American Floor Products Co., Inc. has been involved in the manufacture of dock bumpers, for over a half of a century.
As a result of laboratory testing, the development of our dock bumpers have proven to be sturdy and long-wearing.
Are designed with excellent re-coil capabilities, giving protection to both building and vehicle.
Are sturdy and attractive, with a variety of designs.
Have been traditionally the "work-Horse".
Are tailored for the pleasure boat market.
Are extruded and portable. Ideal for underground parking, sport stadiums, shopping malls, etc.
Meet the OSHA safety requirements. Available in aluminum, urethane and rubber to prevent vehicles from moving when parked.
EPDM is a synthetic rubber polymer made from ethylene, propylene, and diene monomers. It was develop in the early 1960s
for use in the automotive, roofing, and aircraft industries. It's ideal for both interior and exterior applications - such as
loading docks and parking garages - because of its excellent resistance to ozone, oxidants, severe weather conditions, and
industrial chemicals. It provides very good resilience and tensile characteristics, resulting in very good impact performance
and excellent long term durability.
The extruded bumpers are made of Nordell EPDM Hydrocarbon Rubber. Molded bumpers are manufactured of nylon and polyester
reinforced rubber. Laminated bumpers are made with rubberized-fabric recycled truck tires cut into uniform pads and punched
to receive 3/4" supporting rods. The ends are enclosed with metal angles under 1,500 pounds of pressure and welded to
the supporting rods. Some of the SeaMaster marine bumpers are made of non-marking vinyl.
SBR (Styrene butadiene rubber) is a lower cost synthetic compound which offers little resistance to ozone, sunlight
and heat, and provides little resistance to oils and chemicals typically found in commercial and industrial applications.
Tensile Strength: PSI 2400
Elongation at break: 220%
Hardness, Durometer: "A" 70
Tear Strength: (ASTM D-624) 229 lbs./in.
Compression set, method B
After 22 hrs. @ 158°F 10%
After 48 hrs. @ 212°F 38%
Solenoid brittleness temperature (no failure), (-64°F)
Ozone resistance 100ppm 1142 hrs. @ 100°F 20% elongation (no cracks)
Deflection-60,000 ft./lbs.-3" with no ruptures.