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12 Strand

Forcetra is the special product of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber rope. Forcetra has the strongest tensile strength per weight. Forcetra is stronger than the wire rope of same diameter, and it weighs 1/8 of wire rope. Forcetra is treated with a unique coating process and special heat treatment process to enhance its anti-abrasion characteristics.

Material & Properties

  • HMPE
  • Melting Point: 150 °C
  • Specific Gravity: 0.97 (Float)
  • Elongation at break: 4 – 5% (New)
  • Elongation at break: 2.5 – 3% (Used)
  • Color: Blue
  • Water Absorption: None
  • UV resistance: Good

Characteristics

  • Maximum strength to weight ratio, and strength comparable to steel wire rope
  • Lowest elongation
  • Longer life, and easy handling
  • Superior abrasion resistance
  • Non-kinking, and non-rotational
  • Easy to splice

Applications

  • Ship Mooring Lines
  • Ship yard Mooring Line
  • Towing & Tug Line
Product Description
Diameter Weight Breaking Strength
Inch (in) MM Wt/100ft Avg (lbs) Min (lbs)
3/16
5 1.10 6,000 5,500
1/4
6 1.60 8,910 8,100
5/16
8 2.60 13,750 12,500
3/8
9 3.70 19,690 17,900
7/16
11 4.40 23,650 21,500
1/2
12 6.60 35,090 31,900
9/16
14 8.00 42,570 38,700
5/8
16 10.90 57,530 52,300
3/4
18 14.60 75,790 68,900
13/16
20 16.70 83,050 75,500
7/8
22 20.50 103,840 94,400
1
24 24.60 123,200 112,000
1 1/16
26 28.90 143,000 130,000
1 1/8
28 33.30 163,900 149,000
1 1/4
30 38.20 184,800 168,000
1 5/16
32 45.10 216,700 197,000
1 1/2
36 52.30 247,500 225,000
1 5/8
40 69.00 323,400 294,000
1 3/4
44 76.40 352,000 320,000
2
48 87.00 398,200 362,000
2 1/8
52 98.60 479,600 436,000
2 1/4
56 120.40 539,000 490,000
2 1/2
60 133.40 594,000 540,000
2 5/8
64 153.10 667,700 607,000
2 3/4
68 171.200 740,300 673,000
3
72 206.40 874,500 795,000
3 1/4
80 252.70 1,053,800 958,000

Minimum Breaking Strength: Spliced strength
Average Breaking Strength: Unspliced strength
Manufactured and tested according to ISO standard.
Warning! The minimum breaking strength should never be considered as the safe working load of the rope.

Pacific Gulf Wire Rope, Inc.
Corporate Address: 1504 Engineers Road
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
Phone: (504) 341-0066
Website: www.pacificgulfwirerope.com


Golden Meadow
Address: 580 A.O. Rappelet Road
Golden Meadow, LA 70357
Phone: (985) 396-2364

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