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The HÜBNER business segment Material Solutions is the specialist for sophisticated solutions featuring elastomers, polyurethane as well as insulation components and industrial textiles. Our focus is on innovative, technically challenging products for high-growth markets such as building and construction, aerospace, healthcare as well as the mobility sector. In addition, we are the main supplier of the HÜBNER Mobility business segment, providing products and solutions that conform with the demanding fire-safety requirements specified by EN standards for the transportation sector.

 

The HÜBNER business segment Material Solutions is the specialist for sophisticated solutions featuring elastomers, polyurethane as well as insulation components and industrial textiles. Our focus is on innovative, technically challenging products for high-growth markets such as building and construction, aerospace, healthcare as well as the mobility sector. In addition, we are the main supplier of the HÜBNER Mobility business segment, providing products and solutions that conform with the demanding fire-safety requirements specified by EN standards for the transportation sector.

 

Elastomer solutions

Elastic and resilient

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Elastic and resilient

HÜBNER got its start with the repair of conveyor belts and rubber components. Today the company produces a wide ranging spectrum of rubber and silicone products – from mini-components to seals weighing several kilograms. What makes the elastomers rubber and silicone so special? As industrially processed materials they display both elasticity and shape retention.

Elastomer solutions from HÜBNER are used in different industries around the world. For railway vehicles and other vehicles, the company produces window sealing systems, door profiles and finger protection profiles with integrated sensors. Products in the medical technology sector include silicone membranes for dialysis machines. Our products for the oil industry are particularly robust – they can withstand the extreme weather conditions in offshore settings as well as high pressure applications and contact with oil.

HÜBNER also has many years of experience in the defense technology sector. The company produces diving seals and other rubber products that are resistant to chemical and biological agents.  Docking fenders and rub strakes for boats are also part of the product portfolio. HÜBNER provides individual elastomer solutions as required by the customer – manufactured as extruded, fabricated or molded parts. The company's development department has decades of experience and more than 600 recipes for rubber compounds that it brings to each new project.

The expert staff make use of the latest software such as SAP or CATIA as well as in-house toolmaking capacities. With these resources, the company produces molded and extrusions parts, injection-molded corners, rubber-metal and silicone-metal bonded components all in the highest quality. A full range of standard material testing – including for fire-safety requirements – is conducted in the company's own  research laboratories by highly trained specialists.

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HÜBNER got its start with the repair of conveyor belts and rubber components. Today the company produces a wide ranging spectrum of rubber and silicone products – from mini-components to seals weighing several kilograms. What makes the elastomers rubber and silicone so special? As industrially processed materials they display both elasticity and shape retention.

Elastomer solutions from HÜBNER are used in different industries around the world. For railway vehicles and other vehicles, the company produces window sealing systems, door profiles and finger protection profiles with integrated sensors. Products in the medical technology sector include silicone membranes for dialysis machines. Our products for the oil industry are particularly robust – they can withstand the extreme weather conditions in offshore settings as well as high pressure applications and contact with oil.

HÜBNER also has many years of experience in the defense technology sector. The company produces diving seals and other rubber products that are resistant to chemical and biological agents. Docking fenders and rub strakes for boats are also part of the product portfolio. HÜBNER provides individual elastomer solutions as required by the customer – manufactured as extruded, fabricated or molded parts. The company's development department has decades of experience and more than 600 recipes for rubber compounds that it brings to each new project.

The expert staff make use of the latest software such as SAP or CATIA as well as in-house toolmaking capacities. With these resources, the company produces molded and extrusions parts, injection-molded corners, rubber-metal and silicone-metal bonded components all in the highest quality. A full range of standard material testing – including for fire-safety requirements – is conducted in the company's own  research laboratories by highly trained specialists.

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Plastic injection molding

Molded parts for outstanding results

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Molded parts for outstanding results

HÜBNER's capabilities in the field of plastic injection molding evolved with the automobile industry. Today it is a strong partner supporting a wide range of applications wherever top-quality plastics solutions are sought and need to be developed. The company has extensive expertise in the development and production of multi-component products. These solutions not only feature combinations of different plastic materials but also connections of injection-molded plastic with polyurethane, metal or rubber.  

HÜBNER's years of experience in plastics production allow it to provide a level of quality that guarantees long product life as well as the highest standards in the look and feel of products. Casings and paneling should not only function well, in the best case they also should look good and feel good.

Complementary processing techniques such as laser inscription, ultrasonic welding or hot embossing facilitate additional finishing and individual refinement of each component and product. HÜBNER's in-house toolmaking capacities also make it possible to handle customer wishes flexibly and effectively. With its comprehensive expertise, HÜBNER is able to support customers from the initial development of molded parts, through prototyping and finally to serial production. 

In the transport sector, for example, HÜBNER develops lightweight and wear-resistant plastic injection molded components such as power connection systems, couplings or articulations. The company has also recently begun to supply the hygiene market with comprehensive solutions for pump, dispenser and dosing systems.

The company has extensive expertise in the development and production of multi-component products. These solutions not only feature combinations of different plastic materials but also connections of injection-molded plastic with polyurethane, metal or rubber.  

HÜBNER's years of experience in plastics production allow it to provide a level of quality that guarantees long product life as well as the highest standards in the look and feel of products. Casings and paneling should not only function well, in the best case they also should look good and feel good. Complementary processing techniques such as laser inscription, ultrasonic welding or

hot embossing facilitate additional finishing and individual refinement of each component and product. HÜBNER's in-house toolmaking capacities also make it possible to handle customer wishes flexibly and effectively. With its comprehensive expertise, HÜBNER is able to support customers from the initial development of molded parts, through prototyping and finally to serial production. 

In the transport sector, for example, HÜBNER develops lightweight and wear-resistant plastic injection molded components such as power connection systems, couplings or articulations. The company has also recently begun to supply the hygiene market with comprehensive solutions for pump, dispenser and dosing systems.

Coated fabrics

Hard-wearing and impermeable

Coated fabrics

Hard-wearing and impermeable

One of the strengths of the company PolymerTechnik Ortrand (PTO) which HÜBNER acquired in 2006 is the wide range of materials it can process. It can handle all of the elastomers available on the market including silicone rubber as well as standard fabric types such as polyamide, polyester, cotton, felt and fleece. 

In the production process, the elastomers are brought into a liquid form and then the fabrics are coated either through impregnation or brush application. Another processing method is solvent-free coating of fabrics with rubber compounds. 

The material thickness can be adjusted as required by the customer as can the surface structure through vulcanization.

Elastomer-coated fabrics from the HÜBNER Group are not only mechanically robust, they also are highly resistant against UV light and other environmental factors. In addition, they provide high flame resistance. This makes them indispensable – particularly for applications with high fire-safety and general safety requirements, for example in buses and railway vehicles. For just this reason, HÜBNER uses materials in its own folding bellows production that are mainly produced from its own group company.

One of the strengths of the company PolymerTechnik Ortrand (PTO) which HÜBNER acquired in 2006 is the wide range of materials it can process. It can handle all of the elastomers available on the market including silicone rubber as well as standard fabric types such as polyamide, polyester, cotton, felt and fleece. 

In the production process, the elastomers are brought into a liquid form and then the fabrics are coated either through impregnation or brush application. Another processing method is solvent-free coating of fabrics with rubber compounds. 

The material thickness can be adjusted as required by the customer as can the surface structure through vulcanization.

Elastomer-coated fabrics from the HÜBNER Group are not only mechanically robust, they also are highly resistant against UV light and other environmental factors. In addition, they provide high flame resistance. This makes them indispensable – particularly for applications with high fire-safety and general safety requirements, for example in buses and railway vehicles. For just this reason, HÜBNER uses materials in its own folding bellows production that are mainly produced from its own group company.

Polyurethane

Consistency in diversity

Working with the material polyurethane has been an important part of HÜBNER's production activities for decades. And the innovative characteristics of this material continue to be of great value to customers. Whether polyurethane is processed to be soft, highly resistant or flexible, it has successfully demonstrated its versatility over the past decades in all industrial areas. 

On the basis of these manifold material characteristics, HÜBNER produces products that can fulfill many special requirements. The company has its own development department to prepare special high-grade formulations for individual customer wishes. HÜBNER products are used in applications ranging from the cushioning on operating tables to the bumpers on vehicles. Polyurethane's robust structure and outstanding durability make it particularly popular with customers – together with its very pleasing look and feel. In addition, we can supply polyurethane products painted or varnished as required.

In the transport segment, the company has extensive experience in the development of passive safety elements. These individual parts and complete systems 

incorporate passive pedestrian protection into modern vehicle design. HÜBNER has made a name for itself over the years particularly in the rail transport sector as a specialist for flame retardant products made of polyurethane as well as for reaction injection molding (RIM) foams. 

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Polyurethan

Consistency in diversity

Working with the material polyurethane has been an important part of HÜBNER's production activities for decades. And the innovative characteristics of this material continue to be of great value to customers. Whether polyurethane is processed to be soft, highly resistant or flexible, it has successfully demonstrated its versatility over the past decades in all industrial areas. 

On the basis of these manifold material characteristics, HÜBNER produces products that can fulfill many special requirements. The company has its own development department to prepare special high-grade formulations for individual customer wishes. HÜBNER products are used in applications ranging from the cushioning on operating tables to the bumpers on vehicles. Polyurethane's robust structure and outstanding durability make it particularly popular with customers – together with its very pleasing look and feel. In addition, we can supply polyurethane products painted or varnished as required.

In the transport segment, the company has extensive experience in the development of passive safety elements. The individual parts and complete systems incorporate passive pedestrian protection into modern vehicle design. HÜBNER has made a name for itself over the years particularly in the rail transport sector as a specialist for flame retardant products made of polyurethane as well as for reaction injection molding (RIM) foams. 

Discover our Material Solutions for rail and bus applications.

 

Your Contact

Christoph Heuser

Head of Rail & Bus Business Unit
Tel. +49 561 998 1141

Your Contact

Matthias Ibenthal

Head of Industry Business Unit
Tel. +49 561 998 1212
Matthias.Ibenthal@hubner-germany.com

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