HMPE Rope

Our HMPE rope is the strongest rope we sell and ideally suited to high load applications.

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    UHMWPE STEALTH High Strength Rope

    £1.59£38.63 per metre

    Manufactured to specifications exceeding ISO 10325
    Tested under ISO 2307

    Custom Lengths and ends available – call (+44) 020 7477 2890

    Heat-treated 12 strand single braid Stealth Fibre® UHMWPE (Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethene) rope with polyurethane coating. This rope is designed for high load applications where ultra-low stretch is required.

    Applications:

    • Wire Rope Replacement
    • Winch Lines
    • Towing
    • Lifting
    • Mining Ropes

    View product details, break loads and technical information

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    8MM UHMWPE Winch Rope Set

    £99.99

    Discover unmatched durability and strength with our Premium Winch Rope Set, crafted from high-quality UHMWPE material.

    This 8mm x 30 meter rope boasts a breaking strength of 6900 KG, ensuring reliability for all your recovery needs.

    Featuring an eye splice with a silver tube thimble, a vibrant yellow hook, a 2M polyester black sleeve for added protection, and a 1M PU red coating for durability, it’s designed for both safety and efficiency.

    With a straight end and silver mounting lug for easy installation, this winch rope set is the perfect upgrade to your recovery gear arsenal, offering both performance and style.

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    8mm Soft Shackle

    £12.99
    • 11,200kg Break Load: Industry-leading ultra-high strength.
    • Precision-Crafted for 8mm Applications: Tailored for intricate lifting and secure towing.
    • Robust UHMWPE Composition: Features unparalleled resilience and tensile strength.
    • Efficient Attachment Mechanism: Simplified hook-up with an eye splice; steadfast closure with a diamond knot.
    • Abrasion-Resistant Enhancement: A sturdy polyester sleeve increases longevity and safeguards connections.
    • Light and Agile Performance: Ensures optimal rigging outcomes with minimal effort.
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    6MM UHMWPE Winch Rope Set

    £59.99

    Discover unmatched durability and strength with our Premium Winch Rope Set, crafted from high-quality UHMWPE material.

    This 6mm x 20-meter rope boasts a breaking strength of 3700 KG, ensuring reliability for all your recovery needs.

    Featuring an eye splice with a silver tube thimble, a vibrant yellow hook, a 2M polyester black sleeve for added protection, and a 1M PU red coating for durability, it’s designed for both safety and efficiency.

    With a straight end and silver mounting lug for easy installation, this winch rope set is the perfect upgrade to your recovery gear arsenal, offering both performance and style.

  • 8mm blue soft shackle

    10mm Soft Shackle

    £17.99
    • 17,900kg Break Load: Industry-leading ultra high-strength
    • 10mm Design for Precision: Ideal for detailed towing and lifting, ensuring tight control.
    • Superior UHMWPE Build: Delivers exceptional durability and strength for rigorous tasks.
    • Quick & Secure Connection: Eye splice for rapid attachment; diamond knot for robust security.
    • Protective Polyester Sleeve: Guards against abrasion, prolonging equipment life.
    • Efficient & Lightweight: Offers high rigging performance with effortless handling.
  • 12mm Soft Shackle

    £25.99
    • 23,000kg Break Load: Industry-leading ultra high-strength
    • 12mm UHMWPE Construction: Offers unparalleled strength for towing and lifting.
    • Convenient Design: Eye splice for easy attachment; diamond knot for secure locking.
    • Enhanced Protection: Features a durable, soft polyester sleeve for abrasion resistance.
    • Lightweight Efficiency: Delivers high-performance rigging with minimal bulk.

Contact us for HMPE Rope enquiries

If you’ve got an enquiry about HMPE Rope, our expert team can help.

The Access Ropes Guide to:
HMPE Rope

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HMPE is an abbreviation of UHMWPE, which is ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene. It is made from polyolefin. This is a premium rope where exceptional strength and very little stretch are required.

HMPE rope is an extremely high-strength line; it is stronger than steel yet only a fraction of the weight, making it a popular alternative to wire rope. Our UHMWPE rope exceeds ISO 10325 standards, is competitively priced and comes with free delivery in the UK, so contact us today with your needs.

HMPE or UHMWPE can be used across various industries, including marine, mountaineering and even arboriculture, however this rope is particularly popular in wet environments thanks to its excellent qualities, even when in harsh conditions. It is light enough to float, is hydrophobic (repels water), stays tough at low temperatures and is UV resistant. Its low stretchability and high resistance to abrasion make it’s a great choice for sailing operations. You can expect this rope to have a very long service life, whatever its application.

These factors, combined with its high strength to weight ratio also make it the preferred rope for mooring ropes, offshore rigs and for use in distress situations. HMPE should not be used if you need a line to hold knots especially well; this is because it has self-lubricating fibres which gives it a waxy finish.

You may hear UHMWPE or HMPE rope also referred to as Dyneema®, which is a brand name. Dyneema® rope is made by DSM in the Netherlands and is promoted as being the worlds strongest fibre.

Stealth Fibre®is our high performance UHMWPE produced by Southern Ropes and is essentially the same as Dyneema Rope. This 12 strand high strength rope is designed for high load applications where ultra-low stretch is required. It can be ordered in multiple diameters, with a choice of four different colours and custom cut to your required length.

What are the properties of HMPE?

The superior properties of hmpe ropes include:

  • High melting point (over 144°C)
  • Low density – floats on water
  • Low weight
  • Safer than steel wire – breaks in a linear fashion
  • Repels water
  • Resistant to chemicals (excluding oxidising acids)
  • High strength – stronger than hardened steel
  • Ultra-violet (UV)resistance – prolongs the life of your rope
  • Self-lubricating- low coefficient of friction
  • Superior abrasion resistance
  • Ultra-low stretch (3–4% at breaking load)
  • Low dielectric constant – almost transparent to radar
  • Vibration damping
  • Low electrical conductivity
  • Excellent flex fatigue

What is HMPE used for?

Typical applications of HMPE ropes includes:

  • Towing heavy objects
  • Winching
  • Mooring lines – recommended by OCIMF for safe mooring of tanker vessels
  • Cranes and pulley systems where heavy lifting is required
  • Deepwater installations
  • Trawl nets and ropes
  • Wire rope replacement
  • Anchor rope
  • Pulling up the mainsails of yachts
  • Kickers and strops (sailing)
  • Conveyor lines
  • Fishing lines
  • Spear lines on spear-guns
  • Watersports (wake-board and kite surfing lines)

HMPE ropes are often used as a replacement for steel fibres – they are considered at least 8 times stronger than steel wire ropes. In addition to their super-power strength, they are thinner, lighter and self-lubricating, so are more versatile than conventional steel ropes. Thanks to their braided construction they are also easy to splice. You will need a smaller quantity of rope from the UHMWPE range compared to steel products, so costs and volume will be lower.

How is HMPE made?

HMPE fibres are produced through a gel spinning process of a polyolefin resin with an exceptionally high molecular weight. This resin is transformed into a gel with the aid of a solvent solution. This solution is removed while fibres are spun and the resulting polyethylene fiber is stretched to many times its original length. Once the process is completed you are left with a very tough material with incredible impact strength. If you would like to know more about the technical specifications of HMPE or further details on the production of this high quality rope then please refer to our UHMWPE guide.

Contact us today to discuss how our high performance 12 strand Stealth Fibre UHMWPE rope can support you

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