Rubber Bands in the Outdoor Industry

Eco-friendly rubber bands made of natural rubber bundle ski poles in pairs.

Eco-friendly rubber bands made of natural rubber bundle ski poles in pairs.

The outdoor industry is increasingly being confronted with ecological issues, which are causing manufacturers and retailers to rethink previous manufacturing processes and delivery habits. One focus is on the substitution of plastics with environmentally friendly auxiliaries. Rubber is considered an environmentally friendly substitute product, as it is obtained from the natural latex sap of the rubber tree and is therefore CO2-neutral when used. H+D uses the rubber to make rubber bands in a wide variety of qualities, colors and sizes - with and without imprint.


Rubber bands are not only ideal for bundling products, but are also ideal advertising media. This is how the LEKI company from Kirchheim/Teck discovered the rubber band for their ski and hiking stick production. Due to the elasticity and the natural grip of rubber bands, they can be easily pulled over the handles and hold in the specified position without slipping. This application also makes ecological sense: thanks to the rubber band made of natural rubber, LEKI can do without a plastic clip that was previously required. Another additional benefit comes from the printing of the rubber bands: the company logo is printed prominently and permanently on the rubber band. Since rubber bands continue to be a popular aid in every household, the probability of a "second life" application and thus a longer operating life is high.

What you should also know about H+D rubber bands for the outdoor industry:

H+D High Quality Standards

  • Production according to German DIN 7715
  • Safe for use in food or food packaging according to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 21, Section 177.2600 (only on request and after explicit approval)
  • Free of lead and phtalat within the legislative restrictions
  • Reach Conformity to 1907/2006/EC
  • RoHS Conformity to 2011/65/EU
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