What is Dyneema®?

Dyneema fiber is the brand name of the world’s strongest fiber- a lightweight material made with low elongation at breaking point, incredibly high energy absorption that is chemically inert and highly flexible. Pelican Rope offers several types of rope which utilize Dyneema’s unique fibers, all designed for high stakes situations. Keep reading to learn more.

What Kind of Rope is Made with Dyneema Rope?

The D-12® is our specialty Dyneema cord. This Dyneema winch rope is made purely with Dyneema’s high-tech brand-name fibers. Since Dyneema’s fibers are the strongest in the world, this is ideal for applications where you need to replace steel cables. The D-12 is a 12 strand performance rope which is available by the mile as needed. In addition to its unmatched strength, the D-12 is noted for its ability to float on water, its UV resistant coating, and its superior flex fatigue.

Here Are Some Unique Features of the D-12:

  • Added UV Resistance
  • Superior Flex Fatigue
  • Able to Float on Water
  • Incredible Lightweight Material
  • Made from the Strongest Fiber on the Planet
  • Constructed Entirely with Dyneema Brand Fibers
  • Ideal for Winch Lines, Cable Pulling, Tow Lines, Rigging Lines, Stringing Lines, Marine Lines, and Lifting Lines

In addition to the D-12, Pelican Rope sells the multipurpose Krypton D Braided rope and several lines of rescue rope which combine Dyneema’s unparalleled strength with other materials such as polyester and polypropylene.

Should I Choose a Polypropylene or a Polyester Cover?

Pelican Rope offers several ropes with Dyneema cores and covers made either of polypropylene or polyester. Our water rescue ropes are made with polypropylene as it floats and has almost no water retention. For applications like mountain rescue where water is less of a concern, polyester is used for its strength and elasticity. In any of these instances, the Dyneema core means that you will be working with the world’s strongest fiber.

Some Benefits of Polypropylene:

  • Excellent Grip
  • Extremely Buoyant
  • Almost No Water Retention

Some Benefits of Polyester:

  • Excellent Grip
  • Incredible Elasticity
  • A Strong Material for Rope Covers

What is the Difference Between Dyneema Rope and Spectra Rope?

Honeywell’s Spectra is a fiber that is very similar to Dyneema in its molecular structure. Both fibers are incredibly strong and are highly resistant to fatigue. While Spectra has the highest resistance to fatigue, Dyneema is a stronger material and is more resistant to wear in most heavy use areas. Dyneema also has more stretch/elasticity than Spectra’s fibers.

Benefits of Dyneema:

  • More Elasticity/Stretch Than Spectra
  • Higher Resistance to Wear In Heavy Use Areas

Benefits of Spectra:

  • Higher Resistance to Fatigue than Dyneema

Who is Pelican Rope?

Pelican Rope is a leading manufacturer and distributor of ropes in Santa Ana, California. For over 40 years, Pelican Rope has provided customers with innovative products and reliable service. Pelican Rope is known for pushing the industry in innovation, with signature ropes, such as the Matador, the Tree Viper, the Ape, and the Arborist. It specializes in ropes for tree climbing, rescue work, boating, industrial applications, and marining.

Pelican Rope is proud to offer selections of rope made with Dyneema Fibers. Dyneema is the strongest material in the world - 15 times stronger than steel on weight per weight ratio. This makes Dyneema Line the best choice for many high demand applications. These fibers are perfect for rescue applications, winch lines, tow lines, cable pulling, rigging lines, stringing lines, lifting lines, and marine lines.

Our customers rely on us to provide them with the highest quality products and exceptional service. Check us out and see why Pelican Rope is the most trusted name in rope.

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Pelican Rope is an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturer of high performance synthetic and specialty rope products, rope lanyards, slings and custom rope assemblies. For over 40 years our devotion to innovation, quality and customer service has yielded a diverse UL Certified product line designed to not only meet or exceed the standards established by the Cordage Institute, the U.S. Military, ASTM and NFPA but more importantly, the expectations of our loyal customers in the commercial, industrial, arborist, fire and rescue, law enforcement, manufacturing and marine industries.


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