HST Materials Inc. is a fabricator and die cutter of foam tapes, sponge and dense rubber gasketing and double-coated tapes.

Founded in 1987, HST Materials fabricates and die cuts gasketing and sealing products and is a ManufacturerÕsÕ Representative for Lauren Mfg., Clean Seal, Jemic Shielding Technologies, Thermoseal and ICSN Group. HST Materials is a Select Converter for 3M's industrial tapes and adhesives division and a Preferred Converter for Rogers Corporation's high-performance cushioning and sealing foams.

HST can quickly fulfill your request for a variety of sealing, cushioning or insulation requirements. Our specialties include foam tapes, sponge and dense rubber materials, double-coated tapes, plastics, custom molded rubber parts, heat shrink tubing, and fiberglass and expandable sleeving. We offer a variety of in-stock... (more)


A sample is a prototype of your idea. Sample-makers usually make the product by hand (hand-cutting, hand-assembling, etc.) before you get your tooling finalized. You want your sample to be perfect if you plan to do mass production of your product.

(Usually sample-makers charge more per product, but this depends on the factory’s policy.)


To produce products at a rapid rate and drive your cost down, you might have to invest in machinery that is customized to your design; that is "tooling". This machinery will vary depending on the product, but can range from plastic molds to custom branding stamps, and so on.


"Production run" means making a lot of one product at once. The factories listed under "production" can produce small and/or large quantities. The minimum order for a production run can vary from factory to factory (some have no minimum, some require a dozen, and some require up to 1,000 to be made at once)