"Delivering specialty chemicals takes every associate and every department working together to create the ultimate customer experience." - Michael Sanders, Technical Manager
Rubicon takes pride in being the largest North American producer of Polyurethane chemicals. The materials manufactured at Geismar are used to produce polyurethane, a highly versatile polymer that is used in a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial applications.
Polyurethane is the most effective thermal insulant available in the market and, consequently, is widely used in residential and commercial buildings to help maintain comfortable temperatures. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (part of the Department of Energy), 40 percent of all energy consumption is used in the heating and cooling of buildings, so the choice of insulation is critical.
The thermal insulation performance of polyurethanes is also critical in cold-chain applications, where our products are used to preserve perishable foods, from farm to table, which significantly reduces food waste.
In cars, our materials are used to reduce vehicle weight, which improves fuel efficiency. Our adhesives are used to bind wood scrap, to create formaldehyde-free, medium density fiberboard (MDF) and particleboard – mainstays of the construction and furniture industries. And our coatings are used in domestic, commercial and industrial environments to protect and extend the life of different surfaces and infrastructure.