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Advancements in Synthetic Rope Technology for Dynamic Bending Applications
Approximately one half hour
Greg Mozsgai, Engineering Manager, Samson Bill Fronzaglia, Application Development Manager, DSM Dyneema(R)
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As oil exploration and production efforts move into increasingly deeper waters, the use of heave compensating lifting and lowering equipment has become more prevalent. The repetitive bending over sheaves, combined with the high loads and increased depths extracts a heavy toll on winch lines, whether they are wire or synthetic.

Greg Mozsgai Engineering Manager Samson   0513
Bill Fronzaglia Application Development Manager DSM Dyneema(R)   45005
Samson :

For more than 130 years, Samson has been recognized as a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of high-performance ropes. Among its many innovations, Samson invented the double-braid construction, and pioneered the first high modulus polyethylene fiber ropes. Today, Samson engineers continue to pioneer the use of new fiber technology and the development of innovative coatings and constructions to produce ropes with unprecedented performance characteristics. Samson’s research and development team is meeting an ever-expanding market need for products with exceptional performance in critical applications.

DSM Dyneema :

DSM Dyneema is part of:
DSM – the Life Sciences and Materials Sciences Company
Royal DSM N.V. creates solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance. Its end markets include human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive, coatings and paint, electrical and electronics, life protection and housing. DSM manages its business with a focus on the triple bottom line of economic performance, environmental quality and social responsibility, which it pursues simultaneously and in parallel. DSM has annual net sales of about €8 billion and employs some 22,700 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations on five continents. DSM is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information: www.dsm.com.

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