Dyneema – The World’s Strongest Fibre

The trend towards larger, heavier vessels demands stronger ropes. Dyneema is a super strong polyethylene fibre produced using a patented gel spinning process. This remarkable fibre is up to 15 times stronger than steel and, weight-for-weight, is 40% stronger than competing aramide fibres. It has high-energy absorption and low elongation. Dyneema floats on water and is extremely resistant to abrasion, moisture, UV rays, and chemicals. As a result, it has an almost unlimited range of applications providing maximum strength and security for minimum weight. It is ideal for marine applications and is compared to traditional steel wires or synthetic ropes it is ultimately improving the vessel’s efficiency due to reduced costs and increased safety.

Mooring Solutions is using the so-called Dynice line - extreme-strength ropes made from DSM Dyneema and have proven very popular for their roundness and smooth surface. Termination is easy through splicing, where up to 90% of linear strength is retained. In a proprietory process, the fibre is made into ropes that exceed the strength of steel cable, but with a fraction of the weight. This ease of handling also means faster turnaround, more productivity, and time saved.