Our Contender Standard and Heavy webbing styles utilize Dyneema’ s Type SK75 fiber for high strength performance. Constructed in a double plain weave, these webbing styles are easy to work and sew with, conforming smoothly around rings and corners to lay flat. The weave provides good bite for the stitching so there is little movement of the webbing even under high load.
As more and more sails replace hardware with “soft” attachment points, Contender’s Dyneema® webbing is an excellent choice for a quality, high strength webbing at a competitive price.
What is Dyneema® ?
Dyneema® is the world’s strongest fiber. Invented and manufactured by DSM Dyneema. It is a HMPE (High Modulus PolyEthylene) fi ber made from UHMwPE ( Ultra High Molecular Weight PolyEthylene). The extreme strength of the fi ber is due to a unique gel spinning process, also developed by DSM Dyneema.
The result is a fiber which is 15 times stronger than steel on a weight for weight basis.