Trelleborg's FQ1000 ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) is the first choice material for facing steel fender panels and other heavy duty applications. It combines very low friction with excellent impact strength and a wear resistance much better than steel.
Most popular is FQ1000-DS which is 'double-sintered' and work-hardened for extra durability. The standard colour is black, but if other colours are needed then FQ1000-V 'virgin' grade also comes in yellow, white, grey, blue, green and red. FQ1000 UHMW-PE materials are compounded to resist ozone and UV radiation. They do not degrade or rot and are easily recycled at the end of their useful service life.
Very low friction coefficient
Excellent abrasion resistance
UV and ozone resistant
Does not rot, split or crack
Fender panel (frame) face pads Rubbing strips V-fender shields Lock entrance and wall protection Bridge buttress protection Beltings on workboats