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Dura Composites Marine Division Announces the Launch of Revolutionary New Composite Timber Fenders

By Stuart Burns October 6, 2015


Standard Fender


Top Board with LEDs


Top Board

Dura Composites has launched a new range of revolutionary Composite Timber Fenders which help protect vessels, structures, pontoons and staging across the Marine industry.

As every marina owner and operator knows, good pontoon fenders are essential to the smooth running of marinas, as they add a much needed layer of protection for boats during rough weather. Traditionally these fenders are made from standard timber, which is prone to rotting and splitting and can become a safety hazard over time.

Dura Composites’ new range of Composite Timber Fenders are produced from Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) manufactured via an extrusion process using a mix of recycled plastics and hardwood wastes with various bespoke additives. Composite Timber is an immensely versatile material which combines the traditional appearance of natural timber with the durability and resilience of an engineered composite.

Available as both a standard and a top board fender, the products offer a simple to install ‘all-in-one’ solution with a grooved anti-slip teak-effect surface which perfectly complements the Dura range of Marina Decking. The top board fender can be specified with a clever LED light recess channel, to allow LED lights to be installed flush into the fender to maxmise visibility of the pontoon or finger edge in the dark or in poor weather conditions.

A simple clad-on solution, Dura Composite Timber fenders are ideal for both new pontoons and marine refurbishments. They will not rot, fade or warp, never need painting, can be easily handled and also offer fantastic anti-slip properties. Furthermore, they are unaffected by a wide range of chemicals which would otherwise cause degradation to steel, aluminium or wood, making them a cost effective and low maintenance alternative to traditional materials.