Shelton, CT, October 17, 2022
Mica Corporation, a leading manufacturer of water-based primers and coatings to the global flexible converting industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Yong Zheng in Application Development and Technical Service.
In this role, Yong will guide new MICA products through the development process from laboratory to pilot trials, customer trials, and commercialization. He will work closely with Mica’s research and development and sales teams to advance the organization’s business goals, product development efforts, and customer-specific initiatives. He will also provide technical support, leadership, and guidance to both internal and external stakeholders.
Yong has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University. He spent the 16 years prior to joining Mica finding technical solutions for customers and driving market development strategies for industry giants such as SK Geo Centric, Dow Chemical, and Evergreen Packaging. He has extensive experience helping to develop and find new markets for polyethylene and copolymer products, such as ethylene acrylic acid, ionomer, and MAH grafted polyethylene.
Yong holds 12 patents and has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and white papers for publications such as Polymer Engineering and Science, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, and the Journal of Plastic Film and Sheeting. Yong is an active member of both the Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE) and the Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI).
For more than 50 years, Mica has been a pioneer and leading supplier of water-based primers and coatings that offer adhesion and other properties to the global converting industry. Mica’s innovative products are used in the manufacture of thin-film, lightweight, biodegradable, compostable, reusable, and recyclable structures. All MICA products are backed by customized support provided by an award-winning technical team.