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Rubb Buildings Ltd

Rubb Buildings Ltd designs and manufactures permanent and relocatable engineered fabric structures.

A specialist range of products we offer include ground-breaking military hangars, sunshades, shelters, warehouses and workshops, custom designed specialist sport buildings and storage buildings for a range of industries including aviation, ports, emergency relief, energy, construction, bulk storage and environmental.

All of our tensile structures are designed and built at our plant in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. The company started out in 1977 and has a proud history of delivering innovative and quality fabric structures to a vast range of clients.


Products

Air Cargo Facilities

Air Cargo Facilities

We are leading manufacturers of permanent and temporary fabric aircraft hangars, air cargo facilities, aircraft maintenance buildings, storage warehou...

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Aircraft Hangar Design

Aircraft Hangar Design

Many airlines, airports, aviation services and military organisations are reaping the topflight benefits of these custom designed and specialist Rubb ...

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Aviation Hangars

Aviation Hangars

Rubb is a leading manufacturer of temporary and permanent fabric aircraft hangars, air cargo facilities, aircraft maintenance buildings, storage wareh...

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Bioenergy Storage Solutions

Bioenergy Storage Solutions

Our bioenergy storage solutions?can help clients work with coal to biomass conversion projects and deliver the ideal environment for the processing, h...

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Biomass Energy Facilities

Biomass Energy Facilities

Rubb UK has been a trusted supplier of building solutions for the energy, mining, minerals, waste/recycling, ports and other industrial sectors. More ...

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Construction Shelters

Construction Shelters

We offer temporary small shelters and semi-permanent construction shelters to the construction industry to protect ongoing building projects from the ...

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Construction Tents

Construction Tents

We can get your construction and personnel materials under cover quickly and economically, enabling work to progress at a quicker pace to meet project...

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Custom Engineered Biomass Facilities

Custom Engineered Biomass Facilities

We build custom engineered biomass facilities for the renewable energy and biomass power sectors. Our facilities offer the ideal building solution for...

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Custom Storage Buildings

Custom Storage Buildings

Storage buildings can be custom designed to accommodate conveyors and other loading methods. Retaining sidewalls can also be used to resist lateral l...

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Custom Structures

Custom Structures

We have built close working relationships over the years with architects and practices to offer innovative, cost effective, custom structure solutions...

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EFASS Military Buildings

EFASS Military Buildings

The EFASS series of military buildings is delivered in 3 span widths with different door options to accommodate fixed wing aircraft, rotary wing aircr...

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Emergency Relief Shelters

Emergency Relief Shelters

These disaster shelters can be constructed using local labour with basic tools and minimal lifting gear. Foundation requirements are simple allowing i...

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Environmental Structures

Environmental Structures

many other environmental applications. Rubb tank covers prevent environmental contamination of stored liquids and specially sealed Rubb enviro...

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Fabric Bespoke Buildings

Fabric Bespoke Buildings

Our engineered fabric bespoke buildings can be created to meet any international building code with respect to snow or wind loading and have been prov...

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Marine Buildings

Marine Buildings

Rubb ship and offshore manufacturing buildings are used to protect fabrication work in shipyards around the globe. Rubb marine structures also provide...

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Military Buildings

Military Buildings

Our military building series features relocatable fast erect military hangars for aircraft and helicopters, military storage warehouses, aviation shel...

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Military Hanagrs

Military Hanagrs

Rubb provides durable and field maintainable engineered fabric military hangars to support defence requirements in difficult environmental conditions,...

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Offshore Manufacturing Buildings

Offshore Manufacturing Buildings

Our offshore manufacturing buildings are designed to protect fabrication work in shipyards around the world. These marine structures also offer covere...

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Port Storage Buildings

Port Storage Buildings

Our port storage buildings provide bulk storage solutions. Structures can be custom created to meet a range of bulk handling methods. Extending and re...

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Relocatable Buildings

Relocatable Buildings

Our relocatable buildings provide the most flexible storage warehouse systems as they can be quickly and easily reconfigured/relocated to suit the cha...

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Ship Manufacturing Buildings

Ship Manufacturing Buildings

These marine structures deliver covered storage and dehumidified storage on ships and barges.

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Sport Hall Design & Build

Sport Hall Design & Build

Our sports halls have high strength PVDF coated polyester membrane cladding that is tensioned across an engineered steel frame system. This design off...

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Sports Buildings

Sports Buildings

Our sports buildings can be customised to any size or shape, accommodating a large range of sports. Our translucent roofing systems offer an internal ...

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Storage Buildings

Storage Buildings

Our storage buildings are the perfect solution to help companies accommodate their expansion plans or meet changing logistical requirements.

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Storage Warehousing

Storage Warehousing

Rubb storage buildings are the ideal solution to help companies accommodate their expansion plans or meet changing logistical needs. ...

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Thermohall Buildings

Thermohall Buildings

Development of the Thermohall concept began several years ago in Norway. The goal was to engineer a cost-effective, practical and eco-friendly insulat...

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Waste Management Facilities

Waste Management Facilities

In a growing eco-conscious world, our recycling facilities have the flexibility to meet all waste and recycling demands.

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Waste Recycling Facilities

Waste Recycling Facilities

We can offer custom designed waste management facilities, waste recycling facilities and waste transfer stations to suit your specific storage, handli...

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News

Supporting the connection of London to Birmingham on the new HS2 line

Supporting the connection of London to Birmingham on the new HS2 line

Rubb Buildings Ltd has provided the ideal adaptable storage solution to Fastflow Energy to storage materials and protect equipment. Fastflow is a l...

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The continuing growth of online shopping drives demand for new adaptable warehousing

The continuing growth of online shopping drives demand for new adaptable warehousing

Over the past decade online shopping has escalated at a phenomenal rate in the UK resulting in a demand for warehouse space which has nearly doubled. ...

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Ards Blair Mayne wellbeing & leisure complex

Ards Blair Mayne wellbeing & leisure complex

Hybrid sports hall teams up seamlessly with ultra-modern leisure facility. A new 6-court multi-use sports hall is up and running as part of a new £3...

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Job Vacancy Structural Draughtsman / Steel Detailer

Job Vacancy Structural Draughtsman / Steel Detailer

Are you up for a new design challenge? Start Date: Immediate Position Type: Full time Location: Team Valley, Gateshead Industry: Engineering / Infr...

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Coventry City FC Academy

Coventry City FC Academy

Leicester City star James Maddison opens new football training facility for Coventry City FC Academy Football stars who graduated from Coventry Cit...

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Agile warehouse solutions for a post-Brexit world

Agile warehouse solutions for a post-Brexit world

In the run up to leaving the EU, businesses have been facing great uncertainty over what the future might hold. In the event of ‘Deal’ or ‘No Deal’, m...

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Rubb rises to challenge and provides unique liftable cover

Rubb rises to challenge and provides unique liftable cover

One of the UK’s most fast-growing facilities management service providers have been replacing an existing water treatment cover at their plant in the ...

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Rubb UK support US Army in Germany

Rubb UK support US Army in Germany

The US Army required a gym facility solution to be delivered quickly at a base in Germany, allowing troops to enjoy downtime under cover. Working a...

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UK Ministry of Defence awards Rubb Buildings Ltd with new £9.5m single source contract

UK Ministry of Defence awards Rubb Buildings Ltd with new £9.5m single source contract

North East manufacturing company Rubb has been awarded a new two-year contract with the UK Ministry of Defence. The new contract will see Rubb cont...

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Walkers Transport

Walkers Transport

Custom designed vehicle loading bay supports growth and efficiency Fabric building specialist Rubb has created a new hub for vehicle loading operat...

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Job Vacancy – Project Manager

Job Vacancy – Project Manager

Start Date: Immediate Position Type: Full time Location: Team Valley, Gateshead Industry: Engineering / Infrastructure The Project Manager is ...

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IDEX 2019 International Defence Exhibition and Conference | ADNEC, Abu Dhabi

IDEX 2019 International Defence Exhibition and Conference | ADNEC, Abu Dhabi

Why visit Rubb at IDEX 2019 Stand 05-C05 The EFASS range of soft walled structures were originally specifically designed for a military application to...

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Warehouse solution for food packaging makes the grade on the farm

Warehouse solution for food packaging makes the grade on the farm

Rubb has designed, manufactured and delivered a warehouse storage facility for racking and food packaging at a farm in Oxfordshire, UK. The 25m spa...

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Rubb returns to Abu Dhabi to support EDIC Horizon

Rubb returns to Abu Dhabi to support EDIC Horizon

In 2012 Rubb UK completed construction of a custom designed aluminium steel, hybrid helicopter hangar for the EDIC Horizon, at Al Ain International Ai...

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NIFCO UK Stockton-on-Tees, UK

NIFCO UK Stockton-on-Tees, UK

Leading automotive plastic component supplier Nifco UK called on Rubb to design and construct a custom storage building solution. Nifco UK is based...

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Job Vacancy – Fabricator, Fitter / Welder

Job Vacancy – Fabricator, Fitter / Welder

Start Date: Immediate Position Type: Full time Location: Team Valley, Gateshead Industry: Engineering / Infrastructure The primary focus of th...

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Designing and manufacturing structures in the North East of England for 40 years

Designing and manufacturing structures in the North East of England for 40 years

Quality, reliability and performance are the key factors, when buying temporary or semi-permanent structures. The key advantage of local manufacturing...

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Rubb kick starts leisure improvements to the Alan Higgs Centre Coventry

Rubb kick starts leisure improvements to the Alan Higgs Centre Coventry

Rubb Buildings Ltd is proud to announce work has started on our latest indoor football training facility for Coventry and Warwickshire Awards Trust (C...

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Royal makeover for 28-year-old storage building at Princess Yachts’ HQ

Royal makeover for 28-year-old storage building at Princess Yachts’ HQ

Rubb UK returned to Plymouth to support Princess Yachts with the construction and re-sheet of a 28-year-old Rubb NV storage building. Princess Yach...

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MRO Europe 2018

MRO Europe 2018

The Rubb aviation team will be attending MRO Europe 2018 on Stand 5079 to demonstrate how our alternative hangar solution to traditional aircraft hang...

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Defence on the agenda for Gateshead business

Defence on the agenda for Gateshead business

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been highlighting the benefits of defence to local jobs and industry during a visit to military hangar speciali...

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Apprenticeship leads to Design Engineer star role

Apprenticeship leads to Design Engineer star role

Four years of hard work has paid off for Rubb’s first technical apprentice Liam Whyatt, as he passes his NVQ Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Lia...

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Wind Turbine Blade Improvements Structure

Wind Turbine Blade Improvements Structure

A Rubb custom designed structure is going on an offshore adventure after being lifted into place to provide cover for wind turbine blade improvement a...

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Custom Designed Modular Warehouses

Custom Designed Modular Warehouses

Rubb’s innovative fabric engineered, high quality modular designed warehouse structures offer proven storage solutions for a wide range of businesses ...

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Job Vacancy – Structural Draughtsman

Job Vacancy – Structural Draughtsman

Rubb Buildings Ltd is a respected world leader in the manufacture and construction of custom designed, engineered structures. We provide portable stru...

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Job Vacancy – Sales Executive

Job Vacancy – Sales Executive

We are looking for a confident individual to join our new, dynamic and growing sales team. This is a great position for an enthusiastic, self-motivate...

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Eurosatory 2018 Paris, France

Eurosatory 2018 Paris, France

At Eurosatory 2018 you will be able to discover Rubb rapid deployed hangar advantages that set us apart. The Rubb military team will be positioned at...

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Buildings evolve with port’s changing needs

Buildings evolve with port’s changing needs

Within just seven years, use of fabric storage warehouses grew to cover a massive 56,000 square metres on land at the Port of Tilbury in Essex. The ...

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Temporary buildings, permanent demand

Temporary buildings, permanent demand

In our uncertain business climate one thing is for sure, there will always be a need for high quality temporary buildings from a reliable supplier. Ru...

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Breakbulk Europe 2018 Bremen Germany

Breakbulk Europe 2018 Bremen Germany

This year at Breakbulk Europe 2018 you will be able to discover the Rubb difference at stand 460 – Hall 4. Rubb Buildings Ltd will be showcasing our h...

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Case Studies

Ballymena Council

Ballymena Council

Ballymena Council | Northern Ireland, UK Ballymena Council in Northern Ireland was looking for a highly efficient and proven answer when build...

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Blue Flames Sporting Club

Blue Flames Sporting Club

Rubb's flair for architectural details is clearly displayed by Blue Flames Sporting Club's indoor netball facility at Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne....

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Bristow Helicopter Group

Bristow Helicopter Group

Bristow Helicopter Group approached Rubb to design and manufacture a fabric engineered helicopter hangar, tailor-made for the company’s needs. This re...

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British Airways CityFlyer

British Airways CityFlyer

When a fire destroyed CityFlyer's existing hangar at Gatwick Airport a new aircraft service hangar was an urgent requirement. CityFlyer turned to Rubb...

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Budehaven Netball Hub

Budehaven Netball Hub

Netball and tennis are on the curriculum at a Rubb UK sports hub in Cornwall. Gateshead based Rubb Buildings Ltd beat off competition to becom...

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E.ON Energy

E.ON Energy

Rubb worked with AJS Contracts Ltd to provide its tallest structure to date and first biomass fuel processing and storage facility to energy giant E.O...

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Horizon

Horizon

Al Ain International Airport | United Arab Emirates Rubb Buildings Ltd won an order to provide three 23.4m x 36m steel and aluminium hybrid EFASS ...

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Ipswich Academy | Ipswich, UK

Ipswich Academy | Ipswich, UK

Rubb builds ‘ingenious solution’ for sports hall at Ipswich Academy. Rubb Buildings Ltd joined forces with construction giant Balfour Beatty t...

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LeAF Academy

LeAF Academy

A Bournemouth school is going for gold following the completion of a new beach volleyball hall. LeAF Elite Athlete Academy (formerly Oakmead C...

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Meadowbank Sports Arena | Magherafelt, Northern Ireland

Meadowbank Sports Arena | Magherafelt, Northern Ireland

Rubb multi sports facilities come top of the league with Meadowbank Sports Arena in Magherafelt, Mid-Ulster, Northern Ireland. At 70m span x 1...

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Mid Ulster Sports Arena

Mid Ulster Sports Arena

Multi-sports and 5-aside football have a new arena at Mid-Ulster. Rubb Buildings Ltd helped Mid-Ulster sporting community score a new indoor multi spo...

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Paignton Sports College

Paignton Sports College

Paignton Community and Sports College | Torbay, Devon, UK The 42m x 69m BVE community multi sports building, with 7.5m sidewalls, can cater fo...

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Port of Belfast

Port of Belfast

Rubb Buildings Ltd has helped a port building project grow at the Port of Belfast. Rubb began working with Belfast Harbour Commissioners in 2001 t...

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Port Of Dundee

Port Of Dundee

The Port of Dundee are now reaping the benefits of a custom designed high quality storage facility which is relocatable and extendable for future port...

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Port of Sunderland

Port of Sunderland

Rubb Buildings Ltd helped provide a cost efficient storage solution for Sunderland City Council at Hendon Docks. This versatile cargo storage building...

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Port of Workington

Port of Workington

The Port of Workington offers high quality storage facilities in the form of two relocatable Rubb constructed ports buildings. The ports structure...

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RAF Kinloss

RAF Kinloss

Rubb came up with a solution to house the UK Royal Air Force’s Nimrod MRA4 aircraft is a custom designed Rubb aircraft hangar. This large RAF hangar f...

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ScotAirways Aircraft Hangar

ScotAirways Aircraft Hangar

Rubb Buildings UK completed construction of a relocatable service aircraft hangar for Scot Airways now known as Loganair Ltd in Dundee, Scotland. This...

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Sunderland AFC

Sunderland AFC

Rubb Buildings Ltd was a key player in the team tasked with completing a new indoor football training facility for Sunderland Association Football Clu...

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19 Case Studies

Documents

balfourbeatty_ipswich.pdf

balfourbeatty_ipswich.pdf

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Relocatable aircraft hangars

Relocatable aircraft hangars

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aviation.pdf

aviation.pdf

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biomass.pdf

biomass.pdf

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ble.pdf

ble.pdf

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emergency_shelters.pdf

emergency_shelters.pdf

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sports_brochure.pdf

sports_brochure.pdf

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storage.pdf

storage.pdf

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environmental.pdf

environmental.pdf

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mining_energy.pdf

mining_energy.pdf

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rubb-salt-sand-sheds.pdf

rubb-salt-sand-sheds.pdf

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tech_spec_rubb.pdf

tech_spec_rubb.pdf

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Fabric Engineer 2010.pdf

Fabric Engineer 2010.pdf

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Fabric Engineer 2011.pdf

Fabric Engineer 2011.pdf

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Fabric Engineer 2012.pdf

Fabric Engineer 2012.pdf

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Fabric Engineer 2013.pdf

Fabric Engineer 2013.pdf

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Fabric Engineer 2014.pdf

Fabric Engineer 2014.pdf

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Fabric Engineer 2006.pdf

Fabric Engineer 2006.pdf

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Fabric Engineer 2007.pdf

Fabric Engineer 2007.pdf

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Fabric Engineer 2003.pdf

Fabric Engineer 2003.pdf

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Fabric Engineer 2004.pdf

Fabric Engineer 2004.pdf

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Fabric Engineer 2005.pdf

Fabric Engineer 2005.pdf

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efass.pdf

efass.pdf

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thermohall.pdf

thermohall.pdf

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waste_recycling.pdf

waste_recycling.pdf

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Fabric Engineer 2001.pdf

Fabric Engineer 2001.pdf

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Fabric Engineer 2002.pdf

Fabric Engineer 2002.pdf

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Fabric Engineer 2008.pdf

Fabric Engineer 2008.pdf

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