We use many different high tenacity synthetic fibers, or combinations of materials, in our rope and netting products.
The different high tenacity fibers are roughly divided into two groups:
- High Modulus
Most well known conventional materials are Polyamide (nylon), Polyester, Polyethylene and Polypropylene.
High Modulus fibers are much stronger than conventional fibers. Tensile strength and stretch are comparable to those of steel wire, but with a much lower weight. Rope and netting made from these fibers are lighter and easier to handle.
Van Beelen Group works with several High Modulus fibers:
- High Modulus Polyethylene (HMPE), brandname Dyneema®
- Aramids, brandnames Technora®, Kevlar®, Twaron®
- Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP), brandname Vectran®