Corporate Overview

RB Products manufactures and delivers a wide range of chemical and
oil-related products including Aliphatic and Aromatic Solvents, Polyisobutylenes, and Refined Oils. We have a long and proven track-record of reliable and proven relationships that service the paint and coatings, oil field, detergent, petrochemical, refinery, agriculture, and pharmaceutical industries.

Below you can find just some of the products we offer. Feel free to call our office anytime for ordering and any Customer Service needs you may have. We are happy to be of service.

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Polyisobutylene Grades

Polymerized butylenes are viscous, non-drying liquid polymers with great product versatility. They’re non-hazardous and non-drying. They lubricate, impart tackiness, provide corrosion protection, burn without residue, and have good thermal stability. PIB is used as a raw material for ashless dispersants, fuel and gasoline additives, and many lubricants. You will also find them used in:

  • Caulks and sealants
  • Adhesives
  • Viscosity modifiers
  • Gear oils & various PCMO’s

  • Dielectric fluids
  • Metal working
  • Rubber
  • Cosmetics

RB also offers superior “High Reactive” (HR) polybutene products of high vinylidene content for greater reactivity. Using RB’s polybutene can result in increased conversion rates for your end products, resulting in significant savings for you the customer.

History of PIB

It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention; such is the case for polyisobutylene. PIBs creation stemmed from the need for a replacement of polyisoprene, better known as natural rubber. In the early 1940’s the supplier of polyisoprene, Malaysia, was invaded and conquered by Japan during World War II which resulted in a shortfall of rubber. Desperate to find a substitute, the United States and their allies developed polyisobutylene in order to help with the manufacture of military vehicles.

PIB is the only rubber that’s impermeable by gas which enables it to hold air for extended periods and have the ability to withstand high pressures.