DANISH FISH TECH GROUP IS ORGANISING A NATIONAL PAVILION OF DENMARK AT NOR-FISHING 21-24 AUGUST 2018. AT THE PAVILION OF DENMARK, MORE THAN 40 DANISH COMPANIES INCLUDING SHIPYARDS ARE SHOWCASING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE FISH AND SEAFOOD INDUSTRY.
Reduced delivery-time on new customised fenders to the fishing industry
Foam fenders for fishing boats require a protective polyurethane coating to endure the harsh conditions at sea. Usually, fender suppliers need a third party to provide the material, which often delay delivery-time. RG Group, owner of RG Rom Gummi, has acquired a polyurethane producing company enabling fast delivery on new customised Foam Filled Fenders to the fishing industry.
”Polyurethane can be mixed in various ways making the material suitable for different industries. However, shipowners usually get polyurethane products as an off-the-shelf item, which may not be tailored for the fishing industry,” explains Jesper Berg Kristensen, CEO at RG Rom Gummi.
“Acquiring a polyurethane producing company reduces delivery-time on fenders by always having the material available as well as enabling customised solutions with the flexibility and durability a vessel requires,” he says.
Long-lasting fenders reduce costs
As a result of the Danish company’s recent acquisition, RG Rom Gummi is launching its new Foam Filled Fenders at Nor-Fishing 2018 in Trondheim, Norway.
“Fenders act as a cushion between a fishing boat and the dock. The polyurethane coating protects the Foam Filled Fenders from wear, and thus ensure long-term durability and reduced costs for shipowners,” says Jesper Berg Kristensen.
Customised fenders for any vessel
The new Foam Filled Fenders can be used for any type of vessel by customising the dimensions of the fender, density of foam core along with different mooring equipment.
“Larger fishing vessels need bigger and heavier fenders to protect the vessel, while smaller vessels usually prefer lightweight fenders, which can easily be handled by few crew members,” Jesper Berg Kristensen says. He continues:
“The fenders can also be equipped with a mooring rod for easy installation or clevis eyes at both ends of the fender for crane lifting”.