1. Meet Our Team - Greg Donovan
2. Product of the Month - Reclaim Rubber
3. Industry Trends & Updates
4. Our Capabilities - The Right Packaging
5. How Can We Get Better?
With over 35 years' experience with specialty chemicals and mold releases, Greg Donovan has become a staple in the Rubber Industry. Servicing the Northeast US and Eastern Canada, Greg is a respected technical resource for our Rubber and Chemlok adhesive bonding lines. His extensive knowledge across several platforms has allowed him to provide the necessary support on all of our product offerings. 

Greg graduated from the University of Dayton with B.S. in Business and has been with ARP Materials since 2013.

Greg was excited to say, "I enjoy working with customers for improving applications and problem-solving challenges. There’s usually a way I can help with cost savings and to improve product application. I have found that learning rubber mixing chemistry is extremely challenging and there's no substitute for actual experience! Working with the ARP technical support team and our customers has been a rewarding learning experience."

Greg enjoys outdoor landscaping and quiet time walking the beach with his wife and 6 grandchildren in Marion, Massachusetts. 
We highlight a different member of our team in each newsletter
Reclaim Rubber

We are a proud supplier of Reclaim Butyl and Reclaim EPDM Rubber!

High-quality reclaim is a great way to reduce the cost of a finished goods versus using 100% virgin material. Price is not affected by NR and SBR prices, so it is a stable and efficient modification to a recipe.
Other advantages with Reclaim:

  • Shorter mixing times
  • Less heat build up
  • Faster processing
  • Higher cure rate
  • Good aging
About our vendor:
As the world leader in Butyl Reclaim Rubber,  Fishfa Rubbers Ltd  specializes in recycling rubber while maintaining natural and environmental resources.

Fishfa provides high quality Butyl Reclaim using whole tire and inner tubes. While taking additional steps in the process to patch cut and sort every rubber product for recycling, the finished product is free and clear of any debris.

Fishfa is REACH certified and holds ISO/TS 16949:2009, ISO 14001:2004, ISO 18001:2007 and ISO 9001:2008 certifications. Production for Fishfa is located in Gujarat, India while employing over 500 people.
Chemical Prices
 Acrylonitrile: $2,100-2,150/US Ton - FOB US Port
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: $1,087.78/US Ton - FOB US Port
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: $1,024.93-$1,035.07/US Ton - FOB US Port
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 April 26th, 2019
Rubber increased 22.50 JPY/kg or 12.84% since the beginning of 2019 to $0.81/lb USD on Tuesday, May 14th. 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.

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Crude Oil
Crude oil prices went up as much as 1.2% to $61.70 USD a barrel on Tuesday, after two Saudi oil pumping stations were targeted in a drone attack. The incident comes a day after the energy minister reported that two of its oil tankers were among those hit off the coast of the UAE on Sunday. 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.
The Right Package
Ask us about customized packaging!
We work with you to customize our material packaging to meet your exact needs. From supersacks to small bag sizes, let's talk about what you need to simplify production.

Did you know that once we receive your PO, we order the material just for you? Therefore, we can order exactly what you need, when you need it.

We also offer PE and low melt bags for your convenience. If for some reason our supplier cannot accommodate a unique request, we may still be able to meet your custom needs through our various partners who are very skilled at repacking.

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