Dyneema® Fibre – Characteristics

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.

Strength Very high
Stretch Very low, ~1% stretch while pulling @ 30% of the minimum break strength
Creep* Low**
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)

Standard ABL products made with this fibre include SupreemX-12™, TorX-12™, CoreX-12™, HardLine™.

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