Vertical pads are manufactured using select kiln-dried pressurized wood, and a high density, light weight urethane foam core with 98% compression recovery and maintaining flexibility at -40° (fire retardant formula available). The foam core is continuously bonded (not spot glued) to the wood backing with a high quality, non-flammable elastic adhesive. Cover fabric shall be double stitched with high strength twisted 4-ply 100% polyester bonded thread U.V. treated. The cover fabrics overlaps the wood backing, totally enclosing it, and is fastened with heavy duty plated staples.
Vertical pads are vented through brass plated grommets allowing air to be exhausted and moisture to drain. Vertical pads are tapered cut at the bottom to prevent sagging, pinching, and wearing when compressed, as well as the top to provide adequate draining. Vertical pads have a full height 4” yellow guide stripe to aid in spotting trailers. Unit shall come complete with a matching full-width curtain over vertical pads. A full-width steel tube shall be inserted into a pocket of the head curtain to prevent sagging. The head curtain has a 4” D x 18” H x required Length urethane foam pad wrapped in a polyethylene sleeve and inserted into a specially constructed pocket on the face of the curtain.
The series 0251 foam pad curtain dock seal shall be furnished with all necessary mounting hardware, galvanized to resist corrosion.The 0251 can be fitted for openings up to 10’0” W x 12’0” H by the use of wedge-shaped vertical pads and a longer drop curtain.
A large selection of cover fabrics available includes our exclusive SS-90-1 high performance vinyl. Other fabrics available include: hypalons, neoprenes, and vinyls.