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Nylite/Maxilite

Impregnated spinnaker cloth for the quality conscious cruising sailor

To produce the world’s finest spinnaker cloths, Contender works closely with their fibre producers, weavers and the outstanding German finishing company KBC. Thanks to this close co-operation and constant consultation with sailors and sailmakers all over the world, we have built up an unrivalled knowledge and understanding of spinnaker cloth.

The exact balance of weight, stability, tear strength and breaking strain of Nylite and Maxilite cloths comes from the quality of the fibres, the weave and the finish of their construction. Nylite and Maxilite spinnaker fabrics are impregnated with a durable melamine finish and developed with the quality conscious cruising sailor in mind.

The choice of Nylite or Maxilite fabric is determined by the size of your yacht and the conditions in which you want to sail. Both types of fabric have excellent resistance to tearing and good stretch resistance and they will give you many years of great sailing performance.

Caractéristiques

Style
Conception
180
160
140
120
100
80
60
40
20
0
Chaîne x Trame
NL 90
30 x 30
48
gr.
1.12 sm. oz.
58
kg.
ML 150
70 x 70
75
gr.
1.75 sm. oz.
75
kg.

Poids g/m2

Tension de rupture kg/5cm

Points de comparaison

Nylite/Maxilite
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Stabilité diagonale
Résistance à l'étirement (module)
Tension de rupture
Résistance au déchirement
Perméabilité à l'air
Déperlance

Gamme de poids Nylite et Maxilite

Style Poids Conception
sm.oz. / g/m2 Fil de chaîne x Fil de trame
Nylite 90 1.12 / 48 30 x 40
Maxilite 150 1.75 / 75 70 x 70

Spinnaker Asymétrique - Applications des tissus Nylite et Maxilite

Longueur du guindant ft. / mtr. Medium Heavy
39 / 12 NL 90 NL 90
49 / 15 NL 90 ML 150
59 / 18 NL 90 ML 150
69 / 21 ML 150 ML 150
79 / 24 ML 150 -

Gamme de couleurs* **

Natural

New Pink

Orange

Red

Yellow

Gold

Fluor Yellow

Green

Fluor Green

Dark Blue

Light Blue

Lilac

Cool Grey

Black

*The color samples on display are non-binding. Depending on screen and printer settings, display may deviate from original to differing extent. Sample cards are available upon request.

 

**Please note that fluorescent colors are not colourfast. They fade faster than regular colors as a result of exposure to sunlight. These fluorescent dyes also tend to weaken the cloth and make it less tear-resistant. Given that this is the case, Contender does not recommend the use of fluorescent colors for cruising spinnakers.