English Braids are proud to be the UK partner for Dyneema® fibre. As a partner, we are confident that we can produce ropes to satisfy many different markets and applications each with their own unique challenges.
Dyneema® fibre is the premium brand of Ultra-High Molecular weight Polyethylene (UHMwPE) and was developed in the Netherlands over 20 years ago and has established the confidence of manufacturers in many industries.
Dyneema® has been incorporated into a variety of well-known household items over the years to provide an extra resistance to water, chemicals and UV and at the same time providing a light weight solution which is 15 times stronger than steel wire.
Industrial Dyneema® Applications
At English Braids we are constantly trying to push the value of Dyneema® in the Industrial sector with many customers initially considering traditional steel wire solutions. This is a very segmented market with Dyneema® adding value to a variety of applications:
Made up from a combination of both onshore and offshore products, Dyneema® products can be designed bespoke for unique projects for applications in extreme environments.
Dyneema® ropes can often be seen as the ideal solution for subsea applications where high strength and low stretch properties are key. In addition, Dyneema® ropes can promote a safer working environment with Dyneema® rope having low energy storage properties which removes the risk of recoil which is traditionally associated with steel wire.
The 4X4 market is seen as an early adopter for synthetic ropes with the product being easier to handle as well as being safer. The English Braids D-Tract range utilities the properties of the ultra-low stretch Dyneema® DM20 fibre to enable the product to withstand challenges that are often associated with recreational winching.
Marine Dyneema® Applications
Dyneema® ropes are considered to be the premium products within the English Braids product portfolio with products available for professional racing yachtsmen to avid club racers, in addition, English Braids can offer smaller diameter Dyneema® ropes ideal for the Dinghy market.
Maximise the LIFE of your lines
Dyneema® fibres have long been associated with low-creep properties. This means that a lot of the time typical synthetic Polyester ropes have to be re-tensioned otherwise this can result in a complete rupture of the rope.
Maximise the STRENGTH of your lines
Dyneema® is world renowned for being the “worlds strongest fibre” by being 15 times stronger than steel (weight for weight basis). This is achieved by Dyneema® having long molecular chains which are able to transfer load more effectively.
The strength of the Dyneema® lines is an important factor for any yachtsman. This allows the user to keep weight on board to a minimum due to a lower diameter being required to achieve a high break load when compared to Polyester products. Furthermore, Dyneema® ropes allow the yachtsman to feel the boat respond instantly due to low-stretch characteristics of the finished rope.