- Equipment, Machinery & Materials-Ropes - Woven, Wire & Mooring
Dyneema® is the world’s strongest and lightest fiber. It’s 15 times stronger than steel on a weight for weight basis and 40 times stronger than aramid. Yet it can float on water. This combination of extreme strength and low weight make it suitable for a wide and expanding number of applications.
The huge range of uses include:
Super strong yet light mooring ropes, crane ropes, and aquaculture nets
Cut-resistant protective gloves and high-strength threads for medical applications
Bullet-resistant vests and highly advanced anti-ballistic vehicle armor
Fuel-saving lightweight airplane cargo nets and containers
High performance clothing, shelters, footwear, backpacks, and sports equipment
Office Europe, Middle East and Africa
South Stanley NC 28164
- Phone: 800.883.7404
Ivy St Mesa AZ 85205
- Phone: 704.862.5000
São Paulo 717
- Phone: +55 11 3046 3350
Office Asia - Pacific
- Phone: +65 6908 0550
- Web: http://www.dsm.com/
Dyneema® is a super-strong fiber and tape made from Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMwPE). The combination of extreme strength and low weight makes it suitable for a wide and growing range of applications.
The secret to UHMwPE’s superior performance lies in the extremely long molecular chains that transfer load more effectively to the polymer backbone. As a result Dyneema® is 15 times stronger than steel on a like for like basis. In fact, UHMwPE has the highest impact strength of any thermoplastic made today. Yet it can float on water.
UHMwPE doesn’t smell, doesn’t taste of anything, and it is nontoxic. It is highly resistant to corrosive chemicals and shows extremely low moisture absorption. It’s also self-lubricating, highly resistant to abrasion, and its friction coefficient is significantly lower than that of nylon, for example, and comparable to that of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE, Teflon) – but with better abrasion resistance.
• Mooring the world’s largest cruise ships is safe and simple with ropes made with Dyneema® - When the world’s two largest cruise liners currently afl oat make their brief stops at ports around the Caribbean, mooring ropes made from the world’s strongest fi ber hold them fi rmly in place. Outstanding strength coupled with low weight and great ease of handling are the key reasons why Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL) chose ropes with Dyneema® for the Oasis of the Seas and the just-launched Allure of the Seas.