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Spectra Microline and Nanoline now available

Read about our new Spectra line, advantages, and more!

We now have three types of Spectra line to choose from in addition to our standard 400# Nylon. If you haven't heard of it Spectra is popular with the Sky Diving industry for Personnel and Ram Air chutes.  Some advantages are:

  • It is as strong as Kevlar per cross section of area, but it is about 15% lighter.
  • It is abrasion resistant - the line is very slick
  • The slickness makes it tangle resistant
  • It is easy to cut and sew - my sewing staff will like that!
  • UV radiation does not affect it
  • Moisture resistant

Types of material available:

We now have 600# test Spectra Microline, and 400# test Spectra Nanoline.

Microline:  This material is very similar to the Microline commonly used in the personal parachute industry, but a little lighter weight.  The break strength is 600# and is 3/32" in diameter.  This material has higher strength than any of the Nylon material we currently offer, and is about 1/2 the bulk and weight.  We are offering the Microline for our Iris chutes under a new Ultra Performance option where high strength is key, and more compact thank nylon.  Chutes made with this are 10% stronger than the nylon standard chutes. 

Nanoline: This material is being used for our Ultra Compact chutes.  The break strength is higher at 400#.  Chutes made using this line are 30% lighter than the nylon standard option.

I am super excited about the new line available and the ability to finely tune our chutes to our customer’s needs!

Gene Engelgau,

President and Chief Evangelist - Fruity Chutes

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Comments (1)

  1. Gene Engelgau:
    Aug 31, 2015 at 05:24 AM

    Just an update, we also have a even lighter weight 200# nanoline available. This is used on the smaller IFC-36-S and IFC-30-S chutes. It's available on larger chutes on special order if you have a weight sensitive application.

    -Gene

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