Tug fenders must work harder, for longer and under more extreme conditions than any other fender type. Tug vessels use fenders as bumpers to move larger vessels, so they are constantly being pushed against steel surfaces which cause the fender to wear and tear quickly. Trelleborg’s high abrasion resistant, low density Tug Fenders are cost effective and long-lasting. They may be fitted with up to four types of fenders – each type serving a particular application. Trelleborg has developed a new high performance super abrasion resistant (HPSAR) compound used in our Tug Cylindrical fenders, increasing service life significantly.