Products for use with demanding oceanographic applications.
8-strand plaited, nylon
12-strand single braid, copolymer olefins/Vectran LCP blend
Shark Byte 12 is a 12-strand single braid product where the individual strands are a composite of copolymer olefins mixed randomly with Vectran LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer) fiber. This product is the first synthetic rope ever designed from the ground up to resist shark-bite damage.
Parallel core synthetic cable, polyester core & sleeve
Uniline is a parallel-core cable of PET (polyester) filament. The Uniline core is bonded together with a rubber-based adhesive, wrapped with red rubber tape, over-braided with a tough polyester sleeve and entirely saturated with another rubber solution.
Parallel core synthetic cable, UHMWPE from DSM core, neoprene tape, polyester sleeve
Unitrex XS Max Wear, Uniline's high-tech cousin, is a parallel-core rope of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE), wrapped with a neoprene tape and over-braided with a tough jacket of high-tenacity polyester. The result is a synthetic cable, somewhat stiffer than your usual rope, which is much like wire in its stretch characteristics.
12-strand single braid, Vectran LCP
Vectrus is a single-braid rope of 100% Vectran™ LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer) and is always treated with Yale’s Maxijacket coating to increase abrasion resistance and enhance the fibers' UV resistance. LCP is more tolerant of tighter bending radii in terminations than other high-modulus fibers.