ENGINEERING material and application specialists, Nylacast, enjoyed success at the prestigious 2018 British Engineering Excellence Awards, with its low friction marine technology the ‘chock liner’ receiving the accolade for Materials Application of the Year.
The low friction product is an engineering solution and application created to address the mooring challenges faced within the global maritime industry, featuring on a wide variety of vessel types including naval ships, tugs, ferries, container vessels and cruise liners.
Developed using Nylacast’s leading materials technology, the custom-formulated polyamide 6 material, coupled with the patented product design results in an easily installed and retrofitted liner, delivering significant reduction of rope wear, abrasion and tearing. It also provides better equalisation of mooring loads, in addition to greatly reducing the need for routine and costly maintenance.
The ten strong judging panel bought in from across the engineering spectrum to scrutinise each finalist, summarised the chock liner as being “a classic example of the right material finding the perfect application to create a successful product”.
Taking place at County Hall in Central London, the British Engineering Excellence Awards, hosted by writer and broadcaster Dr Kevin Fong, welcomed leading companies from across the UK to celebrate engineering success and innovation stemming from the region. The event saw the Materials Application of the Year Award being presented to Made in Britain member Nylacast.
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