Dyneema announces its thinnest fibre grade
A new grade of Dyneema is being heralded as “great news for the fishing line industry.” The new grade of fibre is 50% thinner than the company’s previous thinnest fibre.
The Netherlands company states that the new product has proven itself to be the company’s highest performer in abrasion tests, is incredibly supple and sensitive and will also greatly enhance casting distance and accuracy.
In an interview with Angling International, Dyneema’s Global Marketing Manager Noud Steffens explained: “This newly developed fibre is based upon our SK75 product range, which is among the strongest and thinnest in the industry.
“It also has a very high modulus (resistance to stretch) which influences the feel of the bite. Now Dyneema has been able to reduce the titer (thickness) of the fibre by 50%.
“A thinner fibre allows you to make thinner lines (e.g.4xfibre) or more round lines (e.g. 8-16xfibre). This is great news for the fishing line industry.”
Earlier this year DSM Dyneema announced a Dyneema Brand Licensing Programme to more strictly control the use of its products by fishing line manufacturers. Now this new Dyneema grade is being made available to DSM Dyneema’s Premium Manufacturing Partners and to leading fishing line brands in partnership.
The line is immediately available for line manufacturers,” confirmed Steffens. “They can contact us directly or contact one of our distributors, Eurofibers or Gruschwitz.”