- The only company selected to design and fabricate satellite tethers, which have been successfully deployed from the Space Shuttle
- The first to build cables for lowering temperature sensors into bore holes to monitor ocean floor geothermal activity
- Designed and manufactured the rope system that allowed the successful deployment of the Mars Rover from Pathfinder on the surface of Mars
- Since 2000 Cortland has built a long track record of control umbilicals combining a wide range of hose and cable types to offer market leading solutions for standard, high pressure, high temperature oil and gas project end use applications.
- When Honeywell first introduced their ultra high-strength SPECTRA® fiber, Cortland started a research program to determine how to best manufacture ropes using this unique fiber. As a result of information gained from this research, Cortland developed an exclusive patented process to improve the rope's translational efficiency giving it higher strength, lower stretch, and better abrasion resistance, known as the PLASMA® Patented Process.
- Cortland, in conjunction with Odim AS, developed the first successful full Active Heave Compensated deep water rope traction winch combination used by Sub Sea 7 on the Independence hub to deploy equipment into 2,700 meters of water.
- Mindful of the growing need for large diameter synthetic fiber ropes in deepwater applications, Cortland offers the world’s largest 12 strand braiding equipment, capable of manufacturing ropes up to 22 inches in circumference with strengths in excess of 4,000,000 pounds.
- Cortland patented the 12x12 Rope Construction of Puget Sound Rope, which addresses the most critical properties of high modulus, high strength fibers such as Spectra® and Plasma® enhanced Spectra®, providing a stronger, more durable rope that is easy to inspect and can be quickly spliced using standard 12 strand splices.
- Aware of the growing use of synthetics in medical applications, Cortland built Cleanrooms designed and compliant to meet ISO Class 8 requirements.