What is Dyneema®?
Many ask the question “What is Dyneema®”? The short answer is that Dyneema® is the strongest man-made fiber in the world.
A common name for Dyneema® fiber is Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene or UHMwPE. Dyneema® fibers are used for various products besides ropes and slings. To give an example, personal armor made with Dyneema® helps commercial pilots, police officers and safeguard soldiers, since the strong Dyneema® fibers are used for manufacturing bulletproof vests.
Dyneema® is the strongest fiber in the world and is more than 10 times stronger than steel per unit of weight. This means that DYNAMICA ropes have a slightly higher strength than steel wire at the same dimension while being 7 to 10 times lighter in weight.
A rope made of Dyneema® fibers can be used for several purposes such as Heavy Lifting, Maritime Applications, Commercial Fishing, Aquaculture, Wind, Defence, Deep Sea Operations etc.
DSM in Netherland is the provider of the world’s strongest fiber (DSM Dyneema®).
Choosing the right rope is value for the money
Dynamica Ropes has several years of experience in manufacturing Dyneema® ropes made with Dyneema® fibers and many years of experience with advising customers how to choose the right rope for a specific task. The choice of fiber, the construction of the rope, the choice of cover and the coating of the rope are all parameters, which define the rope. You are always more than welcome to contact us for a professional advice if you are in doubt about which rope type and design are most beneficial to you and your project.
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DYNAMICA ropes are made with Dyneema® fibers and are all 12 strand braided on state of the art machinery.
Below is listed the standard Dyneema rope designs, manufactured by Dynamica Ropes:
: 12 strand braided ropes manufactured with the Dyneema® fibers SK78.
: 12 strand braided ropes manufactured with the Dyneema® fibers SK99.
: 12 strand braided ropes manufactured with the Dyneema® fibers DM20.
: 12 strand braided ropes manufactured with the Dyneema® fibers XBO.
: DYNAMICA SK78 with a polyester cover for the additional protection of the main rope.
: DYNAMICA SK78 with a cover made from Dyneema® fibers for the strongest protection of the main rope.
: DYNAMICA SK78 manufactured with a special soft coating.
: 12 strand braided rope (Dyneema® fiber) where each parallel strand is individually protected with a polyester or a Dyneema® cover.
Below you can find information sheets regarding Creep Resistance, Chemical Resistance, Ultraviolet Exposure and Outdoor Use of Dyneema® Ropes:
Take proper care of your Dyneema® ropes – it pays off
Even though Dyneema® is the strongest man-made fiber in the world it is necessary to take proper care of ropes and slings manufactured with Dyneema® – it pays off.
Download the PDF below using the link and see how we recommend handling and maintaining our rope and sling solutions.
Ropes made with Dyneema® fibers have a long lifetime in general if you handle and store the synthetic ropes correctly. Dynamica Ropes has gathered some of the most important points in the PDF.
It is worth to mention that Dyneema® ropes are losing strength when connected by a knot when being bent over a small item or spliced. The strength of a Dyneema® rope spliced by authorized riggers from Dynamica Ropes, is reduced by app. 10%. In cases of ropes connected by a knot, the loss of strength is app. 60%
Dynamica Ropes has many years of experience with splicing of ropes made with Dyneema® in both small and huge diameters, and we are always ready to assist you with your splice tasks. If you wish to do the splicing yourselves, Dynamica Ropes also offers professional splice guidance for you and your team. Call us, write an e-mail or read more about it here: Dynamica Splice Guidance
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Dynamica Ropes & DSM Dyneema
Dynamica Ropes is cooperating with DSM Dyneema, which is the manufacturer of Dyneema® fiber. Because of this successful partnership, a flexible service and an innovative production is possible; DYNAMICA ropes are distributed all over the world.
Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™, is also called Ultra High Molecular Weight PolyEthylene (UHMWPE). It offers maximum strength combined with minimum weight. It is up to 15 times stronger than quality steel and up to 40% stronger than aramid fibers, both on weight for weight basis. Dyneema® fiber floats on water and is extremely durable and resistant to moisture, UV light and chemicals. The applications are therefore more or less unlimited. Dyneema® is an important component in ropes, cables and nets in the fishing, shipping and offshore industries.
UHMWPE fiber from DSM Dyneema is produced in Heerlen (The Netherlands) and in Greenville, North Carolina (U.S.A.). DSM Dyneema is also partner in a high modulus polyethylene (HMPE) manufacturing joint venture in Japan.
Products from Dynamica Ropes carries the Dyneema® Diamond guarantee, which means:
- Protection with genuine Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber
- Over 25 years leadership innovating critical high performance products in Life Protection, Personal Protective Equipment, Medical, Maritime and Sports
- Technologies that outperform all other materials in their respective markets, including Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology, Dyneema® Diamond Technology and Dyneema® Max Technology
- Over 700 patents Worldwide
- Entire manufacturing process owned by DSM Dyneema®, from base polymer to yarn, to ensure extraordinary consistency in quality
- Bright science, brought by leading engineers in both yarn and applications
- Fast innovation and response to industry needs and supports in innovative capabilities
- Highest manufacturing standards with lowest tolerance
- All production managed to DSM’s highest environmental standards
Dyneema® and Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™ are registered trademarks of DSM. Use of these trademarks is prohibited unless strictly authorized.