Amsteel Blue

Recognized worldwide as the standard for single braid HMPE ropes.

AmSteel®-Blue is a torque-free 12-strand single braid that yields the maximum in strength-to-weight ratio and, size for size, is the same strength as steel—yet it floats. AmSteel®-Blue outlasts wire 3:1, making it an excellent wire rope replacement. It has extremely low stretch and superior flex fatigue and wear resistance. Samthane coating enhances that already high abrasion and cut resistance.

Features & Benefits

  • Fiber: 12-Strand single-braid construction of 100% Dyneema® SK-75 fiber with Samthane coating.
  • Standard Color: blue (also available by special order in red, green, orange, and silver/gray)
  • Class 2 12-Strand splice
  • Size for size, the same strength as steel
  • Extremely low stretch
  • Lightweight 1/7 the weight of wire rope
  • Size for size the same strength as wire rope
  • Wire rope replacement
  • Floats
  • Superior wear and flex fatigue
  • Torque free
  • UV stabilized
  • Easily spliced
  • Wire replacement
  • Durable-outlasts wire
  • Similar elastic elongation to wire rope
  • Easily inspected or field spliced

Applications

  • Competition Grade Running Rigging
  • Primary mooring line
  • Lifting slings
  • Trawl, bridle and gilson lines
  • Kite/Wakeboard/Waterski Lines
  • Trawl and Bridle Lines
  • Wire Replacement - Non Jacketed
  • High Performance Tug Lines
  • Climbing and Rigging Accessories
  • Pulling and Stringing Lines
  • Winch Lines
  • Low Stretch Support Lines (Wire Replacement)
  • Horizontal Lifelines
  • Logging
  • Wire Replacement Ropes
  • General Working Lines
  • Rig Tow Lines
Size Diameter (in) Size Circ. (in) Weight Per 100 ft. (lbs) Minimum Breaking Strength (lbs)
7/64 5/16 0.30 1400
1/8 3/8 0.50 2300
5/32 15/32 0.75 3600
3/16 9/16 1.0 4900
1/4 3/4 1.6 7700
5/16 1 2.7 12300
3/8 1 1/8 3.6 17600
7/16 1 1/4 4.2 21500
1/2 1 1/2 6.4 30600
9/16 1 3/4 7.9 36500
5/8 2 10.2 47500
3/4 2 1/4 13.3 58000
13/16 2 1/2 17.0 73800
7/8 2 3/4 19.6 81700
1 3 21.8 98100
1 1/16 3 1/4 27.5 118000
1 1/8 3 1/4 27.5 118000
1 1/4 3 3/4 36.2 149000
1 5/16 4 41.8 166000
1 3/8 4 1/8 45.0 185000
1 1/2 4 1/2 51.7 205000
1 9/16 4 3/4 57.6 229000
1 5/8 5 65.2 255000
1 11/16 5 1/4 71.0 276000
1 3/4 5 1/2 78.4 302000
2 6 87.0 343000
2 1/16 6 1/4 95.0 376000
2 1/8 6 1/2 109 411000
2 1/4 7 116 484000
2 1/2 7 1/2 148 529000
2 5/8 8 167 595000
2 3/4 8 1/2 187 662000
3 9 206 749000
3 1/8 9 1/2 228 828000
3 1/4 10 240 906000
3 3/8 10 1/8 242 1008000
3 5/8 11 340 1313000
4 12 399 1637000
4 1/4 13 452 1826000
4 1/2 13 1/2 504 2021000
4 5/8 14 551 2216000
5 15 609 2421000
5 1/4 16 667 2637000
5 1/2 16 1/2 730 2865000
5 3/4 17 1/4 793 3099000
6 18 819 3211000
6 1/8 18 1/2 861 3335000
6 1/4 19 924 3581000
6 1/2 19 1/2 998 3838000
6 5/8 20 1066 4104000
7 21 1145 4370000
7 1/4 22 1229 4658000
7 1/2 22 1/2 1307 4946000
7 5/8 23 1391 5243000
7 3/4 23 1/4 1428 5310000
8 24 1470 5540000