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Flat Braid

HMPE chafe protection for commercial applications.

The Stealth Chafe Guard is one of the most efficient chafe protection options available. Made from Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene, this chafe guard takes full advantage of Stealth Fibre's inherent abrasion- and cut-resistant properties while maintaining a density less than water. Each strand is heat-treated and impregnated with a proprietary polyurethane coating to further enhance its abrasion resistance.

Features

  • Superior abrasion resistance
  • Resistant to most chemicals
  • High UV resistance
  • Abrasion resistance unaffected by water
  • Floats
  • Light weight
  • Flexible and easy to work with

Applications

  • Spliced eyes
  • Protection of ropes in high abrasion applications
  • Mooring protection
  • Rope cover braid replacement
  • Industrial Soft Shackle covers
  • Can be used in place of thimble in certain applications

Technical

Material: Stealth Fibre® UHMwPE
Construction: Single hollow braid

Standard Range

Diameters to Suit: 18 – 105 mm
Colour: Silver-grey

Options

  • Standard Colour:
    • Silver-grey
  • Custom Colours:
    • White
    • Black
    • Blue
    • Green
    • Orange
    • Red
    • Yellow

Custom colours available in white Stealth Fibre® coated in colour or solution-dyed yarn for superb colourfastness.

 

BREAK LOADS

Metric

Product Code Min Dia. (mm) Max Dia. (mm) Min Circ. (mm) Max Circ. (mm)
GPX14 18 22 57 69
GPX18 24 30 75 94
GPX32 44 68 138 214
GPX42 70 74 220 232
GPX52 76 84 239 264
GPX64 86 96 270 302
GPX72 98 120 308 377

*Splices can increase the rope’s diameter by up to 60%, be sure to account for this when placing an order.