Eltech Rubber offer a comprehensive range of moulded and extruded marine rubber fenders which are cost effective and efficient solutions to suit any operating environment, condition and requirement. The principle purpose of a rubber fender system is to protect the hull and berthing facility from damage when vessels berth alongside. The fender functions as a shock absorber by absorbing the berthing energy of a vessel on berthing facility. There are many service factors which must be taken into consideration when making a decision on which type and size of fender is best suited for a given application, type of pier structure, type and size of vessel, berthing velocity of vessel, method of berthing, sea currents and wave action. Some of the most common types of marine fenders are shown below.