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Have You Ever Wondered What Makes a Good Fender?



ShibataFenderTeam, the leading fender manufacturer, invites viewers behind the scenes of their state-of-the-art rubber fender manufacturing facility. The video, now available on YouTube, underscores SFT’s dedication to quality, sustainability, and technical innovation in the maritime industry.

The journey unfolds in Southeast Asia, the epicenter of natural rubber production and home to SFT’s manufacturing facility. The video guides the viewer through each step of crafting high-performance fenders, based on the extensive know-how of our fender manufacturing experts.

Starting at the compounding stage, a critical a highly project-specific part of the process, the video gives and overview of the entire manufacturing process, using cutting-edge technology. The journey takes the viewer through the mixing, manufacturing and curing (AKA vulcanization) process, offering a unique opportunity to see the attention to details and precision at every step.

Before the fenders embark to their final destination to protect people, vessels and ports worldwide, each fender undergoes a thorough testing procedures and inspections. Quality is at the heart of our operation, ensuring every fender meets rigorous standards.

This video highlights SFT’s technical expertise, reinforcing their standing as a trusted partner in the marine industry.

Get on board to this amazing tour of our Malaysian factory for an in-depth look at how SFT transforms natural rubber into high-performance fenders.

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