Salvatore J. Monte


Salvatore Monte

Salvatore J. Monte is the President of Kenrich Petrochemicals, Inc. and is a co-owner of the company, which has been in business for over sixty years.

As President, Sal heads up the research and development, marketing, and sales divisions of the company. Under Sal’s leadership and chemical knowledge of plastics, thermosets and elastomers, the company has continued to grow and emerge strong in this tough economic global economy. Sal received his B.C.E. from Manhattan College in 1961 and M.S. in Polymeric Materials from NYU Poly in 1969. Sal holds thirty U.S. Patents filed worldwide with the most recent patent issued November 26, 2013 entitled, “CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND COMPOSITIONS FROM OIL-CONTAINING FILLER”. Four Hundred and Fifty ACS CAS abstracted patents, technical papers; journal articles and book chapters on applications of organometallics and reactive diluents in thermosets and thermoplastics are attributed to Sal. In addition, he has authored a 340-page Ken-React® Reference Manual on Titanates, Zirconates and Aluminates — 78,000 copies printed; authored several book chapters (Most recent – Chapter 5 – Functional Fillers – Wiley-VCH, 2005 – edited 2010); testified on several occasions before the U.S. Congress on Intellectual Property and Trade issues; and lectured on coupling agents around the world including: Europe, Greece, Turkey, South America, Canada, Mexico, India, Australia, South Korea and Japan. Sal’s titanate technology is being used in thousands of commercial applications such as to: improve plastics recycling; make brighter PDA screens; longer lasting cosmetics; safer propellants; sharper copier toner; render conventional plastics anaerobic landfill biodegradable; and make more efficient use of the raw materials used in the rubber, plastic, paint, advanced composites, automotive and construction industries.

Sal is a licensed Professional Engineer in NJ; Voted to the Board of Governors of the Plastics Pioneers Association; Member of Society of Petroleum Engineers; Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE); SPE Honored Service Member; SPE: Former Member of the Finance Committee and Technical Advisory Board, Past-Chairman of ANTEC Operations 2007; Past-Chairman of the FOAMS 2000 and 2002 Technical Conferences and Co-Chair of FOAMS 2009, 2011, & 2014; Councilor & Past Chairman-Thermoplastic Materials & Foams Division of SPE (1997 –2000); Past President – SPE Palisades-New Jersey Section-2009; Proxy Councilor for Israel, Italy and Belgium; Past Chairman of the New York Rubber Group – ACS Rubber Division; twice winner of the C. Homer Flynn Award for Technical Excellence – Federated Society of Coatings Technology; member AIChE; member SAMPE; member American Chemical Society, Voting Member to the SPI (Society of Plastics Industries), CPIA (Canadian Plastics Industries Association) and ACMA (American Composites Manufacturers Association); Life Member of the National Defense Industrial Council; voted Businessman of the Year 2015 by the Bayonne Chamber of Commerce, Paul Harris Fellow; former Trustee for the Walter Head Foundation of District 7490 of Rotary International; and listed in Who’s Who in Finance and Industry and Who’s Who in the World.