1. Meet Our Team - John Fahy
2. Product of the Month - Chemlok ® Adhesives
3. Industry Trends & Updates
4. Our Capabilities - Managing Inventory Levels
5. How Can We Get Better?
May of 2019 marked 7 years with ARP Materials for John Fahy! His previous roles were not with either rubber nor plastics so he knew he needed to understand polymer science and begin to feel comfortable with the technology.

With the help of University of Akron polymer programs, and through affiliations with the American Chemical Society and the Rubber Divisions, the transition was quicker than he had expected.

"The way that I was welcomed into the rubber industry was extremely inviting! Continuous improvement is key even now. I enjoy constantly learning about new technologies, processes, and materials offered to the many industries that we sell to." John stated.
John with his daughter, Bevin, at the father-daughter dance
John graduated from Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ where he played basketball on scholarship and baseball as a “walk on”. He holds a BA in economics and in HR Management with a Certification in Project Management.

John is currently studying for his Six Sigma Blackbelt through Villanova University.

At ARP, John's territory includes many Midwestern states and expanding westward.

When John isn't speaking to customers about rubber, he enjoys being a "cheer" dad, boating and playing basketball!
We highlight a different member of our team in each newsletter
These adhesives perform in a broad spectrum of industries including: automotive, power generation, civil engineering, mining, aerospace, military, oil and gas, and industrial applications. Whether your rubber bonding application requirements call for withstanding high temperatures or harsh environments - When it’s critical, it’s Chemlok  ®

Chemlok ® CB Room Temperature Rubber Bonding
One-Component Rubber-to-Metal Cold-Bonding Adhesives
Many existing cold-bonding adhesives for bonding pre-vulcanized rubber to metal are two-component adhesives that utilize carcinogenic substances. With that in mind, LORD offers room temperature cold-bonding solutions consistent with their values of developing products that are easier and safer to use. Please click here for more info!

LORD LokRelease™
Mold Release  : A family of fast curing release agents designed for use with molded elastomers. They provide a semi-permanent, anti-stick surface coating for fast, easy part removal from molds. Please click here for more info!

Adhesive Stripping Solutions : Special cleaning formulas designed for removing adhesive products used in chemical and product manufacturing tanks, storage vessels, baths, fixtures, masks, pumps and transfer lines. Please click here for more info!

High Performance Coatings
Used to protect substrates such as metals, synthetic elastomers, rubbers, plastics, ceramics and wood.
About our vendor:
For more than half a century LORD has been developing and manufacturing high-performance adhesive products. As a technology based company, LORD offers a range of bonding adhesives, utilizing acrylic, epoxy and urethane technologies, designed to endure exposure to environmental conditions. With the ability to bond to a variety of substrates including bare metal, painted metal, composite, rubber-to-substrate, and more, LORD adhesives are sure to meet your application requirements.
Chemical Prices
 Acrylonitrile: $2,045-$2,127/US Ton - FOB US Por t (contract)
It is an important  monomer  for the manufacture of useful  plastics  such as  polyacrylonitrile . Acrylonitrile is used principally as a  monomer  to prepare polymers such as  styrene-acrylonitrile  (SAN),  acrylonitrile butadiene styrene  (ABS),  acrylonitrile styrene acrylate  (ASA), and other  synthetic rubbers  such as  acrylonitrile butadiene  (NBR).

Butadiene: $947.99/US Ton - FOB US Port (contract)
A lso known as 1, 3-butadiene, Butadiene is a colorless, non-corrosive gas that condenses to a liquid. Butadiene is a by-product of ethylene and propylene production. This product is used in the production of Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR) and Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR).

Styrene: $1,223.56-$1,333.80/US Ton - FOB US Port (contract)
Styrene plays an important role in chemical production to make latex, synthetic rubber, and other polystyrene resins. Styrene occurs naturally in small quantities in some plants and foods (cinnamon, coffee beans, and peanuts) and is also found in  coal tar . This product is used in the production of Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE).
Prices as of June 28th, 2019
Rubber increased .50/USD or 12.84% since the beginning of 2019 to $0.85/lb USD on Tuesday, July 9th. Historically, Rubber reached an all time high of $2.16/lb in February of 2011 and a record low of $0.56/lb in November of 2018.

For current data on all commodities, visit Trading Economics
Crude Oil
Crude Oil increased $11.53 USD to $58.05 USD/BB L on Tuesday, July 9th since January of 2019 according to trading on a contract for difference (CFD) that tracks the benchmark market for this commodity. Historically, Crude oil reached an all time high of 145.31 in July of 2008 and a record low of 1.17 in February of 1946

For current data on all commodities, visit Trading Economics
Crude oil is the world's most actively traded commodity.
Managing Inventory Levels
John Scalfaro, Warehouse Manager - Amherst Operations
You are working hard to manage your inventory levels everyday to be sure you always have the products you need, when you need them. But what is the benefit to that if your distributor cannot fulfill your orders on-time?

Our Procurement department works with our suppliers very closely to bring in your raw materials on time. In addition, our Operations team maintains the inventory so that you are receiving your orders on time, all the time. Did you know that once ARP Materials receives your PO, we will order the material just for you ? Therefore, we can order the exact grade required for your application, and have it ready when you need it. Whether your release dates are fixed or variable we will work with your team to insure on time delivery.
Everyday, we manage our inventory levels against all open orders. We also use predictive analytics to maintain proper levels of our most popular items. This allows us to quickly adjust to your ever-changing needs.

Have more questions about our ERP system or our inventory management? Ask us!

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