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With today’s machines performing at peak efficiencies, customers are demanding more from their lubricant suppliers. RichardsApex Inc. has answered the call with the development of RA400. Our team of scientists is constantly looking for new technologies to bring to the market to exceed our customer’s expectations. RA400 is that product and has quickly become our fastest growing wire drawing lubricant. Designed to meet the rigorous demands of our global wire drawing customer base, RA400 incorporates specific friction modifiers for today’s advanced machinery, die’s and speeds. RA400 produces a stable, low foaming exceptionally clean running emulsion that will not generate excessive copper soap formations. Suitable for copper, copper plated alloys and EC aluminum, RA400 can be used for rod breakdown, single and multi-wire machines as well as inline annealing. With a proven track record of success in a wide variety of operations RA400 stands alone as a state of the art universal product. To learn more about the RA400 and how it will improve your operation, please email


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PHILADELPHIA, PA, January 5, 2017 Effective Jan 1, 2017 we are pleased to announce the promotion of Ed S. Cuff to Key Accounts Manager. Previously, Ed held the title of Regional Sales Northeast responsible for managing sales and accounts for the New England area. Ed will continue to manage his existing customer base as well as assist in managing Key Accounts across the US. In addition, Ed will periodically spend time in the Philadelphia offices to facilitate daily sales activities on a broader scale. This move allows us to focus our attention on emerging markets in other areas while taking advantage of Eds expertise in the nonferrous wire drawing sector. Please join us in congratulating Ed on this well deserved promotion.

PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 18, 2016 Drew Richards, CEO, RichardsApex, Inc., has been elected as the new WCISA® President, serving a three year term, starting on August 1, 2016. Richards succeeds Rahul Sachdev, Executive Vice President, Wire & Plastic Machinery Corp. as WCISA® President. Sachdev will remain on the WCISA® Board of Directors, serving a three-year term as WCISA®’s Immediate Past President. WCISA® is a nonprofit corporate membership organization of North American-based suppliers of machinery, materials and accessories used for making all type of wire and cable.

PHILADELPHIA, PA, May 14, 2015 RichardsApex current communication on compliance with new OSHA Hazard Communication Standards.

Dear Valued Customer, please review the attached letter with information regarding the new hazard communication standards and how this will affect your RichardsApex products. We have worked hard to understand and create Safety Data Sheets and labels that comply with the new standards set forth in 29 CFR 1910.1200. By following these standards you will notice changes on the classification and labeling of these products. The products have not changed and no formulas have been altered, however the way in which we communicate the hazards of our products has changed. We hope this communication helps you understand how these regulations have affected our products.

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