1. Meet Our Team!
2. Product of the Month
3. Industry Trends & Updates
4. Our Capabilities
5. How Can We Get Better?
In February 2019, Jim Armeni will celebrate 3 years with ARP Materials!

Jim's career in the rubber industry started with rubber compounding instead of raw materials. Transitioning from the mixing side of the rubber business to the materials side was quite the change! Jim states, "The ARP Materials team gave me everything I needed in order to be successful in making the transition. When you work for ARP Materials, it’s a culture unlike any other and it’s a blessing to represent the product lines that we have in our portfolio!"

Jim enjoys the ability to offer long-term solutions for his customers' problems. The challenges his customers face are a mix between situations unique to that specific company and very common issues found in many mixing or manufacturing facilities. Jim explains, "I'm always learning too. And regardless of the challenge, it's always satisfying to be able to offer up the proper solution to make their lives easier!"

Jim travels extensively in Ohio and Indiana, but he has also been spending more time down in the southeastern part of the US getting to meet more of this customers face to face.

When Jim isn't traveling, he enjoys spending his time out on the golf course, in the gym and with his family!
Every month, we will highlight a different member of our team!
Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR)

As your supplier of SBR, we are careful to help you choose the best grade for your needs. Our vendor, Pampa Energia, also provides us with technical support to give you, our customers, the best sourcing experience possible.

Products include: SBR 1502, 1510, 1712, 1721

Our main supplier, Pampa Energia has proven to be a strong and reliable supplier for ARP Materials! Located in Argentina, their complex delivers the highest quality and consistency you need for your E-SBR applications. Pampa Energia is a supplier devoted to achieving sustainable performance. 

SBR is widely used in tires, rubber gaskets/seals, plumbing applications, shoe soles, carpet padding, conveyor belts and much more. What are your applications for SBR? We'd like to hear from you.

Fun Fact! After the invention of the automobile in the early 1900's, natural rubber production flourished. People soon discovered that natural rubber could be used for a number of applications in automotive and other various industries. However, the events leading up to World War II presented some countries with limited natural rubber resources. As a result, these events propelled the discovery, production and wide distribution of  synthetic rubber material . One of the first artificial elastomers invented was a  quality synthetic rubber  that is known as  Styrene Butadiene rubber ! It is still the most widely used synthetic rubber in the world.

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Contact us today for a no-charge sample!
Crude Oil
Crude Oil increased $0.83 USD/BBL or 1.71% to $49.36/BBL on Tuesday, January 8th from $48.52/BBL in the previous trading session. Historically, Crude oil reached an all time high of $145.31/BBL in July of 2008 and a record low of $1.17/BBL in February of 1946.

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Crude oil is the world's most actively traded commodity.
Rubber increased 3.50 JPY/kg or 1.97% to $0.76/lb on Tuesday, January 8th. Historically, Rubber reached an all time high of $2.19/lb in February of 2011 and a record low of $0.56/lb in November of 2018.

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10 Full-Service, Stocked Warehouses
We know that receiving your product on time (and just in time) is important to your supply chain. But keeping costs low is just as critical. This is why our logistics team is focused on making good decisions when it comes to placing your stock into a warehouse. With 10 stocking warehouses, strategically-located, they allow us to be even more responsive to your needs and to keep your costs low.

We do accept blanket orders so we can plan and stock for your needs. Please contact your sales representative to learn more about this service!
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