Racing Dyneema® 78 melange covers are made using HT Polyester fibre, however the covers are braided using fewer plaits than the standard Racing Dyneema® 78 product making them easier to splice. The core, made from Dyneema® SK78 is the same as in our other Racing Dyneema® 78 products. For 2019 we have a new colour range using black as a base colour.
Elongation is based on figures taken from tests across the diameter range, to produce an average figure.
Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™, is respected as the premium brand for Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMwPE). We offer many ropes produced using Dyneema® fibres including single braids and double braids. We use Dyneema® SK99, Dyneema® SK78 and Dyneema® DM20 fibres to produce our ropes. These different types of Dyneema® fibre are used to produce ropes for specific applications.
Polyester has a specific gravity of 1.38 which means it will not float. Polyester has no strength loss when wet, it is flexible and has good abrasion resistance. Polyester fibres also have good resistance to chemicals and have a melting point of 295°C.