Less Toxic Marine Fenders: A Fail Fast Approach

When energy from waves pushes boats up against docks, jetties, and other vessels, ship and marina owners install fenders to vessel hulls and docks to absorb the energy and prevent damage. Used tires are a popular choice for fenders, but are they the best choice?

Duwamish River ship operators approached entrepreneur Andries Breedt to design a less toxic and more functional marine fender, and Breedt came to Northwest Green Chemistry to assess the product for toxicity concerns.  Learn more about NGC’s "fail fast" screening approach in this case study and on our website.