Uses and Shapes

Uses and Shapes

Hollow Cylindrical Section Rubber Fenders:

Hollow cylindrical section fenders have a long history protecting vessels, much more than any other type of fender. They are simple and versatile as well as very easy to install. Thanks to their flexibility, their main use is to protect and preserve from damages due to impact or rubbing docks and mooring quays (nautical fenders), as well as the sides of the ships.

The rubber elasticity gradual response makes this kind of fenders the ideal product to cushion impacts and clutches in large ships and small boats. They are produced in different sizes in order to be suitably combined with specific and various applications.


Delta Shape Rubber Fenders:

From the hollow cylindrical section to the delta fender: its D or Delta shape is an evolution of the previous type and is usually used by fixing it with the help of bolts directly to the structure to protect. Depending on the size of their section, our fenders may be produced in different lengths to suit every kind of application. Small and medium-section delta fenders are widely used as a band around the structure of tow-boats and workboats (i.e. lighters, barges).

Atag SpA has always produced a wide range of  fenders, in many sizes and measures and in delta or other sections.

Our standard range of rubber fenders refers to section delta fenders:

Other types of fenders

The term fender is commonly used to refer to those products that hang on the sides of boats and have the characteristic oblong or spherical shape (cylindrical or spherical fenders). They are usually made of inflatable PVC and are normally used on boats. These fenders require high maintenance and inflation pressure monitoring: they are a completely different product from rubber fenders.      

The flexible uses of rubber fenders

Fender is a product conceived to avoid damages to the outer and external parts and sides of a vessel during mooring in general or in case of proximity with other vessels during manoeuvre or long-term stay at a quay.

They can be fixed to wharves, moorings, piers, or directly to the boats. All fenders are resistant to strong impacts and for this reason they are suitable for a wide range of applications, both for general common use and outside the nautical sphere: garages, machine workshops, loading/unloading areas, crash barriers, back of trucks, in Industry and Trade, etc.