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Manuplas to show its range of sprayed vessel fender systems at Seawork

13th April 2017

Manuplas will display its range of bespoke sprayed fendering systems, designed for protecting the sides and bows of commercial vessels at the Seawork Commercial Marine and Workboat Exhibition, 13-15 June 2017.

An increased focus in recent years on the need to reduce the operational costs of vessels in terms of reduced fuel consumption has driven Manuplas to develop lightweight sprayed fendering systems which are up to 60% lighter than traditional rubber D Fenders.  This helps to improve speed and fuel consumption of a range of vessels including wind farm services vessels, high speed interceptor vessels, lifeboats, military vessels, crew transfer monohulls / catamarans, patrol boats and search and rescue vessels.  

The fenders are manufactured form a cross-linked polyethylene foam with a non-marking spray applied polyurethane elastomer skin.

Manuplas lightweight, sprayed fenders are often supplied as a modular configuration which makes it easier, quicker and more cost effective to replace worn or damaged sections.  Vessel downtime is therefore also reduced dramatically.

Greg Hue, Global Sales Manager for Manuplas Marine and Fendering Products says: "Seawork will be a great opportunity to tell the market about our on-going research that has gone into developing leading concepts for lightweight fender solutions."

Visitors to the Manuplas stand (PY13) at Seawork will be able to see other products from the Manuplas range on display including cast vessel fendering, floating fenders and a range of surface buoys such as mooring buoys and navigation buoys.