What We Do

Research & Development

Hobbs’ commitment to Research and Development is second to none for both testing and new product development.

Hobbs Bonded Fibers’ commitment to R&D is second to none for both testing and new product development.

Hobbs has a full-time Research and Development Department on-site that works daily to develop new products and to improve the performance of existing products and processes.

In addition to internal testing capabilities, Hobbs has partnered with a number of outside or third party A2LA accredited labs to supplement our internal capabilities, and to provide certifications to OEM/Industry standards. Some of the common tests requirements include:

  • Resiliency, compression recovery, and durability cycle testing
  • Fire retardancy and smoke generation
  • Acoustic performance: ASTM E1050/C423/Alpha Cabin
  • Thermal Conductivity / R Value Testing
  • Tensile / Tear / Elongation