Strength Members: Lightweight & Incredibly Strong
FIBER-LINE® develops and produces a full line of high performance strength members. The products are used around the world as central strength members or as components of larger rope and cord structures. Utilizing FIBER-LINE® processing capabilities (extrusion, pultrusion, & twisting) and performance-enhancing coatings, allow our customers to achieve optimal performance.
Key Features of FIBER-LINE® Strength Members:
- Dielectric strength members (exception of Carbon)
- Sizes Available: 0.175 mm – 30.00mm
- Shapes: Flat or round
- Jacketed (Extrusion)
- Pultruded Rod
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On an equivalent weight basis, fibers like Aramid, LCP, and PBO are 5-10 times stronger than steel.
High performance fibers resist soiling and the absorption of water, solvents, and other chemicals.
HMPE as a jacketing material is a great example of the excellent abrasion resistance of high performance fibers.
Aramid Fibers have exceptional bending and tensile fatigue resistance.
Because synthetic fibers are flexible and weigh less than steel, they are easier to work with, lead to fewer weight-related injuries and completely eliminates fish hooks.
Synthetic fiber cables have excellent shock absorption and load dampening properties.
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Steel is heavier than synthetic fibers. HMPE for example has a specific gravity less than 1 and will float in water.
Since our products are non-corrosive, they offer outstanding performance in corrosive environments, including marine and offshore applications.
High-performance synthetic fibers act as a barrier between electrical components.
When exposed to static long-term loads, synthetic fibers stretch very little. LCP for example, can be constructed to practically eliminate creep.
All high-modulus high-performance fibers such as carbon tows have low stretch properties. Depending on the application, polyamide and polyester can provide higher stretch properties if desired.
Unlike steel wire, appropriately constructed synthetic fibers do not kink, resulting in a safer and longer-lasting product.
Fibers for Strength Members:
Performance Adding Coatings:
- FIBER-LINE® Wearcoat™: Abrasion Resistance
- FIBER-LINE® Bondcoat™: Adhesion Promotion
- FIBER-LINE® Protextcoat™: UV Protection
- FIBER-LINE® Colorcoat™: Color Identification
- FIBER-LINE® Swellcoat™: Water Absorbing Protection
- FIBER-LINE® Swellcoat™ Blocker: Block Water Migration
Performance Adding Polymer Jackets:
- LDPE, MDPE, HDPE
FIBER-LINE® Strength Members are supplied on a variety of cardboard tubes to meet your equipment needs. Packages can be supplied on colored, embossed and/or slit tubes. Plastic, wood, or metal reels are also available. Contact us today with dimensions you require.
|Product ID||Fiber-Line Coating||Fiber-Line Polymer Jacket||Base fiber||Break strength||Nominal Yield||Geometry||Nominal Diameter||Description|
|13.75mm K/Hytrel®||-||Hytrel®||Kevlar®||13,154 kg||138 kg/km||Round||13.75 mm||Thermoplastic elastomer jacket provides tough & temp. resistant strength member|
|12.5mm K/PU||-||PU||Kevlar®||10,885 kg||115 kg/km||Round||12.5 mm||PU jacket for added flexibility in dynamic application|
|4.50mm K/HDPE||-||HDPE||Kevlar®||907 kg||16 kg/km||Round||4.50 mm||HDPE jacket & carbon black pigment for extended UV exposure|
|FG1970||Swellcoat™ Blocker||-||Kevlar®||33.6 kg||2560 m/kg||Flat||.441 mm||Water blocking protection prevents water migration|
|FG10608||-||-||Kevlar®||1125 kg||154 m/kg||Flat||2.81 mm||High strength twisted strength member|
|FG1619||FIBER-LINE® Wearcoat™||-||Vectran®||254 kg||932 m/kg||Flat/Round||1.13 mm||Abrasion resistant coating for dynamic application|
This data is provided for informational purposes only, and does not constitute a specification. FIBER-LINE makes no warranty, express or implied, that the product conforms to these values. Contact your FIBER-LINE representative for exact product details which conform to your specific requirements.