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Subconsciously it clicks: High quality!

„Subconsciously it clicks: High quality!“ Why the merged Hübner-KTB Oberflächentechnik focuses on more than the galvanisation of injection moulded parts Hübner Oberflächentechnik GmbH in Marktoberdorf and Kunststofftechnik Bernt GmbH (KTB) in Kaufbeuren have merged to form Hübner-KTB Oberflächentechnik GmbH at the beginning of 2021. With similar competences in product development and toolmaking, injection moulding and …

Same shade as with Chromium (VI)

Chrome continues to be in demand in the automotive industry. However, for manufacturers of chrome-plated components, recent years have brought some changes. Since 2013, the chromium (VI) often previously used has been listed in the REACH regulations as potentially dangerous to humans. Many chrome platers have therefore switched production over to trivalent chromium. However, with …

Chrome strips as control unit

A new technology allows interior chrome trim to become a touch-sensitive control unit. And this is how it works. With ChromeTouch, the German company Kunststofftechnik Bernt (KTB) has succeeded in transferring all controls in the vehicle to a flexibly usable chrome surface without any annoying switches. This is how it works: As with regular touch …

With joined forces Future

The companies Hübner Oberflächentechnik in Marktoberdorf and Kunststofftechnik Bernt (KTB) in Kaufbeuren are moving closer together. The merger creates a provider with 500 employees whose core business is plastics technology and the surface treatment of products for the automotive industry, from the sanitary ware sector and consumer goods. Management and shareholders announce their intention to …

Hübner Oberflächentechnik GmbH and Kunststofftechnik Bernt GmbH join forces

Marktoberdorf and Kaufbeuren, March 9th, 2021 – Hübner Oberflächentechnik GmbH (“Hübner”) and Kunststofftechnik Bernt GmbH (“KTB”) are merging. All existing shareholders will remain as shareholders, with Patrimonium Private Equity Funds retaining a majority stake in the parent company. The merger lays the foundation for a powerful alliance that will be an even stronger partner for …

“Chrome 2030” successfully conducted as a webinar

The ZVO/FGK seminar “Chrome 2030 – The Future of Galvanized Plastics in Automotive Engineering”, which was planned as a classroom event in March of this year, was held as a 1.5-hour online event on September 23, 2020. With over 70 participants, it was well attended. In addition to many representatives from automotive and supplier companies, …

More flexibility and sharp edges

The future of electroplatingAutomotive manufacturers swear by plastic for panels, buttons and control elements, because the material is lighter than metal and the manufacturing and processing costs are relatively low. In order to still meet the demands for good haptics, scratch resistance and elegant design, the plastic components are electroplated, i.e. they are given a …

Industry benchmark chrome(VI)-free pretreatment systems

In the course of the authorization obligation of chromium trioxide and the associated demands to substitute the substance, the companies in the FGK have been dealing for a long time with possible alternative pretreatment processes that do not require the use of chromium trioxide. In a benchmark the status of the current developments in 2019 …

Fine surfaces – Sharp edges

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