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Mr. Dudley J.Primeaux

Published:2015-12-12  Source:ShaMu international  View:385

Mr. Dudley J. Primeaux was born in Dec 3, 1959, received an M.S. Degree in Organic Chemistry from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas in 1984. He then joined Texaco Chemical Company -Austin Research Labs where he was involved in the development of rigid and flexible polyurethane foam systems and applications. It was under this area where he developed and first demonstrated the 100 % solids polyurea spray elastomer technology. In 1987 he joined the Performance Polymers Group where he has been involved in polyurea RIM and spray elastomer development and applications development of amine catalyst in polyurethane foam systems.

In 1994, Dudley became part of Huntsman Corporation following the sale of Texaco Chemical Company. Here, he was a Research Chemist in the Thermoset Applications Group devoting his efforts to marketing and applications development of the polyurea spray elastomer technology.

In June 1998, Dudley was invited by Prof. Weibo Huang and visited Qingdao. Under his presentation and instruction, Prof. Huang leads his fellows to make R&D of spray polyurea in CHINA. In October 1998, he became Managing Partner / Chief Chemist with EnviroChem Technologies. Dudley was responsible for all formulation development for the EnviroLastic® polyurea product line and marketing of those systems and applications. He also interacted with the Certified Contractor Network on products and application techniques. Application equipment setup, training and servicing also fell under his responsibilities.

In November 2000, Dudley left the association with EnviroChem Technologies to pursue a personal consulting business, Primeaux Associates LLC. This work relates to the polyurea industry, equipment, application and training. He is currently working with a variety of companies throughout the world.

Dudley is active in the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and President of the Polyurea Development Association (PDA). He is named inventor of 23 US Patents and 6 European Patents on polyurethane and polyurea foam applications as well as polyurea spray elastomer systems/applications. He also has 27 technical publications on the polyurea elastomer technology. He was recognized as a Protective Coatings Specialist by SSPC in 2006.