Industry

Marine

Materials designed to cope with life at sea.

Marine applications present some of the toughest challenges for engineers across the globe. From initial construction to life at sea, vessels must be specially designed with the correct materials to handle prolonged exposure to salt water, UV and rapid environmental changes.

Low Moisture Absorption

Limit changes in material properties, such as dimension or mechanical strength usually associated with moisture absorption.

Dimensional Stable

Maintains original dimensions during changes in temperature and humidity.

Near Neutral Buoyancy

Materials neither fall nor sink when submerged in water.

Recommended Materials

PA6
PA6
The original cast nylon - PA6 is the base grade from which all cast nylon materials are created.
PA6/12
PA6/12
Our Nylon 6 & Nylon 6 co-polymer,  offering excellent dimensional stability and reduced moisture absorption
Polyurethane (PU)
Polyurethane (PU)
Polyurethane (PU) is an extremely versatile and abrasion-resistant material. Available from Viva in a wide variety of shore hardnesses including 35-95 Shore A & 55-77 Shore D.
Oil Filled Nylon (OFN)
Oil Filled Nylon (OFN)
Oil Filled Nylon | PA 6C + blended liquid lubricant
Nylacast Aquanyl
Nylacast Aquanyl
Our premium PA612 for unrivalled dimensional stability & moisture absorption. Available through our partnership with Nylacast.
Polyethylene (PE-UHMW)
Polyethylene (PE-UHMW)
Polyethylene is well known in the polymer family and is often referred to as PE. It has an extremely low coefficient of friction, good chemical and corrosion resistance with excellent impact strength making it an extremely adaptive thermoplastic material.

Typical Applications