Foam and rubber gaskets, tapes, and sheets are essential in countless industries, offering padding, protection, and functionality. Closed-cell foam sheets hold particular importance for marine applications. Let’s explore why closed-cell rubber and foam reign supreme in the boating world.

Why does material matter for marine machinery?

Boats and yachts face relentless exposure to water, leading to decay of vital metal and timber components. UV rays further accelerate damage. Choosing the right materials from the start drastically extends the lifespan of a vessel, boosting its value. Many materials suit nautical use, but selecting those that block air, water, and oil is crucial for long-term durability.

What are marine foam sheets?

Foam comes in two types: open-cell and closed-cell. Alanto supplies a wide range of marine materials, with closed-cell foam sheets being the top choice for several reasons. Closed-cell materials offer distinct advantages for marine environments:

    • They block water intrusion.
    • They resist air penetration.
    • They impede chemical absorption.
    • They can be lightweight and buoyant.
    • They boast strength and density.

The Yacht Seal Case Study

Alanto excels in supplying sealant for yacht hatches. These hatches separate the upper and lower decks, playing a vital role in shielding the boat’s interior. Hatch seals must be tough and resilient to withstand constant pressure and ensure a tight closure. Alanto recommended a dense, natural EPDM closed-cell sponge, providing a lasting and comprehensive seal.

Do you need material guidance for your boat?

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