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Plasma® Synthetic Rope
The World's strongest rope for its weight

Plasma® Synthetic Rope

Plasma® Synthetic Rope

Patented Plasma® Fiber

Plasma® is manufactured from High Modulus Polyethylene (HMPE) that has been enhanced by Cortland’s patented recrystallization process. The Plasma® process draws the precisely twisted strand through a heated fluid filled pressurized vessel, creating a constant heat profile throughout the strand’s cross-section. This process ensures that all filaments are drawn under the same controlled conditions, thereby enhancing the base HMPE fiber by further aligning its molecules and effectively increasing fiber strength efficiency throughout the strand.

Patented 12x12 construction

This patented design from Cortland allows for long lay lengths, making rope that is more flexible for bending applications, easy to inspect, and easy to splice using standard 12 strand splicing techniques. This construction is especially effective in medium to large diameter ropes because it creates high strength translation efficiency for larger ropes.

When Plasma® is used in this patented 12x12 construction process, it results in a rope that is difficult to surpass.

Put Your Trust in Purple

  • World’s strongest rope for its weight
  • Patented manufacturing process
  • Advanced High Modulus Polyethylene (HMPE) fiber construction
  • Firmer, rounder profile than conventional 12-strand rope
  • Better internal-abrasion-resistance
  • Greater dimensional stability
  • Long lengths available
  • Easy to splice, inspect & repair
  • Independently tested

Proven to Perform Better than Steel

  • Equal or greater strength, size for size
  • Significantly lighter, easier to handle
  • Greater flexibility
  • Low risk of recoil
  • Non-corrosive, no fish hooks
  • Maintenance-free
  • Buoyant in water
  • Improves worker comfort & safety
  • Boosts efficiency & productivity
  • Greater profitability


Plasma® 12 Strand Tech Sheet
Plasma® 12x12 Tech Sheet
Plasma® Quick Q&A
Plasma® Sling Ratings
Plasma® 12x12 Sling Inspection Guidelines
Large Diameter Synthetic Rope Testing Article