September Monthly Meeting

September Monthly Meeting


South Jersey American Chemical Society

ACS South Jersey Local Section Meeting

September 2018 Meeting


Choosing the Best Polyurethane Cast Elastomer for Demanding Applications

Dr. R. Scott Archibald, Ph.D.



Tuesday September 18 


Adelphia Restaurant
1750 Clements-Bridge Road
Deptford NJ 08096

5:30-6:30 P.M. Social Hour - SPONSORED BY COIM!  (i.e. 2 free drinks if you attend the dinner and meeting!)
6:30-7:45 P.M. Dinner
7:45 P.M. Seminar

$25 for members & guests
$10 for students


Polyurethane is a workhorse chemical product that helps drive the machinery of the world’s economy. This talk will provide an general overview of COIM and the urethane industry but focusing on the cast urethane market. Specifically, we will discuss how the chemistry of various urethane systems are used to increase the service life of many of end use cast urethane markets. We will explore the comparisons of urethane to other materials such as rubber and plastic system. We will explore the synthesis of urethane prepolymers and the processing of these materials into useful industrial articles. Discussions will continue on the variety of urethane chemical systems and how the chemistry is used to design new urethane articles.


Speaker Biography:

Scott has worked in the polymer industry for over twenty-five years. His polyurethane experience has focused on helping customers to solve their technical and manufacturing issues, determining the most appropriate polyurethane elastomer for each application, and developing new materials to solve targeted customer needs. Scott works for Coim USA as a R&D Manager and earned his Chemistry Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He also received his B.S. in Chemistry from Pennsylvania State University and has numerous patents and publications. Scott is married with two children and he enjoys traveling, astronomy, golfing, and genealogy.



The September meeting will be held at Adelphia Restaurant in Deptford.

The restaurant is located at 1750 Clements-Bridge Road, Deptford NJ 08096

Please call the restaurant at 856-845-8200 for directions if needed. You can also check their web site at


Please email your reservation by Friday, September 14. Be sure to indicate your dinner choice!

Please confirm your RSVP, happy hour attendance, and dinner choices to Peter Otton via the google form below:

New Jersey Department of Education Professional Development Provider number = 2538


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