Applied Fiber Manufacturing provides and improves the strength of Dyneema rope through both its termination end fitting technology and rope assembly manufacturing capabilities.
Dyneema rope has one of the highest strength to weight ratios of the performance fiber ropes available, and can be up to 10X lighter than an equivalent strength steel cable. Dyneema fiber is made from a High Modulus Polyethylene (HMPE) that carries exceptional properties in relation to high strength, low stretch, low weight, and low friction. HMPE fiber is also considered the lightest of the high modulus fibers, and will float in water. Dyneema rope provides excellent strength with minimal weight and is used for many lifting and mooring applications in tough marine environments.
Dyneema rope can be twisted or braided into a number of rope, cable and cord constructions including high strength 12 strand and parallel fiber ropes. Dyneema fiber is available in different grades including SK75, SK78 and DM20. In addition Dyneema Purity® is available specifically for medical applications where high strength and small diameters are required.
Termination of high modulus fiber like Dyneema rope has long been a great challenge faced by many engineers as the rope will often fail at the termination due to poor efficiency translation. A knot for example can reduce the ropes strength by up to 50% and will seat and slip under load. When used in tension, rope and cords are only as strong as their end fitting. Applied Fiber provides a highly efficient means to terminate Dyneema rope and Dyneema cord to produce finished assemblies that are unparalleled and provides extreme versatility as it relates to the connection.
Applied Fiber utilizes patented technologies to apply end fittings or terminations to Dyneema rope and Dyneema Cord and other high modulus fibers in a tightly controlled manufacturing environment producing consistent and predictable results that are tested and measured.
Applied Fiber provides its customers precision cut to length and terminated Dyneema rope assemblies for their applications. Applied Fiber provides engineered rope and termination solutions for its customers worldwide. DSM, the manufacturer of Dyneema fiber, recognizes the technology to maximize strength efficiency of its fiber in a rope or cord application and recommends Applied Fiber as a termination and assembly expert.
Call Applied Fiber today to discuss your tension application and Applied Fiber can recommend the most suitable rope and termination combination for your tension solution requirements.
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Dyneema® is a registered trademark of DSM.