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Our goal in this market is to replace the “wing” and “face” wire ropes with Plasma® synthetic ropes. Wing wires and face wires are the manner in which river pushboats attach themselves to and maneuver the barges they’re pushing up or down the river systems in the US. Wing and face wires tend to be anywhere from ½” to 1 ½” in diameter depending on the horsepower of the pushboat. The benefits of Plasma® ropes over wire rope wing and face lines are:

  • Strong as wire rope size for size
  • 1/7 th weight of wire rope
  • Floats
  • Reduced making up and knocking down times
  • Less crewmembers required to handle lines
  • Safer – less worker related injuries and claims
  • No maintenance or re-lubing
  • Easy splicing – DVD instructions available free of charge
  • With proper care – longer wear life than wire rope

Plasma® 12 Strand is the highest strength synthetic rope available. Plasma® 12 Strand is manufactured from high performance Honeywell Spectra 900® Fiber that has been enhanced by Cortland's patented recrystallization process. Plasma® 12 strand is supplied with our standard polyurethane finish, although other coatings can be applied to suit specific applications, and is easily spliced.

Benefits / Features
  • Lowest stretch
  • Low creep
  • Soft hand
  • Torque free
  • Easy splicing
  • Neutrally buoyant in water
  • Select sizes are ABS & DNV type approved


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