Polyurethane increases the stability of lifeboats

Lifeboats being built in Sweden are employing some extremely novel construction techniques, by integrating a solid polyurethane fender made with material supplied by Hyperlast.

By adopting this system, the designers of the lifeboats say that they have significantly increased the stability of the vessels. Also, because they displace the waves sideways, the fenders play a key role in reducing water on the deck and so improving visibility.