Make light work of heavy loads with Dyneema® SK78 fiber

Move over, steel. Goodbye, generic synthetics. Say hello to general-purpose lifting slings made from Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™.

On a building site, lifting tasks come thick and fast, raising and lowering loads of all shapes and sizes. Offering a clear solution to the downsides of ropes made from generic HMPE and steel wire, Dyneema®-based lifting slings are the go-to choice for any construction or industrial lifting challenge.

Dyneema® enables STRENGTHplus+

General-purpose lifting slings made with Dyneema® are uniquely strong – but there’s much more to it than that. Dyneema® SK78 fiber is carefully engineered to overcome the weaknesses of generic synthetic slings.

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Ensuring ultimate reliability and safety on site

From factories and warehouses to construction sites of all kinds, making lifting as safe and straightforward as possible is a critical part of worksite health and well-being. That’s why ever-more building and manufacturing operations are opting for general-purpose lifting slings made with Dyneema® fiber.

Our ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) is lighter than steel and other commonly used synthetics at the same breaking strength, making Dyneema®-based slings both safer and easier to handle – with no compromise on performance.

For greater peace of mind

  • Proven track record

  • Reduced chance of failure

  • Superior service life

  • Reliability from day one

  • Predictable and assured longevity

  • Fewer injuries

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Time is money: Save on both with Dyneema®

Beyond providing safer, more comfortable handling for construction professionals, lifting slings made with Dyneema® SK78 fiber can result in considerable efficiency benefits for operators.

Not only do their superior ergonomics mean teams can work faster on the ground – keeping tight timelines on track – but Dyneema® fibers also give lifting slings a longer reliable service life than other synthetics and steel. Durable Dyneema®-based slings need less maintenance and replacement than alternatives, so you know you’re choosing the most cost-efficient solution for your business.

For improved efficiency versus steel wire rope or other synthetics

  • Lighter, smoother ergonomics for significant time savings

  • Maximized lifting capacity

  • Easier and faster hook positioning

  • Broad range of capabilities means fewer slings need to be purchased

  • Excellent endurance, chemical resistance and UV resistance

  • Longer lifetime enables less frequent replacement

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Building sustainability into construction

Choosing lifting slings made with Dyneema® fiber means supporting the planet without sacrificing performance – because Dyneema® delivers the lowest carbon footprint per unit strength of all high-performance fibers.

Not only is Dyneema® SK78 fiber manufactured using 100% renewable electricity, but its low weight also enables less energy use in transport and operations. What’s more, Dyneema®-based general-purpose lifting slings have a longer service life than alternatives made from generic synthetics or steel, delivering greater resource efficiency.

And there’s more good news: opting for bio-based Dyneema® fiber means you can benefit from the same proven, trusted performance as conventional Dyneema®, but with a carbon footprint 90% lower than generic HMPE. Certified by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC), our bio-based alternative is a simple and reliable way to make your site greener.

For a big impact with a small footprint

  • Reliably longer service life enables less resource consumption

  • Low weight means less energy use

  • Bio-based Dyneema® available

Want the same high performance with a lower carbon footprint?

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Let our testing take the strain

The world’s strongest fiber™ offers so much more than just strength. For more than 10 years, we’ve been proving the all-round power of Dyneema® fiber in slings, thanks to our suite of proprietary, state-of-the-art testing equipment.

In fact, we’re the only manufacturer to rigorously test both the fiber and the sling – simulating real-world conditions and evaluating product performance. And we use the results to help us engineer even better fibers and predict lifetime based on various critical operating parameters.  

Rope Tension Fatigue Model

Built on 1000’s of tests at fiber and rope level. The only way to accurately predict performance

Abrasion Test

Here we evaluate external abrasion at actual conditions – ideal for measuring the impact of metal surfaces when lifting.

Creep Performance Tool

Our modeling predicts creep rate and elongations as well as estimating creep lifetime.

Rope Temperature Model

Accurately predicting rope core temperatures means Dyneema® fiber can be used safely at higher operating temperatures.

Preferred. Trusted. Certified.

Dyneema® fibers are renowned the world over for outstanding quality, consistency, and performance in load-bearing applications – as recognized by our array of third-party certifications covering the full production process. Plus, you can work safely in the knowledge that all lifting solutions made with Dyneema® comply with local legislations and standards.

Is verification the same as certification?

The simple answer is “no.” Verification statements confirm the initial holding capacity of a sling, but don’t give information on its suitability for the intended lifting operation. Certification, on the other hand, confirms not only the sling’s initial holding capacity but also its lifetime holding capacity – determining the sling’s useful service life in its planned operation.

In short, if you want fit-for-purpose, durable, and sustainable heavy lifting slings, certificates are the documents for you.

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Contact our sales team

Construction and manufacturing are all about teamwork – and we’re on your side. To optimize your crane lifting operations with Dyneema® and benefit from custom advice, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experts.

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  • Recommendations for lifting jobs
  • Unrivalled knowledge on sling performance for optimal safety
  • Guidance on questions to ask your sling supplier

Stronger together

Our premium general-purpose lifting sling partners are dedicated to manufacturing safe, reliable, easy-to-handle solutions with Dyneema® SK78 fiber – perfect for easing the burden of worksite lifting challenges. Looking for extra peace of mind? Our partners are happy to offer the service and maintenance packages you need to keep your operations running smoothly and safely, day in, day out.

Where to buy

General-purpose lifting slings made with Dyneema® fiber are available from our trusted sellers across the globe.

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