Rubber for the Marine Industry
Our role in the marine industry
The Marine industry is incredibly important, as goods are transported across the oceans and seas day upon day. In 2019 the shipping trades total value hit £11.6 trillion and is increasing as demand continues to rise.
- Is your vessel a ship, passenger ferry, trawler, pleasure boat or canal barge?
- Do you operate a port, harbour, jetty, pontoon, or lock?
- Do you need to replace the rubber protection bumpers on your trailer?
Over time, rubber fenders, seals and mouldings deteriorate and will eventually perish. Prolonged exposure to water and the elements will lessen the life of most products. Our rubber solutions are highly resistant to that degradation.
Our UK-based manufacturing resources and expertise are at your disposal to supply the rubber fenders, seals and mouldings you need. We offer a fast turnaround and cost-effective solutions courtesy of our 80 years working with the marine industry.
Rubber applications for marine
The marine sector is always using rubber to protect and maintain their equipment. Here is some of the most popular applications of rubber in the marine industry:
- Vessel Door seals
- Rig Door seals
- Vessel Window seals
- Rig window seals
- Vessel Hatch seals
- Bumpers for Vessels and Barges
- Bumpers for Mooring points
- Bumpers for Pontoon, Lock, Jetty, Port and Harbour walls
- Sound and vibration dampener for vessels
- Vessel Insulation
Premium quality EPDM rubber fenders are manufactured to order from our standard range or custom made to meet your specific needs. Our rubber fender profiles provide unrivalled protection in a wide range of marine applications, protecting boats, jetties, mooring points and landing stages.
We have written a handy guide on finding what type of fendering is right for your boat.
MarineRubber fendering for boats
Vessels in most cases are expected for safety reasons to be equipped with fenderings on every side of the boat. This to protect the various areas that boats are likely to make contact with like canal walls, other vessels, harbour walls to avoid damaging any structure. This is usually printed in most by-laws all over the country.View our Boat Fendering
Did you know...?
The Norfolk Broads is one of the UK's most beautiful National Parks with over 125 miles of navigable, lock-free waterways and is home to 12,000 pleasure craft. Walker Rubber has played a large part in supplying rubber fenders and seals to boatyards, hire companies and private owners for over 50 years and helping to sustain the local marine economy.
Additionally, Norfolk and Suffolk are bases for many offshore renewable industries, with marine craft serving rigs and wind turbines alike from ports in Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Felixstowe just to name a few.
The Walker Rubber Difference
Rubber products manufactured to order with industry leading turnaround times.
Not quite sure what you need? Our team are on hand to provide fast, high-quality expertise with years of experience to back it up.
Your journey with us starts in sales. Like our exceptional manufacturing lead times, our sales team is no different. They will guide you through the process every step of the way. We are proud to say 90% of enquiries are quoted on the same day ensuring there is no delay in getting your project with us underway.
With our right first-time ethos, combined with only using premium materials from trusted sources, the quality of our rubber products are the best in the business.
We are experts in the manufacture of rubber extrusions. Our limitations are very small we can produce extrusions from 1m to 10,000m in length or 1mm to 300mm across.Rubber Extrusions
Our selection of cutting machinery enables us to be accurate and precise, meeting the required specifications for our customers.Rubber Gaskets
Most moulding requirements are unique to each customer. We supply a comprehensive range of mouldings in a variety of compounds: EPDM, Neoprene, Natural, Nitrile Silicone, Viton, Polyurethane and TPE.Rubber Mouldings
One of our more unique capabilities. We can bond together multiple types of rubber sheet to create your ideal material.Rubber Bonding
We have the capability to manufacture tooling inhouse, turning your ideas into reality with a short but cost-effective turnaroundRubber Tooling