Since plastics usually swell when using mineral oils, silicone oil must be used at these points. Robbe synthetic oil for plastics is filled into practical dosing pipettes that enable precise and economical dosing.
In 1924 Robert Becker (robbe) set up a small sawmill in the heart of Germany, which formed the germ-cell of brand today. At that time modelling was almost unknown, and did not feature in the activities of the young company, which initially concentrated on marketing a broad range of wooden products. After 1945 the first supplies of balsa wood were imported from South America for processing, and it was Hubert Becker, son of the company's founder, who was among the first to recognise the potential of this easily-worked timber in the field of modelling.