High performance synthetic rope offers greater safety, reliability and performance for tug and salvage operators. As an originator of fiber braiding technology, Cortland has delivered high performance synthetic ropes made from high modulus polyethylene (HMPE) for more than 20 years, specializing in our patented Plasma® fiber and patented 12×12 braiding technique.
Our in-depth understanding of demanding operational environments means we can deliver trusted, proven solutions to our customers worldwide, including ship handling, offshore marine and oil related operations, mooring systems, seismic towed arrays, commercial fishing and other applications. Cortland is a part of Actuant Corporation (NYSE: ATU), a diversified industrial company with operations in more than 30 countries. To find our more visit www.cortlandcompany.com.
BOB (Braid Optimized for Bending)
Rope failures can cause considerable vessel downtime cost. Heavy marine cyclic bend-over-sheave (CBOS) applications call for rope constructions with high fatigue resistance performance and long-term creep resistance. BOB® offers superior cyclic fatigue resistance performance, especially in dynamic bend-over-sheave applications, as well as excellent long-term creep resistance. Click here for more information.
A towline is your lifeline when your business is tug and salvage boat operations, and we understand your entire operation relies on its strength and dependability. No matter if you specialize in offshore, harbor or river operations, we can engineer a rope solution to match the specific needs of each of your vessels. Popular in the tug industry, Cortland's Plasma® 12x12 rope has no equal. Manufactured from high performance fiber, this unique product has been enhanced by Cortland's patented polymer alignment process. Plasma®, braided into our patented 12x12 construction, creates a torque-free rope at unparalleled strength. Click here to find out more.
Plasma® HiCo 12 Strand
Plasma® 12 Strand is the highest strength synthetic rope available. Plasma® 12 Strand is manufactured from High Modulus Polyethylene (HMPE) that has been enhanced by Cortland's patented manufacturing process. This process is especially effective in medium to large diameter ropes where strengths are more than 50% higher and creep is significantly less than that of standard Spectra® 12 Strand. Plasma® HiCo 12 Strand retains all of the features and benefits of standard Plasma®, with the added characteristic of an increased coefficient of friction coating to allow for better gripping in applications such as H-Bitt or capstan rendering, and traction winch systems. Click here for more information.
Plasma® LoCo 12 Strand
Plasma® 12 Strand is the highest strength synthetic rope available. Plasma® 12 Strand is manufactured from High Modulus Polyethylene (HMPE) that has been enhanced by Cortland's patented polymer alignment. This process is especially effective in medium to large diameter ropes where strengths are more than 50% higher and creep is significantly less than that of standard Spectra® 12 Strand. Plasma® LoCo 12 Strand retains all of the features and benefits of standard Plasma® ropes, with the added characteristic of a reduced coefficient of friction coating to reduce internal heat build-up and abrasion associated with constant tension-tension fatigue and relative movement between the rope and fixed surfaces. This design can be quickly spliced using Cortland's recommended splicing techniques for low coefficient of friction ropes. Click here for more information.
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