Understanding how fender performance is impacted by the manufacturing process

The rubber element is a critical component in developing the characteristics of a marine fender system. The mixing process, the equipment used and the impact of carbon black dispersion on fender quality are all discussed in “Rubber Fenders: Mixing It Up”.

Find out;

  • How a Thermo-Gravimetric Analysis test evaluates chemical composition – but doesn’t guarantee final performance
  • Why the mixing process and equipment used are critical
  • The role that carbon black dispersion has to play in the performance of fenders
  • How measuring carbon black dispersion informs modulus value and means more robust specifications