Choosing the right fiber for your mooring lines
Dyneema® SK78 fiber: The number-one choice for mooring lines
Key performance criteria to keep in mind:
High and low temperature performance
Key ESG criteria to keep in mind:
Low environmental footprint
Quality, certification, and compliance
3x longer Fatigue life
Dyneema® SK78 fiber is engineered to offer at least three times the fatigue life of generic HMPE – at both fiber and rope level.
Minimum breaking load
Duration of use
4x better Abrasion resistance
Dyneema® SK78 fiber is proven to give ropes up to four-times better abrasion resistance than lines made with generic HMPE.
Performance in winching, lifting, and mooring
The impact of sharp angles
4x longer Creep life
Dyneema® SK78 fiber is engineered to offer up to four times the creep life of generic HMPE – at both fiber and rope level.
Type of HMPE
Performs at Temperatures from -40°C to 70°C
Dyneema® SK78 fiber is engineered to withstand high and low temperatures from -40°C to 70°C.
No significant effect on break strength at 70°C
Moisture has no effect on stiffness or strength
Tested at -162°C with higher-than-rated break strength
Dyneema® delivers the lowest carbon footprint per unit strength of all fibers.
The stats on sustainability:
Around 75% of the energy used to make Dyneema® fibers comes from renewable sources
Ropes made with Dyneema® fibers reduce the need for tugs during mooring, for a 20%-lower carbon footprint
Dyneema® fibers enable a longer rope service life and less material use over the lifetime of a vessel
Bio-based Dyneema® fiber emits 29 fewer tonnes of CO2 per tonne produced versus generic HMPE fibers
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