A-Tech Aramid/Polyester Rope Cover From English Braids
A-Tech Aramid/Polyester rope cover has been created to suit the modern day sailors increasing needs for high performance ropes. Along with strong and high quality ropes like Dyneema, Sky International now offers the option of choosing a core to go with the cover. This enables the user to replace older worn covers that still have perfectly decent cores. Or they can choose a specific core to go into the cover, be it SK78, SK99 or DM20. The A-Tech cover is also able to work with different core diameters so users can get the diameter they want.
The cover is supplied with a ready to use mouse line, making inserting a new core easy. A-Tech is also great for riggers who only use half of the cover on halyards that go inside masts as only half the length needs to be purchased.
The Elite Range
Use of Dyneema and the latest development, DM20 has led to increased questions being asked of deck hardware.
Increased loads and low stretch characteristics have put significant strains on winches and also other rope associated hardware. In order to compensate for these challenges manufacturers have improved the specifications of their equipment. These improvements however have seen the covers of ropes come under significant pressure and often the cover will fail before the core, therefore cutting the investment short.
In order to combat these challenges, English Braids have developed and launched the Elite product cover range. Designed for ropes up to 24mm in diameter.
Through the blending of Aramid fibres, such as Kevlar, Technora and Twaron, and other technical fibres including PBO, Vectran and Dyneema it is possible to design a rope which exhibits characteristics aligned to a specific problem or challenge. Typically the technical fibre will be blended with polyester or polyamide to provide a balanced product.
Typical problems encountered may include some of the following:
- Excessive heat build up
- Lack of friction on winch drums
- UV degradation
- Resistance to abrasion or cutting
- Resistance to chemicals
|Aramid and Polyester Twistmix
|Resistance to acid
|Resistance to alkali
|Resistance to UV
|Resistance to heat
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