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Chafe Gear & Cable Grips

Adequate chafing protection is important, and Cortland offers a wide array of synthetic fiber options to meet a variety of performance needs and price requirements for chafe gear and/or chafe guard protection.

SX Chafe Gear

Combining the lightweight, non water-absorbing properties of HMPE fiber in a tightly braided cover sleeve, SX offer the best cut and abrasion resistance of all chafe gear. SX has a high visibility polyurethane coating. Primary usage is in eye termination protection and can be seized or spliced into the 12 x 12 construction.

NXT Chafe Sleeve

A tightly braided nylon chafe sleeve with proprietary heavy marine polyurethane coating for use in extreme chafe applications. Excellent choice for eye termination or selected area body placement; braid-spliced or seized in place. Covers rope sling sizes from 24mm diameter through 92mm diameter.


Cortland’s Spectra-Lite chafe sleeve is a tightly woven HMPE fiber fabric material. Available in a sewn tube or in a tubular sleeve with a hook and loop fastening system, this sleeve can fit over ropes or rope slings - including eye terminations - for extra protection against cutting and abrasion.

Cable Grips

Whatever the project, Cortland can provide the right choice of cable grips. They can be applied to many types of cables from large hydraulic umbilicals to small fiber optic cables and can be fitted without having access to the end of the cable. They can be used as a “quick fit” temporary attachment or used as a permanent attachment.  Cable grips are designed to minimize any external damage to the cable and can be fitted without the need to gain access to the end of the cable.  Cortland offers cable grips in three standard types. Consult with the Engineers at Cortland Cable when making the cable grip selection.
AS Cable Grips
Cortland AS Cable Grips are manufactured with either DuPont Kevlar® or Teijin Twaron Aramid fiber. Aramid fiber stoppers are the “tried and true” workhorse of many Oceanographic, Seismic, and Industrial applications.

TS Cable Grips
Teijin Technora fiber is used to manufacture Cortland TS Cable Grips. Technora is also an Aramid fiber, but enjoys a 20% strength advantage compared to the Aramids used in Cortland AS Cable Grips. Technora also exhibits a higher resistance to abrasion. Cortland TS Cable Grips also provide a more durable product in demanding applications.

VS Cable Grips
When the application is very demanding, Cortland VS Cable Grips, manufactured with Vectran fibers, are the best choice in Stoppers. Vectra fibers have superior abrasion resistance and excellent dynamic loading durability. Cortland VS Cable Grips have the same strength ratings as the Cortland TS Cable Grips. The more extreme the applications, the more Cortland VS Cable Grips become the right choice.

Benefits / Features
  • Versatile
  • Quick fit temporary attachment
  • Permanent attachment
  • AS Cable grips
  • TS Cable grips
  • VS Cable grips
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