Material: 100% UHMWPE Fiber (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene)
UHMWPE is known as different trade names, like Dyneema, Spectra by different manufacturers
Elongation at break: 4.8%
Melt Point: 266~277 °F / 130~136 °C safe working temperature is below 176 °F / 80 °C
Approximately ±2~3% deviation exists in measurement.
Packaging: On Spool
Recommended safe working strength: 20% of its original strength.
- Guyline: securely tie out tent, rainfly, tarp, to the ground
- Ridgeline: set the sag of the hammocks
- Rigging line: bear bagging to hang your food at night
- Throw line
- Emergency fishing line and utility cords outdoors
- Kite Flying line: for giant kites, bridle line for stunts, traction kites
The marked strength comes from tests in the lab environment.
A wide variety of influential factors exist in practical use. The safe working strength is around 20% of its original strength.
Of 12 strands hollow braid and inherently self-lubricating, the cords are easy to splice, MAKE YOUR OWN GEARS (MYOG) like continuous loops, adjustable whoopie slings, soft shackles (>1/16"/1.6mm cord recommended) for hammocks, tents, tarps, tree works, biking tie-down, etc
15x Stronger than Steel
UHMWPE Cords yield extremely high strength (15x stronger than steel by weight ratio) in a compact size and lightweight. Compared to utility cords or mil-spec paracords made of nylon/polyester, UHMWPE cords are much lighter and far less bulky, convenient for outdoor carry, and easy storage with spools.
Highly Resistant to Abrasion and Wear
Best cords for anywhere extra protection from abrasion is required. UHMWPE is highly resistant to abrasion and wears, largely extending the abrading period when compared to nylon and polyester. Go for UHMWPE micro cords as whipping twine or repair cords when your ropes or load-bearing equipment tend to abrade quickly due to intense rubs against woods and rocks.
UHMWPE retains its super performance after long-term exposure to UV. Extremely high resistance to UV, enhanced by PU coating over the cords, superior to Aramid (Kevlar, Technora, Twaron) and to most high-tech fibers.Qualified for most outdoor applications, especially as the best repair cords for marine uses.
Being of very low stretch, and highly resistant to creep, to flex-fatigue, UHMWPE cords have a better tendency to keep strength and retain shapes under loading. Fast to deliver responses from kites for better controlling and performing actions. Longer service life, and much reducing replacement frequency for your most works.
It Floats on water