Ultra tough, ultra light. At equal diameter, 15% more resistant than steel.
Dyneema is an ultra resistant polyethylene fiber that allows using strands of a smaller diameter (and so, lighter too). At equal diameter, it provides a breaking strength far beyond traditional materials.
The drag can be reduced up to 40% for fishing gears equipped with Dyneema. Comparing 2 trawls of equal dimensions, the one equipped with Dyneema decreases a lot the fuel consumption.
Dyneema shows a great resistance to UV, salted water, abrasion, and has a good breaking strength. Its duration is also much longer than common materials.quote
|Diameter||Runnage (m/kg)||Twine breaking strength|
|1,4 mm||1290 m/kg||160 kg|
|2,3 mm||660 m/kg||340 kg|
|2,52 mm||400 m/kg||420 kg|
|2,82 mm||320 m/kg||570 kg|