Composite fenders consist of a rubber profile with a wear resistant UHMW-PE coating with a low coefficient of friction. The two materials are connected to each other by means of vulcanisation to form a permanent connection. The rubber profile absorbs energy while the UHMW-PE coating provides low friction and appropriate sliding properties. Composite fenders are suitable for the protection of various types of ships and quays, especially where a bumper is required with a wear-resistant surface with low friction properties.
FenderTec produces a standard range of composite fenders in block, keyhole and trapezoidal form:
• Block composite fender
• Keyhole composite fender
• Trapezium composite fender
The most common dimensions are kept in stock and can therefore be delivered at short notice. Non-standard sizes and customer specific versions can also be produced and delivered with short lead times.
Composite fenders are normally mounted between two strips or in a U-beam. The required mounting holes are made through the side of the fender. Composite fenders can be supplied in any desired length and the ends can be bevelled.
Composite fenders are widely used in various sizes and designs on:
• water locks