New Synthetic Textile Chains from Dyneema®

Dyneema® is ultra high molecular weight polyethylene fibres made by DSM Dyneema, which is considered the world strongest fibre and as reliable as steel but with 15% the weight.

Dyneema® has produced a new synthetic textile chains as a replacement for the normal metal chains. The new chains are made from layers of narrow woven fabrics from Dyneema® fibres reducing the weight up to 85% from the comparable steel link chains and significantly stronger at the same diameter. The lighter weight chains allow better handle and increase in productivity.

Dyneema® chains light weight allows better handeling. Image recourse
Dyneema® chains light weight allows better handling. Image recourse DSM Dyneema.

Properties

The Dyneema® chains are also considered safer as they don’t recoil or whip back the way steal chains do. This is one of many positive properties of using textiles alternative materials. Other properties include quiet, causing less damage to the cargo, nonconductive, greener, reduce mechanical damage to equipments.

Chain carrying. Image recourse DSM Dyneema.

As the fibres specific weight is less than 1.0 g/cm3, the chains will float on the water. It has 4% elongation, which means it can be used for precise tasks.

The option of using different fibre versions allows different strengths for different applications.

Applications

This chains were developed for the heavy industry such as, material handling, transportation and logistics, mining, logging.

The light weight and high strength make these chains  desirable for many applications. Image recourses
The light weight and high strength make these chains desirable for many applications. Image recourses DSM Dyneema.

References

For more information you can visit company website on:

http://www.dsm.com/products/dyneema/en_GB/home.html

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