Chris is considered one of the top plastic materials experts and problem-solvers in the world, which is why companies like HP, Apple, P&G, iRobot, Eaton, Total, and Disney come to him for help.
A deep understanding of materials combined with high creativity allows Chris to quickly solve even the toughest challenges. As one example, he solved a serious production issue that had plagued BASF for 30 years and cost them millions.
He has also received six open innovation cash prizes, placing him among the top 0.01% of innovators. In 2016, he published the book Innovation Abyss which reveals the true reasons for innovation failure and the proven path to success.
In 2018, Chris was featured on CBS's 60 Minutes with Scott Pelley as an expert witness in a class-action lawsuit related to Marlex mesh plastic implants. He helped thousands of women get settlements. Later television appearances include Sky News and the BBC as well as assorted radio and internet media interviews.
In 2020, Dr. DeArmitt published The Plastics Paradox, the first comprehensive, scientific overview of plastics materials and the environment covering all topics including waste, litter, microplastics, degradation, ocean plastics and more. Having read over 3000 peer-reviewed articles and life cycle studies, he is the preeminent expert on the topic and acclaimed keynote speaker.
Chris has a multitude of granted patents as well as numerous articles, book chapters, encyclopedia chapters, and conference presentations to his name. He is an award-winning keynote speaker educating global audiences on plastic materials science and the environmental effects of plastics.