Rope expertise is key

English Braids is a UK Dyneema partner English Braids is a UK Dyneema partner
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Over the last 15 years, Dyneema ropes have made significant inroads into the UK marine market-place.

As a UK Dyneema partner, English Braids has been chosen to process the fibre, a partnership that ensures ropes are designed to make the best out of the fibre in their end application.

“It’s this relationship that we value and protect in the face of new emerging competition,” says Justin Jones, English Braids marine sales manager.

When developing a rope, there are a number of considerations that need to be taken into account.

Rope design

“People think that because it is Dyneema, it must be good and sometimes do not look into some of the softer aspects of the rope design.

“Whilst breaking load is often a critical factor, as it provides a very good insight into the quantity of Dyneema in the product, there are other factors that need to be considered,” added Justin.

In many applications, the Dyneema core will be protected with a cover made from a different material.

Different characteristics

Without the correct rope making expertise, the core and the cover will not perform well together due to differing strengths and stretch characteristics, often ending with a premature retirement of a rope.

“English Braids has worked closely with Dyneema to ensure that the consumer receives a technically designed product from fibre manufacturer through rope manufacturer to the end user, via a network of knowledgeable riggers and chandleries,” said Justin. “With the emergence of alternative Chinese fibres, it is more important now than ever to ensure that the consumer looks for the Dyneema diamond mark, a mark that only approved partners are licensed to use and promote.”

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