1. Meet Our Team - Mark Fasolino
2. Product of the Month - Chlorinated Polyethylene
3 . Elastomer Conference in Cleveland, OH
4. Industry Trends & Updates
5. Our Capabilities - Technical Expertise
6. How Can We Get Better?
In 2004, Mark started at ARP Materials from the ground up, working part-time in the warehouse while attending Buffalo State College.

Now, 15 years later, Mark's expansive knowledge of our warehousing, customer service, logistics, operations and purchasing departments allows ARP to make process improvements to ensure the needs of our customers are met. Mark explains, "I take pride in knowing many facets of the organization and in understanding how each department needs one another to create an efficient team."
Mark Fasolino and his son, Luca
During a recent interview with Mark, he was excited to say, “The source of gratification I receive from my job is knowing that I help put customers' minds at ease by assisting them with their inventory levels and providing on-time delivery. It is extremely important to me to know that customers are confident in ARP Materials and feel good about continuing to working with us.”

Mark is married to his wife, Megan, and they have 3 children: Chase, Juliet and Luca. Mark enjoys cycling, coaching his kids' baseball/softball teams and is a huge movie buff! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARK!
We highlight a different member of our team in each newsletter
2019 Elastomer Conference is ONE Month Away!

October 8-10, 2019

Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, OH

Please visit us at Booth 1114 to inquire about all of the products we supply or to simply introduce yourself as a reader of our newsletters! We look forward to seeing you.
Chlorinated Polyethylene is made by adding chlorine gas to HDPE (High Density Polyethylene). Adding chlorine to HDPE (now called CPE) gives this resin impact resistance, chemical and heat resistance, ozone resistance, great weatherability, excellent low temperature properties and resistance to ignition. It can easily be added to many other polymers and rubbers when creating a product. Such as EPDM, CSM, NBR PVC, PE, EVA, etc.

For the rubber industry, common applications that include CPE are wire & cable jackets , siding, hoses, window profiles, decks & fences and much more.

As a long-time supplier to ARP Materials, Kel iren ® Chemical specializes in the research, development and production of chlorinated polymers such as CPE.

Just a few CPE grades we supply from Kel iren ® Chemical include :

  • PVC Impact-Modified
  • Flame Retardant
  • Rubber Grades
  • Low/High Mooney
  • High Strength
  • Radiation Grades
  • High Chlorine

Contact us today for a sample!

GREAT NEWS: The first notice of product exclusions from Section 301 Tariffs have been announced. CPE is included in this list. Please contact your sales representative for more information.
About our vendor:
Kel iren ® Chemical is the largest producing Chlorinated Polyethylene manufacturer worldwide. They were established in 1999 and now, with two factories, their annual CPE production reaches 150,000 tons. They are a supplier of thermoset, thermoplastic and impact modifier grades of CPE, while also producing TAIC and TAC.  
Chemical Prices
 Acrylonitrile: $1,652.62/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: $886.88/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: $1,094.51/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 September 4th, 2019
Natural Rubber
Natural Rubber decreased 5.02% since the beginning of 2019 to $0.70/lb on Tuesday, September 10th. 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 25.44% since the beginning of 2019 to $58.37 USD/BBL on Tuesday, September 10th. 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.
Technical Expertise
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. 

Our technical team allows us to offer expert advice on both formulation and processing. With over 100 years of combined technical experience, we are able to offer insight into today's leading markets from Wire and Cable, Hose, CASE and Building products to Custom compounding. 

As an ISO certified distributor of raw materials to the rubber and plastics industry, we are focused on Quality & Consistency. By partnering with today’s leading raw material producers from around the world; ARP is constantly looking for the next generation of today’s leading raw materials. This allows ARP to bring their customer base the latest and greatest products their industry has to offer!

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