Kenneth Sinclair

Principal Consultant at EnerChemTek, Inc.

Ken Sinclair is the Principal of STA*Research, a consultancy set up in 1996 that specializes in the strategic interpretation of technology for the plastics industries. Ken has more than 25 years experience as a consultant to the petrochemicals and polymers industries. He is a specialist in polyolefin technology, and specifically in the relationships between catalyst/process combinations and the structures, properties, applications, markets, and costs of polymers produced. His primary aim is to provide the industry with insights into the role of technology and its exploitation in the achievement of competitive advantage.

Ken grew up in South Africa and graduated with a BSc. in Chemical Engineering from Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg. Before establishing STA in 1996, he spent 8 years with chemical plant contractors in the United Kingdom, followed by 6 years as a Consultant with Chem Systems International in London, and 16 years as a Senior Consultant with SRI International in California. Specialties: Polyethylene industry & manufacturing technologies Polypropylene industry & manufacturing technologies Catalysts for polyolefins Ziegler, metallocene & single-site catalysts Specialty polyolefins: UHMWPE, plastomers, elastomers, compounds