Dyneema® fibre is the brand name for High Modulus Polyethylene (HMPE) fibre also referred to as Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE ).
Lighter than water, Dyneema® fibre is 15 times stronger than quality steel on a weight to weight basis and 7 times stronger based on a matching diameter. It is very static and very resistant to abrasion, UV, moisture and chemicals.
|Stretch||Very low, ~1% stretch while pulling @ 30% of the minimum break strength|
|Weight||Very light (0.98 SG)|
|Melting point||300°F (149°C)|
|Long term max temp||158°F (70°C)|
|Bleaches / Solvents||Excellent|
|Weak acids / alkali||Excellent|
|Strong acids / alkali||Excellent|
|Abrasion resistance||Very Good|
|Mildew / aging / UV||Excellent|
*Creep is a function of load and time ** Low-creep (SK-78) and no creep (DynaMax)