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Many disciplines come together in shipbuilding. Steel construction, construction, machine construction, interior construction and so on. Every discipline has its own need for plastic products. Plastics with specific properties offer solutions for shipbuilding that traditional materials do not.
For a ship it is important that plastic parts are wear-resistant. This is emphatically the case for fender belts or other impact and rubbing applications. The need for wear-resistant material also arises on work vessels where, for example, sand and gravel must be transported. When building a ship, weight can also be saved by using plastic, which is also important for this industry for various reasons. The UV resistance of materials that are used outdoors is of course also very important. Last but not least, the application in combination with salt water plays an important role. There are countless examples that support why the use of custom plastic is important for shipbuilding.
Lakwijk supplies a wide variety of products to the shipbuilding industry. The wear-resistant and, for example, chemical-resistant custom machine parts are extensive. But also synthetic glazing and products for interior construction on board are disciplines in which Lakwijk can deliver and tailor everything. Other examples are walkways (engine room), fender belts and battery boxes.
Because so many disciplines in shipbuilding come together, the issues surrounding the use of materials are also numerous. Lakwijk is happy to provide technical advice and advice in the choice of materials as added value. Being involved in the challenges at the beginning of a ship's development process often yields a great deal. Lakwijk likes to be a partner who is asked to think along.