General Information on Technora
A modern para-aramid fibre for superlative performance especially when exposed to heat. First commercially available in 1987 it is widely used in a range of industrial applications. Weight
for weight it is three times stronger than Nylon or Polyester. It can be used in very harsh environments even subjected to heat.
Technical Specification on Technora
Material: Technora. Our abbreviation TEC
Specific Gravity: 1.44 Sinks
Resistance to Acid: Resists most acids
Resistance to Alkali: Partially good.
Resistance to Solvents: Minimal reaction.
Resistance to Heat: Up to 200°C long exposure (Low: - 175°C)
Resistant to UV: Poor
Resistance to Abrasion: Adequate
Affected by Moisture: Absorbs 2-5%. Retains 95% strength.
Stretch: Very Low (2-4% at break). Creep: Virtually nil
Knot Holding: Moderate but weakens the rope by up to 70%
Washing Temperature: 80-90°C
Approximate Melting Point: Chars above 500°C
Technora 12 Strand
Technora 12 Strand
If you have a demanding application such as landing a rover on the surface of Mars then Technora is the material of choice. This para-aramid fibre rope has excellent tensile strength and fatigue resistance as well as superior resistance to chemicals but it is perhaps its superb resistance to heat degradation that really sets it apart. Technora ropes are chosen as escape ropes by fire fighters and are becoming increasingly popular with theatre riggers. This 12 strand construction rope is very easy to splice enabling the rigger to make up hauling lines quickly on site. As the rope has virtually no stretch under normal working conditions it is the perfect choice when equipment needs to be accurately positioned such as on motor controlled tracks and hoists.
- Eight times stronger than steel (weight for weight)
- Does not burn or melt
- Survives brief exposure up to 400°C.
- Extremely low stretch
- Virtually no creep
- Poor UV and only adequate abrasion resistance.
Wire rope replacement. Hoist and track control lines. Dolly systems. Catenary Ropes. Halyards. Firefighter escape lines. Lines prone to high temperatures.