One of the most difficult fender types to produce is the composite fender, also known as Rubbylene fenders. The composite fender consists of a rubber fender profile covered by a wear-resistant (anti-static) layer. These two materials are connected to each other through vulcanization, which creates a strong compound.
Advantages and uses
The advantages of this type of fender are that the rubber base profile is perfect for absorbing impacts while the wear-resistant (anti-static) layer at the top has little friction, which means that the fender also has good sliding attributes. This combination makes the fender very useful for several purposes. These types of fenders are often used for piers, jetties, pontoons, quays, but also for many different types of workboats.
Different types of composite fenders
The two most used fenders that make use of this wear-resistant (anti-static) layer are block fenders and trapezium fenders. But FenderTec is also capable of applying this layer on other fender types to create composite fenders. An example of this would be keyhole fenders with an UHMW-PE coating. FenderTec has also created light weight composite M-Fenders for workboats for clients. Besides all the advantages of composite fenders named above, it was also possible for these fenders to be bent around the bow and stern of the boats.
FenderTec keeps the standard composite fenders in stock which means that these can be delivered with short notice.
In 90% of the cases mounting of standard composite fenders is done with the use of a bolt/screw connection between two steel strips. See the mounting drawings on our website for more information
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