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Our foam fenders are virtually unsinkable and provide a durable fendering solution for a wide range of marine industries.

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Foam Fenders

Fendercare Marine is one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of foam floating fenders.

The use of memory foams for the fender core, which have high compressive strengths, results in an ability to absorb a great deal of energy during marine operations. This is complemented by low reaction forces, making berthing operations easier – especially in difficult conditions.

Users also gain peace of mind from knowing that the closed cell structure of the foams used means that these fenders are virtually unsinkable and will keep functioning – even if damaged beyond viable repair.

Although fitted as standard with highly durable nylon reinforcement to the outer skin, we are now uniquely able to offer Kevlar™ reinforcement systems to those customers seeking the highest possible level of protection from in-service damage and therefore, the best possible return on their investment.

Floating Foam Fenders

Our floating foam fenders also have a simple yet unique internal structure, which allows the shear loads to be absorbed by a through-chain arrangement terminating in end-shackles rather than the body of the fender itself. This has been engineered so that in the event of overload, any damaged components of this system can be replaced in isolation – as opposed to other foam fenders where the end-fittings form an integral part of the internal workings of the fender and which, if damaged by shear forces, can lead to the fender being written off.

  • High energy absorption/low reaction force
  • Virtually unsinkable
  • Simple, effective internal engineering
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Easy to install
  • Non-marking PU elastomer skin
  • Optional Kevlar™ reinforcement
  • Available with best in class Fendercare Marine chain and tyre nets
  • Standard range supplemented by bespoke design service

Typically floating fenders would be supplied as cylindrical units, but due to our flexible manufacturing processes and our commitment to offering the best possible assistance to our customers, we have also supplied spherical, rectangular and cog-type fenders.

The high-energy absorption ensures a durable and virtually unsinkable foam-filled fender option.

Foam Fender Capacities

Specifications for our standard and high capacity floating foam fenders is broken down below;

Standard Capacity

Diameter A x body length B Energy absorption at 60% comp (kNm) Reaction force at 60% comp (kN) Approx. weight (kg)
300 x 1000 3.1 45 10
500 x 1000 8.7 75 38
600 x 1000 12.5 89 45
600 x 1000 15 107 50
700 x 1500 25.5 156 77
750 x 1500 29 167 80
900 x 1800 50.5 241 125
1000 x 1500 52 223 110
1000 x 2000 69.5 297 150
1200 x 2000 100 356 245
1200 x 2400 120 428 330
1250 x 2000 108 371 320
1250 x 2500 135 464 375
1500 x 3000 234 668 500
1500 x 4000 312 891 625
1700 x 3000 300 757 610
1700 x 3500 350 883 675
1800 x 3000 337 801 750
1800 x 3600 404 692 850
2000 x 3000 416 891 840
2000 x 3500 485 1039 950
2000 x 4000 554 1188 1050
2400 x 4000 798 1425 1475
2400 x 4800 958 1710 1850
2500 x 4000 866 1485 1600
2500 x 5000 1082 1856 2170
2500 x 5500 1191 2041 2325
2700 x 5400 1364 2165 2450
3000 x 5000 1574 2249 2730
3000 x 6000 1871 2672 3150
3300 x 6500 2452 3184 4000
3600 x 7200 3232 3848 4900
4000 x 8000 4434 4751 7400
4200 x 8400 5133 5238 8500
4500 x 9000 6313 6013 8800

High Capacity

Diameter A x body length B Energy absorption at 60% comp (kNm) Reaction force at 60% comp (kN) Approx. weight (kg)
300 x 1000 3.8 54 11
500 x 1000 10.6 91 41
600 x 1000 15.3 109 49
600 x 1000 18.3 131 55
700 x 1500 31 191 85
750 x 1500 36 204 89
900 x 1800 62 294 140
1000 x 1500 64 272 125
1000 x 2000 85 363 170
1200 x 2000 122 436 275
1200 x 2400 146 523 365
1250 x 2000 132 454 353
1250 x 2500 165 567 410
1500 x 3000 286 817 570
1500 x 4000 381 1089 720
1700 x 3000 367 926 700
1700 x 3500 428 1080 780
1800 x 3000 412 980 850
1800 x 3600 494 1176 965
2000 x 3000 508 1089 965
2000 x 3500 593 1271 1100
2000 x 4000 678 1452 1220
2400 x 4000 976 1743 1720
2400 x 4800 1171 2091 2140
2500 x 4000 1059 1815 1865
2500 x 5000 1324 2269 2500
2500 x 5500 1456 2496 2675
2700 x 5400 1668 2647 2865
3000 x 5000 1925 2750 3200
3000 x 6000 2287 3268 3740
3300 x 6500 2998 3894 4735
3600 x 7200 3953 4706 5800
4000 x 8000 4522 5809 8700
4200 x 8400 6277 6405 10000
4500 x 9000 7720 7353 10700

Foam fender FAQs

Please see a selection of commonly asked questions regarding the floating foam fenders;

What is the difference between foam and rubber fenders?

Foam fenders are usually more buoyant and offer higher energy absorption than rubber fenders. Foam fenders also typically require less maintenance, as they do not need to be re-inflated or adjusted regularly. They possess simple yet effective engineering, which makes each fender virtually unsinkable.

What is the difference between standard-capacity and high-capacity foam fenders?

Standard capacity foam fenders are typically cylindrical, while high capacity versions may come in various shapes and sizes, including spherical, rectangular and cog-type. Foam grades can also be changed to customise performance for harsher applications. Foam-filled fenders with chain and tire nets usually have higher capacities than standard versions.

Are foam fenders eco-friendly?

Yes, Foam fenders are considered eco-friendly. The foams used in Fendercare Marine’s products have been specifically designed to be non-toxic and non-polluting.

What is a floating foam fender?

A floating foam fender is a type of buoyant marine fender used to protect ships, docks and quays when coming into contact with each other during berthing operations. Foam fenders are made from high-compressive strength memory foams surrounded by durable nylon or Kevlar™ covers.
Performance can be customised by changing the foam grades. For harsher applications, foam-filled fenders can also come with a chain and tire net.

What are the benefits of using floating foam fenders?

Foam fenders offer a range of benefits, including high energy absorption and low reaction force, virtually unsinkable properties, simple yet effective engineering, low maintenance costs, easy installation, non-marking PU elastomer covers and optional Kevlar™ reinforcement. Foam fenders are also eco-friendly because the foams used are non-toxic and non-polluting.

What type of ships can use foam fenders?

Foam fenders can be used by virtually any vessel, from large container ships to smaller leisure craft. Foam-filled fenders with chain and tire nets are particularly well suited for larger or harsher applications.

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