Parma Plast profile protects pilings

Parma UniversalFender Parma UniversalFender is made of foamed thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)
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Parma Plast has launched a soft, flexible and strong protective profile made of foamed thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU).

The new Parma UniversalFender is distributed by Barrow International and will provide protection for pilings at marinas, fuel docks, private docks, quays or jetties to prevent accidental damage to an approaching vessel. The operating temperature of the TPU material ranges from -40°C up to +80°C and is UV-stabilised, making it suitable in all kinds of environments, while the TPU combined with airfilled spaces in the profile is designed to be extra shock absorbing.

“It stays strong, flexible and soft, event with temperatures down to -50°C, where other thermoplastic materials gets hard and break easily," said Jan Hendrik Parmann of Norway-based Parma Plast. "By foaming the material, we have also achieved even more flexibility.”

Diverse application

The 90mm by 30mm profile can be mounted around very narrow radiuses as well as corners, to ensure it can be used for a variety of applications in both marine and other markets.

Jan added: “The benefit of the Parma UniversalFender is without doubt the flexibility, strength and elasticity in the material quality as well as simplicity of the profile, compared to other protection products. You can easily bend it around sharp corners and small diameters, that makes it very suitable and easy to fit on piles, pillars, docks, workboats, walls and much more.”

The TPU material is 100% recycled as well as 100% recyclable, without having any negative effect on the strength and flexibility of the material.

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