About nikita pratap
Michigan Technological University
2019 - 2020
• Spearheaded development of next-gen healthcare & food packaging solutions that meet FDA, industry, and consumer demands by implementing GMP and sustainability principles. • Worked closely and extensively on blown and cast film extrusion, slitting, printing, coating, lamination, thermoforming and pouch making processes by supporting and covering R&D trials in a cleanroom environment and documenting SOPs for the same. • Experienced in conducting analytical & physical tests ( lap shear test, tensile dogbone pull test, Puncture test, tear test etc.) for product development & manufacturing operations with Instron standards. • Applied DOE principles to reduce impact modifier percentage in CPET+ trays resulting in saving of $600,000/year/line. • Experienced in thermal packaging design and testing according to ASTM standards.
2017 - 2017
United Paints & Chemicals
• Pioneered research and development of company’s first low VOC paint project. • Saved $30k by implementing lean principles of 5S, poka-yoke, VSM & standardized company worksheets. • Negotiated with stakeholders on developing paints that meet aesthetic & performance requirements.