IME is a distributor of D12 ropes with Dyneema® produced by rope manufacturer van Beelen Group bv.
Van Beelen Group is a brand licensee of DSM Dyneema and has experience with this material since it first appeared on the market in the 1990s
D12 Ropes with Dyneema®
12 x 1 strand braided D12 ropes with Dyneema®, are as strong as steel wire of the same diameter but ten times as light.
This results in easy to install and easy to handle lines, that are used where efficient and safe work is required. Dyneema® floats on water.
The ropes have low stretch: after initial construction elongation, only 4% at break load.
D12 ropes with Dyneema® are becoming the new standard, and are widely used worldwide. In Fisheries, Offshore, Shipping, and many industrial (lifting) applications.
D12 DUPLEX Ropes with Dyneema® is more flexible and abrasion resistant construction. It is more and more applied as forerunners on tugboats. Trials done by IME in the towing industry have shown that D12 DUPLEX with Dyneema® and with Powercoat Grey finish, remains more flexible and easy to repair than the standard 12 strand types.
We have experienced the flexibility, the quality of the dyneema® rope, will be better and longer lasting in the D12 DUPLEX type. The powercoat which we use in the Towing sector is "Grey" coated, which marks us for our type of D12 Ropes with Dyneema®.