About Us


Kathryn E. Miller is Owner and President of HST Materials, a fabricator and converter of rubber, plastic and tape materials used as custom seals and gaskets by OEMs.  Since 1987, HST has been providing custom die cut sponge, rubber and plastic parts for a variety of customers in industries such as lighting, automotive and food service.  The company occupies a 10,500 sq. ft. facility in the Elk Grove Village, IL, an industrial park just west of O’Hare International Airport.

HST Materials’ fabrication capabilities include die cutting, slitting, rotary die cutting, dieless cutting, kiss cutting, laminating, parts assembly and kitting.  HST also sells custom molded and extruded rubber components with support from our manufacturing partners. Key converting partners Rogers Corporation, 3M and Rubberlite provide world class sealing materials and tapes.

HST is certified to ISO 9001:2015. Quality and continuous improvement drive our daily efforts to be the best partner we can with our customers. We are committed to timely and attentive customer service, quality products, competitive pricing and on-time delivery. Our goal is to build customer satisfaction and customer loyalty.

HST serves customers in a variety of markets, including contract manufacturing, lighting, electrical enclosures, automotive, marine, electronics, telecommunications, consumer appliances and gaming.

At HST, our customers enjoy our superior service and responsiveness. Our staff will assist you in a variety of areas, including:

  • Quick samples and prototyping
  • Speed to market
  • Competitive pricing
  • Exceptional customer service
  • Consistent Quality
  • On-time delivery

Upon request we will recommend an in-stock or custom product that will meet the specifications you require. We can provide a quotation, samples, prototypes and specification sheets.