JEFFREY STRARCHER, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, NEW MARKETS, CRESTAPOL URETHANE ACRYLATE RESINS / SCOTT BADER
In the past, polyesters, vinyl esters and epoxies have been the major players in technologies such as vacuum infusion, pultrusion and SMC/BMC. Each technology has its own merit, but I would like to introduce a new technology – Urethane Acrylate Technology. Like epoxies, UA’s give us the ability manufacture resins with variable glass transition temperatures (Tg’s), modulus and most importantly, toughness. Pre-reacting the urethane allows customers the benefits of having urethane in the product but not having to handle the dangerous isocyanates. Tough, high Tg, shorter de-mould times, faster pultrusion runs and now the ability to thicken for SMC/BMC,all while making parts with fiberglass and carbon fiber for the likes of the automotive market that is clamoring for tough, light weight parts for near exhaust and under the hood applications.
Jeffrey holds a B.S. Degree in Business from Indiana Wesleyan Univ., has worked almost his entire career in the chemical industry. His industry experiences include lab technician at Bayer in Pittsburgh, PA, to becoming a bench chemist for Lord Corp. At Lord, he made the move from’ the lab, where he worked in developing epoxies, urethanes and silicones for the electronics industry. into Technical sales and then sales management. For the past 11 years, Jeff has been working for Scott Bader Inc. Jeff was in sales the first 10 years and this year has moved to Business Manager for Crestapol Urethane Acrylate resins.