WHAT IS DYNEEMA®?
Dyneema® is an UHMwPE (Ultra High Molecular weight Polyethylene) fibre developed by DSM in the Netherlands little over 20 years ago. An ingredient material in many of our ropes, Dyneema® is light weight and renowned as "The World's Strongest FibreTM". So what makes Dyneema® so special?
High Strength: On a weight for weight basis, Dyneema® is 15 times stronger than steel wire
DYNEEMA® FOR YACHTSMEN
Dyneema® is the ingredient material of choice for all serious yacht racers and at Marlow we manufacture high performance ropes for everybody from the world's top Grand Prix Racing teams to dedicated club racers. We also manufacture performance ropes with Dyneema® for Kitesurfing and windsurfing.However, ropes with Dyneema® are not just for racers - Marlow's ropes with Dyneema® also afford everyday cruising yachtsmen significant benefits as well as:
High strength: not just a requirement for top racers, allowing them to down size the diameter they use and save valuable weight. With average strengths some 130%* higher than polyester ropes, when conditions get tough Marlow's ropes with Dyneema® give you peace of mind, knowing that they won't let you down.
DSM Dyneema continues to pioneer developments with the Dyneema® fibre and our Grand Prix Series includes ropes developed using low-creep Dyneema® SK78 and ultra strong Dyneema® SK90. However, at Marlow we have taken the performance of these Dyneema® fibres to the absolute limit but developing our "D12 Max" range of products using Dyneema® SK75, SK78 and SK90. Marlow's "Max" process produces approximately 35% additional strength over an equivalent diameter standard rope with Dyneema®, making our "Max" products our strongest ropes yet.
Visit our Grand Prix Series section for more information about D12 Max and our innovative performance racing system.
DYNEEMA® FOR WINCHES
The use of Dyneema® is not confined only to the sailors. Ropes with Dyneema® are replacing steel wire in many varied applications and Marlow as ever are at the forefront of the Dyneema® revolution.Chief among these new applications is wire rope replacement on winches. Originally pioneered in the recreational 4x4 market, Marlow is now pioneering the use of Winch Lines with Dyneema® in the roadside recovery market and other industrial winching applications.The benefits of replacing steel wire with Marlow's Dynaline winch lines with Dyneema® are as compelling as they are for sailing.
High strength: Weight for weight, Dyneema® is 15 times stronger than steel
Extensive trials have also found that Dynaline winch lines with Dyneema® need to be replaced less frequently than steel wire. The ease of handling, increased safety and improved longevity of Dynaline winch lines are why more and more industries are making the switch.
For more information about Marlow's winch lines with Dyneema® - Dynaline, Dynaline Max and Dynaline Plus visit our Winch Line section
For other products and applications using Dyneema® visit the following sections and look for the Dyneema® logo