Spectra Microline and Nanoline now available
| Date: Jan 05, 2014 | Comments: 1
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!
President and Chief Evangelist - Fruity Chutes