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Mooring and Tow Ropes

With increasingly large vessels, tighter port turnarounds and challenging regulatory environments, operators are coming under ever greater pressure to make sure their mooring and towing operations are as quick, safe and smooth as possible.

Dyneema® SK78

The fiber of choice for mooring lines

Using any HMPE fiber-based mooring line will lead to faster moorings and better ergonomics. However, only ropes made with Dyneema® SK78 fiber offer the highest safety and reliability from day one onwards. This is because they are built from an HMPE fiber material with engineered and improved characteristics to overcome the main failure mechanisms of a fiber rope.

Thanks to its unique combination of superior tension fatigue, creep life, abrasion resistance, high and low temperature performance, and a low environmental footprint ­– ­Dyneema® SK78 provides high reliability, superior service life and the peace of mind operators need to deliver cost-effective, safe, and efficient mooring in ever more challenging conditions.

To read more about what gives mooring lines made with Dyneema® SK78 their superior service life and exceptional performance, click on the proof points below.

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For more information on the exceptional tension fatigue properties delivered by Dyneema® SK78, download our new whitepaper.

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Convince your organization that it’s time to change to mooring lines with Dyneema® SK78, download the infographic.

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We know safety

DSM played a critical role in the development of the Mooring Equipment Guidelines 4 (MEG4). 

In the maritime sector there is an industry-wide focus on safety and efficiency. Through the creation of Dyneema® SK78, and thanks to its involvement of the dveleopment of OCIMF MEG4 guidelines, DSM is playing a key role in enabling the development of mooring lines to meet the challenges of the industry.

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Find your nearest mooring and tow rope supplier

We work with the world’s best rope manufacturers to create stronger, safer mooring and towing solutions, helping the Maritime industry to work smarter 

Hear more from businesses who choose Dyneema®

“After more than six years spent operating in a variety of extreme conditions, the rope continues to perform reliably with minimal maintenance” – Gu Fang, First Mate of the Cosjade Lake

“During these ten years, lines made with Dyneema® fiber have exceeded our expectations by the clear performance over lifetime, efficiency and safety benefits they bring” – Zhao Jin Wen, Vice President of COSCO Shipping Energy

Renowned and certified

Dyneema® SK78 fiber is renowned for its quality, consistency and performance. This has resulted in an Approval of Manufacturing Certificate by DNV GL, and in a Notification for Approval of Filament by ClassNK. If you want to know more about our certifications, please contact us.