Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

386 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI, 02809
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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

The Polymer Products Business of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is recognized the world over as a leader in high performance polymer technology. With over 50 years of experience in materials and components technology, their industry-defining materials, RULON and MELDIN, provide superior engineered polymer solutions for demanding applications. Using their polymer expertise and their diverse in-house polymer manufacturing capabilities, their custom-engineered components are designed to withstand the harshest environmental conditions, making them the ideal solution for a broad range of challenging applications.

Their expansive international manufacturing and distribution capabilities enable them to provide unparalleled service and support to a growing client base. With six manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe, and sales offices in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and China, the Polymer Products division boasts a strong global presence. They supply RULON and MELDIN parts to customers throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Custom components made in these Meldin and Rulon materials include:

  • Piston rings
  • Thrust washers
  • Sleeve bearings
  • Flange bearings
  • Gears
  • Scroll tip seals
  • Gerotors
  • Rotary vanes
  • Compressor components
  • Dynamic seals
  • Linear bearings


Saint-Gobain's activities are either European or world leader.

The choice of focusing on the habitat and construction markets has make it possible to implement major growth synergies within a more integrated Group, thereby optimising operational performance via cost savings.

Construction Products include the Insulation, Gypsum, Exterior Products, Pipework and Industrial Mortars activities. Their complementary nature allows the Group to meet the needs of every field of activity in both the new construction and renovation sectors.

Innovative materials cover Flat Glass (flat glass manufacture, transformation and distribution of glass for the building industry, automotive glazing and specialities). These also include High-Performance Materials taking in the Ceramics & Plastics, Abrasives and Textile Solutions activities with developments in the fields of housing, energy and the environment.

Building Distribution, which grew out of the two subsidiaries POINT.P and Lapeyre acquired in 1996, is Europe's leading building materials distributor and the N°1 distributor for tiles in the world.

Packaging, the world’s second-ranking producer of glass containers, makes bottles and jars for foodstuffs and beverages.