Dock fenders protect loading docks from impacts from heavy machinery across all industries. Marine dock fenders provide the same type of protection to docks in ports. Hoffmeyer provides dock fenders in rubber, UHMW, and inflatable materials. Our trusted representatives can help you choose the dock fenders that are right for your application and your budget.
Rubber fenders have the toughness to withstand abrasion and compression without showing significant loss. Rubber fenders easily absorb impact forces. Our Hoffmeyer rubber dock fenders can handle heavy loads, shocks, and abrasions. Rubber fenders are typically colored black to hide cuts, scrapes, and scuffs. They can feature internal rubber ribbings and may be made of recycled rubber. Rubber dock fenders are especially useful for marine applications because they can handle seawater, steam, many chemicals, and direct sunlight. Hoffmeyer rubber fenders are cut to standard lengths and predrilled for easy installation.
Inflatable fenders are primarily used in marine applications to prevent impact shock. They are typically used on ocean platforms, LPG vessels, boats, large docks, wharfs, and harbors. Inflatable fenders have more energy absorption capacity than traditional rubber fenders, weigh less, and are quicker and easier to install. They also handle impact to ships better and are less expensive.
Inflatable fenders are a versatile solution because they can be easily deflated for convenient storage. They may absorb shock between vessels or between a dock and a vessel.
Our Hoffmeyer UHMW dock fenders offer low friction, which creates less friction when used with marine vehicles. The corrosive action of high winds, sand, and salt water and does not affect these UHMW fenders nearly as much as other types of dock fenders. UHMW fenders even last longer than stainless steel fenders. They do not change shape in extremes of temperature, and can handle virtually all weather conditions. UHMW fenders feature zero water absorption, and are perfect for a huge variety of applications.