Rope Treatments

Southern Ropes has launched their new GP Range.

 

The GP Range is made using the latest thermofixation process machinery. The process incorporates a colour treatment and stretching under controlled temperatures with a precise continuous applied load to orientate the molecular chain structure of the HMWPE fibres in the ideal load direction of the rope.

 

This process achieves significant improvements in the breakload of the rope and virtually eliminates the ‘creep’ compared to merely just braiding ‘strong’ fibres together and applying traditional urethane with heat treatment. The new process also compacts the yarns and increases the net fibre density of the rope.

 

Once the core has been braided with the cover it goes through another heat treatment stage to stabilize the cover jacket. This makes the GP Range stronger and more durable than standard production performance ropes on the market.