A new generation of high performance ropes
Katradis Marine Ropes Industry S.A. and Polteco Inc. have entered into a business alliance, combining their expertise in research, development and manufacturing, to develop and produce a new generation of ropes integrating strength, superior abrasion resistance and improved handling and safety for the demanding conditions of marine environments.
The new generation of high performance ropes, traded under the name True-Guard®, features one of the world’s most durable polymers, ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), in a unique thin and flat form as part of their outer braided construction.
The outer UHMWPE braiding of the new construction design provides superior abrasion resistance to protect the load-bearing core fibers of the rope and acts as a protective barrier to environmental debris that can damage the core fibers.
This new construction design also enables True-Guard® ropes to have high strength with reduced diameter and weight, and provides advantageous features for addressing several needs including performance, handling, safety and rope service lifetime in marine applications. True-Guard® ropes can be made with core fibers of several kinds to meet specific criteria.
Katradis Marine Ropes Industry S.A. is a prominent manufacturer of ropes from synthetic fibers and wires for marine and offshore applications with experience of 80 years serving the marine industry through a global network for prompt and immediate service.
Polteco Inc. is a prominent research and development company with over 35 years of experience in the development of high strength UHMWPE fibers and tapes and innovative polymer products and processes for high performance applications.