. T. Gill, S. E. Chapman, C. L. DeArmitt, F. L. Baines, C. M. Dadswell, J. G. Stamper, G. A. Lawless, N. C. Billingham,S. P. Armes, Synthetic Metals, 93, 227, (1998).

Improving synthetic hindered phenol antioxidants; Learning a lesson from vitamin E
K. D. Breese, J.-F. Lamèthe and C. DeArmitt, Polymer Degradation and Stability, 70, 89, (2000).

Filled polypropylene: a cost – performance comparison of common fillers
C. DeArmitt & K. Breese, Plastics Additives & Compounding (Elsevier), 3, 9, 28-33 (2001).

Synthesis and evaluation of hyperbranched phenolic antioxidants of three different generations
H. Bergenudd, P. Eriksson, C. DeArmitt, B. Stenberg, E. Malmström Jonsson, 76, 503-509, (2002).

Fillers & Surface Treatment
C. DeArmitt & R. Rothon, Plastics Additives & Compounding (Elsevier), 4, 5, 12-14 (2002).

Thermoplastic Composites (Chapter 8)
C. DeArmitt & M. Hancock, Particulate-Filled Polymer Composites, 2nd Edition, Editor Professor R. Rothon, RAPRA, UK, 2003.

Composites Using Nano-Fillers (Chapter 10)
C. DeArmitt & R. Rothon, Particulate-Filled Polymer Composites, 2nd Edition, Editor Professor R. Rothon, RAPRA, UK, 2003.

Raising the softening point of PVC
C. DeArmitt, Plastics Additives & Compounding (Elsevier), 6, 4, 32 (2004).

Styrene-based polymers offer diversity for processors
C. DeArmitt, Modern Plastics, World Encyclopedia, 2004. (Revised & reprinted in 2005).

Thermoplastic compounds: finding the balance between performance and cost
C. DeArmitt, Plastics Additives & Compounding (Elsevier), 7, 2, 26-29 (2005).

Fancy Fillers
C. DeArmitt & R. Rothon, Plastics Additives & Compounding (Elsevier), 7, 4, 28-31 (2005).

Understanding filler interactions improves impact resistance
C. DeArmitt Plastics Additives & Compounding (Elsevier), 8, 4, 34-39 (2006).

New thermo-opaque thermoplastics offer novel visual effects
C. DeArmitt Plastics Additives & Compounding (Elsevier), 9, 6, 30-31 (2007).

POSS User’s Guide
C. DeArmitt POSS User’s Guide 700 downloads per month since 2007.

POSS keeps high temperature plastics flowing
C. DeArmitt & P. Wheeler, Plastics Additives & Compounding (Elsevier), 10, 4, 36-39 (2008).

Polyhedral Oligomericsilsequioxanes: Additives for Unique Cosmetic Properties
C. DeArmitt Cosmetics & Toiletries (Allured Publishing), 123, 8, 51-56 (2008).

POSS Handbook
C. DeArmitt (properties and applications of polyhedral oligomericsilsesquioxanes).

Innovation in Industry
C. DeArmitt, SpecialChem Marketing and Innovation Newsletter #3, July 2009.

Filled with Success
C. DeArmitt, Compounding World, July / August 2010.

The Open Approach to Open Innovation
C. DeArmitt, European Plastics News, November 2010.

Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsequioxane (POSS) Enhanced Plastics (Chapter 23)
C. DeArmitt, Functional Fillers for Plastics, 2nd Edition, Editor Professor M. Xanthos, Wiley-VCH, 2010.

Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes in Plastics (Chapter 5)
C. DeArmitt, Applications of Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes, Editor C. Hartman-Thompson, Springer Press, 2011.

Functional Fillers for Plastics (Chapter 26)
C. DeArmitt, Applied Plastics Engineering Handbook: Processing and Materials, Editor Myer Kutz, PDL, 2011.

Dispersants and Coupling Agents (Chapter 25)
C. DeArmitt, R. N. Rothon, Applied Plastics Engineering Handbook: Processing and Materials, Editor Myer Kutz, PDL, 2011.

Making the Most of Minerals
C. DeArmitt, Compounding World, February 2011.

Dragonite Handbook (the definitive guide to properties and applications of the nanotubular mineral halloysite)
C. DeArmitt, 2012.

Magnetite (chapter)
C. DeArmitt, Encyclopedia of Polymers and Composites, Springer 2014.

Particulate Fillers, Selection, and Use in Polymer Composites (chapter)
C. DeArmitt and R. Rothon, Encyclopedia of Polymers and Composites, Springer 2014.

Surface Modifiers for Use with Particulate Fillers (chapter)
C. DeArmitt, Encyclopedia of Polymers and Composites, Springer 2014.

Magnetite: exploring the multi-functional filler
C. DeArmitt, Compounding World, August 2015.

Innovation Abyss: An Innovator’s Solutions to Corporate Innovation Failure (book)
C. DeArmitt, available on Amazon as hardback and Kindle versions.

Plastics Materials, 8th Edition
J A Brydson and M Gilbert Eds. Manuscript in preparation, Elsevier.


Patents (in addition to over 30 invention registrations at Electrolux/Frigidaire)

EP 1 582 136 Dishwasher Provided with a Hot Warning Device for the Temperature of the Dishes
Christopher Lynn DeArmitt, Fabio Spizzo

DE 10 2005 027 547 Polymer films with improved scratch-resistance
Dr. Chris DeArmitt, Asimina Kavarnou, Dr. Graham Edmund McKee, Steffen Funkhauser

DE 10 2005 046 818 Tough, filler-containing styrenic polymer based materials
Dr. Graham Edmund McKee, Hans-Jürgen Renner, Dr. Daniel Wagner, Dr. Chris DeArmitt

DE 10 2006 011 074 Polymer blend, useful for the production of foil, molded body or fiber, comprises acrylate rubber modified vinyl aromatic copolymer, glycol modified PET, phase mediator and fibrous- or particulate fillers
Dr. Chris DeArmitt, Dr. Graham Edmund McKee, Robert Huber, Dr. Michael Breulmann

EP 1 770 114 Sound damping sheets based on styrenic SBS polymers
Chris DeArmitt, Konrad Knoll, Robert Huber

WO 2006/048168 Method for Producing Polymer Compositions Containing Mineral Oil and a Filler
Christof Mehler, Chris DeArmitt, Philippe Desbois, Norbert Niessner, Claudius Schwittay, Jürgen Koch, Hans-Dieter Schwabe

WO 2006/053711 Tenacious Moulded Masses Containing Fillers and Based on Styrol Polymers
Graham Edmund McKee, Hans-Jürgen Renner, Daniel Wagner, Chris DeArmitt

WO 2007/113297 Method for Coagulating Aqueous Polymer Dispersions
Chris De Armitt, Graham Edmund McKee, Konrad Mitulla

WO 2007/118788 Continuous Process for Performing a Chemical Reaction in which a Gaseous Phase is added to a Charge Stream Comprising one or more Solid Phases which have been Dissolved or Dispersed in Water
Wolfgang Fischer, Rainer Bardon, Chris DeArmitt

WO 2007/118796 Continuous Process for Performing a Reaction
Chris De Armitt

WO 2008/031719 UV-Stabilizers for Plastics
Chris DeArmitt, Graham Edmund McKee, Moritz Ehrenstein, Norbert Mosbach

WO 2008/065133 Method for Producing Dyed Textiles Comprising Polypropylene Fibres
Claudia Sierakowski, Chris DeArmitt, Hans-Helmut Görtz, Martin Weber, Philippe Desbois, Helmut Reichelt, Peter Poganiuch

EP 1 985 663 Moulded Article with Temperature Dependent Transparency
Chris DeArmitt, Graham Edmund McKee

WO 2015/031629 Dynamic Tactile Interface
Micah Yairi, Christopher DeArmitt, Michael Hammersley