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 color is black, but if other colors 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.
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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