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SK78 “creeps” into mature markets

English Braids have upgraded all Dyneema specifications to now be manufactured from Dyneema SK78 at no additional cost to the end user.

The higher grade of Dyneema has long been respected for the reduction in creep (the permanent elongation, under load, over time) within industries where precision matters. However, the long term benefits of reduced creep, have started to be appreciated by many other industry professionals. In fact, it is the extended resistance to creep that is delivering cost savings through longer life cycles in use. Up until now this has been viewed as a beneficial bi-product rather than a key selling point. English Braids are looking to work closely with the fibre manufacturer, DSM Dyneema, to help justify the business case for the change in fibre where SK75 has become a written standard.