ARP MATERIALS NEWSLETTER - NOVEMBER/DECEMBER EDITION

In This Issue
1. Meet Our Team - Clint Marriott
2. Product of the Month - EPDM
3. Industry Trends & Updates
4. Our Capabilities
5. What Can We Do Better?
MEET CLINT MARRIOTT
Clint Marriott has served as our Customer Service Manager since December of 2018. Clint is responsible for directing our customer service team to be sure we're taking very good care of our customers. He works very closely with all departments to ensure on-time deliveries and exceptional support is being met.

Prior to Clint's arrival at ARP Materials, he had extensive experience in customer service, sales and sales management across different industries for the past 15 years.


When we asked Clint about his role with us over the course of the year, he explained, "While I am still learning about our products and customers, one thing I’ve learned is that no matter the industry or product line, open communication, honesty and transparency are key in building and maintaining successful relationships. Working at ARP has been rewarding both personally and professionally and the team we have in place works together to ensure we meet our customer’s expectations."

Outside of work, Clint spends a lot of time at baseball diamonds and at the gym with his two sons, Brady and Cullen and with his wife, Amy.
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH
Common Applications
HVAC
  • Compressor Grommets
  • Pressure switch tubing
  • Panel gaskets and seals

Automotive
  • Weather stripping and seals
  • Wire and cable harnesses
  • Door, window and trunk seals
Roofing
  • Roof membrane
  • Roof coating


Industrial
  • Water system o-rings and hoses
  • Tubing, grommets, and belts
  • Electrical insulation
About our vendor:

As our primary supplier of EPDM, BR and TPR, Versalis employs over 5,000 people across 12 plants. They produce over 390 products across all product lines and remain in compliance with UNI EN ISO 14001 (Environmental management), BS OHSAS18001 (Health and Safety management) and UNI EN ISO 9001 (Quality management) standards.

Versalis also supplies NBR, ESBR, and SSBR. Please ask us about these products also.
IN CASE YOU MISSED OUR LINKEDIN POST!


Thank you to our customers and partners for attending our annual Appreciation Event earlier this month in Cleveland!

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I NDUSTRY TRENDS & UPDATES
Chemical Prices
 Acrylonitrile: $1,695.00/US Ton
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: $865.08/US Ton
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: $1,094.51/US Ton
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 November 4th, 2019
Rubber
Rubber increased $0.08/USD or 11.02% since the beginning of 2019 to $0.66/lb USD on Tuesday, November 5th. 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 $10.37 USD to $56.97 USD/BBL on Tuesday, November 5th 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 $147.27 in July of 2008 and a record low of $9.75 in April of 1986.

For current data on all commodities, visit Trading Economics
Crude oil is the world's most actively traded commodity.
OUR FEATURED CAPABILITY
Accurate Reporting
We are dedicated to helping our customers stay one step ahead of the competition! When deciding who to purchase your raw materials from there are many factors which should influence your decision. We have devoted ourselves to truly understanding what drives our customers businesses and their decision making. 

We focus on making your life easier by providing real-time, accurate reporting . You need to know where your materials are and when they’ll arrive. With the latest ERP/CRM software, we have the ability to simplify the process from the time you order, until it shows up at your door.

In addition, we provide customer statements to confirm your buying history from us. Just tell us how you'd like to view the information and we can customize the reports just for you.
HOW CAN WE IMPROVE?
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