RPMinerals Receives American Petroleum Institute Certification

Borg El Arab, 2nd Industrial Zone        October 22, 2013 Block 21 No. 1 Alexandria, Egypt

Egypt NANO Technologies Company Receives Certification from the American Petroleum Institute (API)

Rasheed Performance Minerals (RPM) announced that its subsidiary, EGYPT NANO TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY (NANO), has received the Certificate of Authority to use the Official API Monogram. Simultaneously, NANO also received API Specification Q1 Certification and ISO/TS 29001 Certification for an approved quality management system.

The API Monogram Certification applies to Barite – Section 7, and Bentonite - Section 9, Section 10 (Non-Treated Grade), and Section 11 (OCMA-grade). The API Specification Q1 and ISO/TS 29001 certifications apply to the manufacture of these products.

RPM Chairman, Atef Rasheed, who worked in the oil field as a drilling fluids engineer for more than 20 years and was the first to commercialize Egyptian bentonite said “Achieving this prestigious certification has been a life-long vision. It is the culmination of efforts by the entire RPM Team.” 

Khaled Saad, Compliance and HSE Manager for RPM, said “Achieving API Certification was a team effort and we are very proud of this accomplishment. It is a testimony to the dedication of the RPM team toward excellence and I am proud to be associated with such a great team.” 

Ahmed Atef Rasheed, Managing Director, said “The entire RPM Group of Companies is committed to excellence in product quality, safety for its employees, and a clean environment. Everyone on the RPM Team understands the importance of this commitment and, foundationally, its significance toward achieving long-term success as a business and for the growth of its employees.”
Yasser Rasheed, Director of Sales & Marketing for RPM, said “This accomplishment is a milestone for the company and its team. It exemplifies the dedication of its employees toward excellence in product quality and customer satisfaction”.

RPM, through its subsidiary companies, Egypt NANO Technologies, IDIC Specialty Drilling Chemicals, and ICEMCO Trading Company offers a variety of products to the oilfield market. In addition to its RP GEL bentonite and AMCOBAR barite products, the company manufactures a full line of organophilic bentonite, organophilic attapulgite, organophilic sepiolite, organophilic lignite products, Gilsonite® and emulsifiers for oil based drilling fluids. The company is also an authorized distributor, repair and calibration center for Fann Instrument Company, the pre-imminent manufacturer of testing equipment for the oilfield.

For more information about Rasheed Performance Minerals, go to www.RPMinerals.com or call +20 (128) 553- 6000.