Steven Goldstein — a well-known expert in plastics colorants and additives — died June 26 at age 59.
Goldstein's plastics career covered almost 30 years. Since 2010, he had been technology director for Clariant Masterbatches, one of North America's largest makers of color and additive concentrates. In that role, Goldstein was in charge of research and development at 11 sites in the U.S. and Canada.
Prior to joining Clariant, Goldstein spent 22 years with BASF Corp. including 18 years in that firm's color and additives business. He also was a very active member of the Society of Plastics Engineers, delivering many papers and serving on the board of SPE's color and appearance division.
Goldstein earned his PhD from Emory University and his master's degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Both degrees were in organic chemistry.
Survivors include his wife Roberta and three sons.