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Rope Slings

Cortland’s range of synthetic fiber products and associated hardware offers outstanding strength to weight ratio and ease of handling and is used worldwide for lifting, tethering and strapping applications. For instance, Lifting Slings made from our patented Plasma® 12 x 12 ropes are excellent lightweight lifting tools and reliable, safe, and cost‐efficient alternatives to traditional wire rope slings. When selected properly to meet the job requirements, e.g. strength, lengths, chafe protection, etc, and if used within proper Work Load Limit (WLL) standards, they can provide consistent performance over many safe and reliable lifts. Click here for rating information on Plasma® Slings. All fiber rope slings are produced in a torque free braided construction.

Plasma® 12x12

The 12x12 Construction is designed specifically for high modulus, high strength fibers such as Spectra®, Plasma® enhanced Spectra®, BOB® , and Vectran® . This patented construction addresses the most critical properties of the fibers to provide a very high strength translation efficiency for larger ropes.  This design allows for long lay lengths, making the rope more flexible for bending applications and rope that is easy to inspect and can be quickly spliced using standard 12 strand splicing techniques. Plasma® 12x12 is a 12-strand single braided rope in which each of the 12 strands is, in turn, a 12-strand rope, or braided primary strand.  Plasma® 12x12 is supplied with our standard polyurethane finish, although other coatings can be applied to suit specific applications.

Benefits / Features
  • World's strongest rope for its weight
  • Long lengths available
  • High flex fatigue and abrasion resistance
  • Easy to splice, inspect, and repair
  • Neutrally buoyant in water
  • Select sizes are ABS & DNV type approved
Plasma® 12 Strand

Plasma® 12 Strand is the highest strength synthetic rope available. Plasma® 12 Strand is manufactured from high performance Honeywell Spectra 900® Fiber that has been enhanced by Cortland's patented recrystallization process. Plasma® 12 strand is supplied with our standard polyurethane finish, although other coatings can be applied to suit specific applications, and is easily spliced.

Benefits / Features
  • Lowest stretch
  • Low creep
  • Soft hand
  • Torque free
  • Easy splicing
  • Neutrally buoyant in water
  • Select sizes are ABS & DNV type approved
Technora® 12 Strand

Technora® 12 Strand is made with high strength light weight Technora® fiber. The 12 strand braided construction is torque free and easy to splice. Technora® 12 Strand is extremely heat and flex fatigue resistant. It also has very little creep, making it a good choice for applications with high static loads including mooring cables, hoisting cables, and tower guy wires. Technora® 12 Strand is available with a standard black polyurethane coating.

Benefits / Features
  • Torque free
  • Easy to splice
  • Heat resistant
  • Flex fatigue resistant
Vectran® 12 Strand

Vectran®  12 Strand braided rope has good temperature, abrasion, tension- tension, and flex fatigue resistance as well as negligible creep.  Vectran®  12 Strand braids are easily spliced and the soft, torque free braided construction provides ease of handling. It is available with a polyurethane coating finish and is available in black or a choice of custom colors. Other coatings can be applied to suit specific applications.

Benefits / Features
  • High strength
  • Low stretch
  • No creep
  • Soft hand
  • Torque free
  • Easy splicing