Although working with wire ropes is very demanding and often dangerous, their use is still common in the marine industry. In contrast, textile ropes stand out for their strength and at the same time flexibility, durability and low weight. They are easier to use and above all safer. HMPE marine rope, which is made of innovative high-strength textile material, can fully replace steel rope, making the work easier and reducing the risk of damage to both health and property .
To ensure maximum performance, it is necessary to chose the rope according to its use. Whether it is rope for anchoring, winching, towing a boat or for fishing, each use has different requirements. Rope life is affected not only by the material used in manufacture, but also by the operating temperature, exposure to chemicals and UV radiation, proper handling and storage. If the rope is used in environments where more static electricity is generated, it can be treated with an anti-static coating.
Depending on the number of strands, we divide marine ropes into:
- 12 and 8-strand - strong and durable ropes ideal for the marine industry (sea-going ships, transporting materials and people, mining activities on the open sea). The 12 strand rope has a rounder shape and is more resistant to abrasion.
- 4 and 3-strand - suitable mainly for smaller boats and for fishing.
The basic material for manufacturing ship ropes is produced on our own extrusion lines and testing is carried out in the LANEX test centre. The quality of the ropes is thus fully under our control .
What are the differences between a conventional ship's rope and HMPE rope? Take a look:
By using knots, the strength of the rope is reduced by up to half, so it is recommended to splice it. By splicing the rope, a permanent loop is created at the end of the rope. In the case of long-term attachment and increased friction, the loop’s life can be extended by adding protection in the form of a thimble eye, polyester or Velcro protection.
The ropes are certified by institutions such as the Germanisher Lloyd Register and the Rossijskij Morskoj Registr. For loops and mooring tails we have MEG 4 certificate.