Murray S. Cohen, a scientist, entrepreneur, and lover of the arts died on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, at the age of 96. Murray was raised in Brooklyn under humble circumstances. He attended Brooklyn College, and after serving in World War II went on to earn his PhD in organic chemistry at the University of Missouri.
Murray worked with aerospace scientists on early rocket propellants for the emerging space program. He continued his lifelong learning conducting scientific research and serving as an executive for several major companies. Cohen started his own chemical company, Epolin, at the age of 60. He remained engaged with the business until his retirement in 2012. His extensive knowledge, personality, and friendship will be missed.
For 30 years Epolin has been the leader in providing light management solutions across the UV, visible and infrared spectra. Epolin delivers dyes, dye blends, and compounded polymeric materials to customers around the world for applications ranging from laser & welding protection, performance eyewear, digital displays & filters, augmented reality, autonomous driving, and night vision products.
Epolin’s capability to create dyes and custom formulations, targeting specific spectral requirements, allow for light management solutions that are tailored to maximize both the performance of the device as well as the safety and comfort of the user.