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Dyneema, tell me what you are!

 

Like “Kleenex, Scotch or Frigidaire”, Dyneema is a commercial brand name, a pretty little name, much sexier than “high modulus polyethylene”, the petroleum that it refers to. Dyneema has been commercialized since 1990 by the Dutch company DSM, which controls the fabrication process under license. In the United States, high modulus polyethylene is better known as Spectra®, a competitive fibre launched in 1983 by Allied Signal, which then became Honeywell. There are other less well-known ones with similar properties.

 

High modulus polyethylene is a highly resistant fibre (its breaking load is much higher than that of many fibres of equal mass). It is relatively insensitive to UVs, abrasion, strong bending radii and acidic environments. Its main weakness is its sensitivity to high temperatures.

 

But the quality of its fibre is not all. The processes applied by ropemakers during the fabrication of the rope (braiding, coating, pre-stretching, etc.) also affect the properties of the finished product. In other words, today there is a wide range of Dyneema fibres, and we will not bore you with long abbreviations (UHMPE, UHMWPE, UHMWP, UHMW, HMPE), or with a bunch of Dyneema braid manufacturers. There is enough to get your plaits in a muddle, if you are not a professional!

 

Based on its expertise, our team has carefully selected the Dyneema ropes, offering you the best Quality/Price ratio. So, save yourself from spending time surfing the Web and access our online store directly to benefit from our range of Dyneema ropes, either to cut to size or ready-to-use!

 

 

Many of you follow our ropework tutorials on our blog. Many of you also ask us technical questions about materials, rope structures, textile connectors, etc. Good news! All the answers to your questions can be found in the “Modern Ropework & Sailing Knots” guide, published in partnership with Voile Magazine.

The first comprehensive guidebook on modern ropework that compiles detailed step-by-step tutorials, enriched with suggestions on how to work more efficiently and avoid certain pitfalls. A comprehensive introduction gives the essential information about the different materials, rope structures, tools and vocabulary to enable you to learn by yourself.