Combining the latest in thermofixation & coating developments, our Stealth Technology® simultaneously increases fibre crystallinity, provides abrasion-resistant protection and evens out all stresses in our ropes, allowing for every single fibre to work together—equally sharing the load—thus increasing total performance and strength to produce ropes second to none.
Simple Polymer with Outstanding Performance Characteristics
Highly Orientated Fibres for Increased Strength
Braided Construction Allows for Easy Splicing
Raw, braided Stealth Fibre® is immersed and impregnated with a specially formulated, proprietary coating.
The freshly coated rope then passes through a pre-drying unit to cure the coating.
Finally, the rope passes through a heat setting oven, where force is applied to bed the rope down and remove virtually all constructional elongation.
Super-12® is made with white Stealth Fibre® and coated with polyurethane to give both its performance characteristics and colour.
Until recently, UHMwPE has only been available in white and if you wanted colour, you had to coat it. GP-12, on the other hand, uses solution-dyed Stealth Fibre® yarn, which means—unlike competing products that have only been coated a certain colour—the pigment is embedded inside the polymer during the spinning process and will not rub off. GP-12 exhibits exactly the same performance and strength characteristics as Super-12® except it has far superior colourfastness, much the same as other synthetic fibres available in white or colour.
Stealth Fibre® ropes, like Super-12 & GP-12, are not only stronger than steel wire rope of the same diameter but weigh 8 times less! This not only makes handling the rope easier but makes it dramatically safer to use. The combination of low specific gravity and ultra-low stretch means there is low kinetic energy and minimal inertia if the line fails.
With a specific gravity of 0.97, Stealth Fibre® is naturally buoyant and floats in both salt and fresh water. This is a key factor when working at depth as you do not need to account for any additional weight from the line, as you would for wire rope or even polyester.
Super-12 and GP-12 exceed the minimum breaking strength of ISO 10325 by an average of 20%.
12 mm : 15 tonne
44 mm : 175 tonne
105 mm : 940 tonne
Stealth Fibre® and our Stealth Technology® come together to produce our flagship products—Super-12 & GP-12.