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Monthly Archives: April 2016


By Richard Hepworth, President of Trelleborg’s marine systems operation

Trelleborg’s marine systems operation in Dubai is to hit the road following the launch of its first ever technical seminar road trip across the Middle East from 24th April to 4th May.

Unlike your average seminar series, the road trip will see Trelleborg deliver one-day technical seminars straight to customers’ doors, across the Middle East, with one-day events in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Damman, Saudi Arabia; Kuwait City, Kuwait; Bahrain City, Bahrain; Dubai, UAE; and Aqaba, Jordan. The road trip is specifically designed to provide port authorities and consultants with everything they need to know about Trelleborg’s latest developments in port and terminal infrastructure.

The events will see the experts at Trelleborg discuss a range of key industry issues including marine fender best practice and the latest guidelines for docking and mooring systems. Technical expert Mishra Kumar will also be on hand to discuss the importance of ingredient selection, mixing and the manufacturing process in marine fenders.

As our commitment to taking a smarter approach to port and terminal optimization continues to grow, the road trip provides the ideal platform to highlight the importance of specifying smart, engineered solutions for port approach, berthing, docking and mooring to those across a region that is rapidly becoming a global shipping hub.

For more information about the road trip, or if you’d like to register your attendance, contact Anu Bhaskar:


As you may know, towards the end of last year, Trelleborg acquired Marimatech, and we have recently taken a key step towards becoming one company, with Marimatech A/S officially transferring its legal entity to become Trelleborg Marine Systems Denmark, with immediate effect.

We’re committed to taking a smarter approach within our product lines. Marimatech’s navigation and ship positioning portfolio really supports this objective, so we’re pleased that the acquisition has progressed so quickly.

We’re already looking for ways in which Marimatech’s legacy technology can be integrated with our existing product range and look forward to sharing innovations with the market in the months and years to come.

For more information, please visit our website and have a look at the press release announcing the acquisition:


Trelleborg’s marine systems operation was invited to speak at the leading event in the international rubber calendar, RubberCon 2015, in early March, which was held at Hotel ITC Grand Chola in Chennai, India.

Organized by the Indian Rubber Institute (IRI), Rubbercon is the official bi-annual conference from the International Rubber Conference Organization (IRCO). With the theme ‘Shaping the Future through Innovative Technology’, Rubbercon 2015 brought together over 600 attendees to discuss the latest trends and developments in the rubber and allied industries.

At the seminar, Trelleborg technical expert, Mishra Kumar, discussed how a superior rubber formulation – one which uses natural rubber and reinforcing fillers – can be degraded if it is subjected to an inferior mixing process, ultimately producing a low performance compound and a low performance fender.

In addition, Mishra also discussed mixing and compound modulus as an effective and robust measure of fender performance.

You can learn more about the topics covered in our recent “Assuring fender Performance” webinar.


By Richard Hepworth, President, Trelleborg’s marine systems operation

Trelleborg’s marine systems operation will exhibit its portfolio of advanced marine fender system solutions, docking and mooring equipment, oil and gas transfer technology and surface buoyancy products at Sea Japan 2016, to be held 13 – 15 April at the Tokyo BIG SIGHT Exhibition Center in Tokyo, Japan.

Attracting more than 18,000 high caliber visitors from across the globe, Sea Japan is the country’s largest and fastest growing international commercial marine show.

The Japanese market is very quality-driven, which complements the Trelleborg ethos and our unwavering commitment to taking a smarter approach to port and terminal efficiency.

With that in mind, Sea Japan provides the ideal platform to showcase our comprehensive range of advanced, high performance solutions to one of Trelleborg’s key markets.

On stand, we’ll be showcasing our range of pneumatic and foam fenders. As an ideal ship protection medium for load sensitive structures such as LNG vessels and ocean platforms, Trelleborg’s ISO 17357-1:2014 compliant pneumatic fenders feature high energy absorption with low reaction force. Trelleborg foam fenders are super tough due to a unique manufacturing process and have high energy absorption for their reactive load.

Our booth will also feature our range of IALA compliant, low maintenance, robust navigation buoys. From 1.25 to 3.6m in diameter, these provide a realistic alternative to traditional steel buoys. These modular buoys are lighter, easily transported, lower maintenance and can be deployed using smaller maintenance vessels.

We’ll also be demonstrating its SeaTechnik™ Ship-Shore Link (SSL) system which has been an industry standard in large scale LNG transfer for nearly 20 years and has applications in onshore and offshore applications.

To find out more, visit us at Sea Japan 2016 on booth number N-48. We look forward to meeting you there!