The development of the HYB technology started long before the company HyBond AS was established. In the early beginning the development was driven solely by professor Øystein Grong at NTNU based on a vision to develop a novel joining technology solely on the aluminum's own premises. The technology was named Hybrid Metal Extrusion & Bonding (HYB).
In 2007 the Norwegian industry portfolio company Langset AS became interested in the HYB technology, and together with NTNU TTO they founded the company HyBond AS to continue the development of the revolutionary HYB process. After several attempts the company managed to develop a fully functioning extruder prototype. This was applied to solid state welding of aluminum using filler metal additions, without causing heat-affected zone (HAZ) softening.
With these promising results in mind, Statoil saw the HYB technology as an opportunity to increase the use of aluminum in their offshore installations, as it allows fabrication of lighter constructions that are less prone to cracking and corrosion than those produced by means of conventional welding technologies. In 2014 Statoil and Cardo Partners became part of the owner group together with Langset and NTNU TTO to take the technology through the final industrialization step, and use the technology in the fabrication of Statoil's offshore installations at the new Johan Sverdrup oil field.