Net-type fenders (Type Ⅰ) are covered with a chain net, wire net or fiber net for small size fenders. Usually these nets have used-tires together with rubber sleeves for additional protection, except fiber net which has only rubber sleeves. Chain nets last longer against corrosion, while wire nets are light and more easily repaired.
Type V—Rubber Sleeve Net Type Pneumatic Fenders
Rubber sleeve nets cover the chain net completely by strong rubber sleeves. The rubber sleeve is made of rubber reinforced with synthetic-tire-cord. The standard colors of the rubber sleeve are black and orange.
Fiber rope nets cover the fender body completely by strong marine ropes. The rope is made of reinforced fiber material. The colors of the fiber rope are various.
Aircraft tire chain nets use air craft tires, instead of automobile tires, to keep larger stand-off distance and enough protection for the fender body.
Grey/White rubber is a specially formulated rubber with color compound added. Creamy white color can be requested instead of grey color as an alternative.
Vertical Hydro-pneumatic Pneumatic Rubber Fenders are specially designed pneumatic fenders that can be water-ballasted and installed vertically.
They are popular with vessels whose berthing point is below the water line such as catamaran ships, semi-submersibles platforms or other submersibles.