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Dr Terence A Cooper

Specialities

Materials and Design

  • Additives &property modification

  • Analysis

  • Biomaterials

  • Materials selection

  • Product design

Processing

  • Equipment

  • Fibre reinforced

  • Film extrusion

  • Injection moulding

  • Mixing and compounding

  • Profile and sheet extrusion

  • Quality assurance

Secondary Operations

  • Testing

Commercial

  • Environmental and recycling

  • Marketing and market research

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Strategic planning and forecasting

  • Technology transfer and licensing

Markets

  • Automotive

  • Biomedical

  • Building

  • General products

  • Packaging

Other Skills

  • Authoring

  • Benchmarking

  • Degradation

  • Literature and patent search

  • Project management

  • Training

  • Trouble shooting

Personal Profile

Dr Terry Cooper

Company Profile

ARGO Group International specializes in Worldwide Consulting and Development Services in the following areas:

1. MONOMER AND POLYMER CHEMISTRY AND TECHNOLOGY New Product, Manufacturing Process, and Market Development in:

  • Olefinic, vinylic, styrenic, acrylic and methacrylic copolymer systems.

  • Thermoplastics and polymer blends products and processing.

  • Elastomers, thermosets and composites.

  • Reactive and functional polymers.

  • Polymer modification and reactive extrusion.

  • Biobased, biodegradable and compostable polymers and plastics.

  • Water-soluble polymers, particularly polyvinyl alcohol, and superabsorbants.

  • Adhesives, sealants, pottants, inks and coatings.

  • Styrene monomer.

2. MARKET AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

  • Materials selection.

  • Strategic R&D and technology portfolio analysis.

  • R&D/business/market analysis, planning and management.

  • Technology due diligence.

3. ENVIRONMENTAL

  • Materials separation, recycling and reclamation. Waste minimization.

  • UK and EC Environmental Monitoring and Emissions Control Legislation.

  • EC Packaging and Landfill Directive legislation.

4. CHEMICAL AND POLYMER PROCESS EQUIPMENT BROKERING

  • Chemical and Polymer Process Equipment Procurement.

  • Investment Recovery.

ARGO Group International are the UK and Ireland representatives for GEM-Chem books and articles on Polymer Science, Technology and Marketing.

Specific projects have included:

  • Assessing the technology base, helping raise investment funding, planning and setting up R&D and market development programs and facilities and hiring personnel, and serving as R&D Director and Business Development Director for a UK-based start-up company specializing in biodegradable and water-soluble plastics.

  • Serving on the advisory board and R&D management team and helping raise investment funding for a US-based start-up company developing new processes for materials recycling, particularly municipal solid waste, fly ash and tires, and products made from the recyclates.

  • Developing team methodology for identifying market needs and quickly matching them with new technology development to minimize time-to-market;

  • Consulting on and planning R&D strategy and programs in conjunction with business management and marketing functions.

  • Managing R&D, technical service and manufacturing support worldwide for a 20 million lb/year functional oligomer product.

  • Setting up and managing a worldwide quality/technical service support function for styrene manufacturing and marketing for a US manufacturer.

  • Reorganizing R&D, technical service, and QC functions, integrating them with sales and manufacturing, and R&D program planning for a US UV-curable printing ink manufacturer.

  • Serving on the management team for a US-Japanese joint venture in Japan.

  • Setting up and managing R&D facilities, programs and product development, helping raise investment funds and acting as Chief Technology Officer for a Japanese-based start-up company specializing in high-performance optical polymer products and display systems.

  • Developing US market data, contacts and market development plan for a Japanese epoxy resin producer.

  • Evaluating test data for a US marketer of automotive oil additives.

  • Evaluating the technology base for a US producer of dipped latex elastomeric products.

  • Performing product development and materials selection consulting for a UK research company specializing in development of advanced building construction technology.

  • Developing improved curable fluxing adhesives for printed circuit boards for a US electronics materials company.

  • Developing improved optical coatings for a US medical diagnostic nanoprobe start-up company.

  • Evaluating present manufacturing processes and composite products and designing improved epoxy-composites and adhesives for acoustic applications for a US ultrasonics company.

  • Selecting and designing adhesives, pottants and engineering polymer systems and developing and expanding applications and markets into the area of polymerization process control for a UK producer of high-performance gas analyzers.

  • Developing novel surfactant systems for storage stabilization of polymerase chain reaction systems for DNA cloning with a US biotechnology company.

  • Consulting on coatings technology, developments and markets for a US Merger and Acquisitions specialist.

  • Materials selection, systems development and R&D planning for new alkaline fuel cell designs for a UK start-up company.

  • Advising on new developments in materials for a UK-based packaging design company.

  • Organizing and chairing a series of seminars to promote, and identify plastics converters to operate in, a new Saudi Arabian petrochemical complex conversion industrial park.

  • Serving on the Environmental Forum Common Interest Group of the UK Institute of Packaging.

Contact Address

North America:

ARGO Group International, 15 Stage Road, Newark, DE 19711-4001, USA

Tel: +1 (302) 366 8764 (USA)

Mobile: +1 (302) 420 9467 (USA)

Fax: +1 (775) 258 4359

e-mail: ARGO Group International, NA

United Kingdom and Europe:

ARGO Group International, 11 Offley Road, Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 1GY UK.

Tel: +44 (0) 203 286 0930

Mobile: +44 (0) 7857 273 105

e-mail: ARGO Group International, UK