Armare s.r.l.
via Meucci, 3 - Z. I. Aussa Corno
33058 San Giorgio di Nogaro (Udine) - ITALY

Overview

Endurance line

Endurance line Armare is the result of several tests and feedback received from the best riggers, shore-teams and crews of the most prestigious racing boats worldwide.

The line includes single braids and double braid ropes; as these are special high-tech products, we recommend to contact armare ropes technicians for advice on developing the most ambitious rigging projects.

Endurance line

Top level ocean regatta and special projects

Endurance line groups highly performing ropes, characterized by special constructions with cores in Dyneema® and PBO-Zylon®.

4 different single braids in PBO-Zylon® and Dyneema® are available as well as 4 cores in Dyneema®, all characterized by special high-tech treatments that increase their performance.

The line is completed by 6 special covers that can be coupled to the cores.

Armare Ropes constantly collaborates with riggers, skippers and shore team engaged in setting up boats for the most important ocean regattas. Our technicians are available for the development of the special projects that this sector requires.

Endurance line

The ropes of the Endurance line are available both as single braids and double braids (complete rope: core + cover).

The rope can be composed by choosing both the core and the cover from the various options available

Endurance Line

Single braid / Trecce singole

Single braid / Trecce singole
  • PBO TWPBO-Zylon® + PU
  • TecforceBlack Technora® + PU
  • Dyneforce Pure BlackDyneema® SK75 Pure Black + HPS
  • Superound Pure BlackDyneema® SK75 Pure Black + PU

Single braid / Trecce singole

Single braid / Trecce singoleSHIELD

Single braid SHIELD / Trecce singole SHIELD
  • Dyneforce DM20SHIELD
  • Dyneforce 99SHIELD
  • Dyneforce 78SHIELD
  • Superound 78SHIELD

Single braid / Trecce singoleSHIELD

Double braid / Cime complete

Cores / Anime
  • Dyneema® DM20 ShieldHPS + SH
  • Dyneema® SK99 ShieldHPS + SH
  • Dyneema® SK78 ShieldHPS + SH
  • Dyneema® SK78 ShieldSH
Covers / Calze
  • PBO – Zylon®PBO
  • PBO – Zylon® / Black Technora®PBO / BTEC
  • PBO – Zylon / Black Dyneema®PBO / CDYN
  • PBO – Zylon® / Black Technora®/ Black DynBPBO / BTEC / CDYN
  • Black Technora®/ Black Dyneema®BTEC / BDYN
  • Black Technora®/ Black Dyneema® / PetBTEC / BDYN / PET

Double braid / Cime complete

Special Treatments

Different special treatments may be applied to the braided cores and to the technical fibers to enhance their characteristics in terms of elongation, creep and resistance, and to obtain even better performance.

Single Braids

Endurance line

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PBO TW (PBO – Zylon® + PU)
Designed to equip the best sail boats, PBO-Zylon® guarantees the lowest elongation, a high breaking load, elevated mechanical resistance and optimal flexibility. Moreover, theelevated stability on winches and stoppers, the lightweight and its good handling make this rope the excellent partner of the most demanding crews.

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Tecforce (Black Technora® + PU)
Particularities of this aramid fiber are its good resistance to UV rays and to bending if compared to other standard aramid fibers; both properties allow to obtain long lasting ropes with a good breaking load and a low elongation. A very oriented molecular structure guarantees a high modulus with a low creep. Tecforce is therefore mainly used for bindings, reinforcements as well as for all those applications where an important breaking load but also a high resistance to abrasion and elongation are required.

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Pure Black

Dyneforce Pure Black (Dyneema® SK75 Pure Black + HPS + PU)
The already well-known performances of our former Dyneforce75 (replaced by Dyneforce 78) will be proposed again yet in its new version Dyneema® SK 75 BK. The main characteristic of this fiber, named Dyneema® Pure Black, consists in having a colour that can’tbe attacked by any agent, since the fiber is dope-dyed. Besides its remarkable technical performances, the aesthetic is given by the colour that won’t fade over time.

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Pure Black

Superound Pure Black (Dyneema® SK75 Pure Black + PU)
The renewed version of this specific item, made with Dyneema® SK75 BK (or Dyneema® Pure Black) maintains its basic features and on top of that the fiber is dope-dyed. The result is a long-lasting colour that doesn’t fade over time, while excellent technical performances are guaranteed.

Single Braids Shield

Endurance line

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Dyneforce DM20 SHIELD
Dyneema® DM20 has been created to satisfy specific marine/industrial needs. Compared to other types of Dyneema®, it shows better performance in terms of durability over time as well as a close to zero creep. Its very stable construction allows Armare to produce a rope that is suitable for all those applications where a constant load and a continued use would put to the test any other type of Dyneema®. Furthermore, the Shield treatment increases the compactness and the abrasion resistance of this rope.

Use: It is the ultimate solution for strops, shrounds, backstays and halyards on hydraulic cylinder but also for stable and long-lasting bindings.

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Dyneforce 99SHIELD
Dyneema® SK99 delivers the highest tenacity available in a light weight polymer fiber. Indeed, compared to Dyneema® SK78, it shows a 20% increase on tenacity and a 35% higher modulus. Dyneema® SK99 appears thinner and lighter weight respect to ropes with the same diameter, but with a significant increase in strength, which entails an increase on performance and a better response of the boat. Moreover, thanks to the application of the Shield treatment, the ropes results more compact and more resistant to abrasion. Other features: low water absorption, high UV resistance, minimal elongation and good flexibility.

USE: Ideal for tackles, backstays, runners, baby stays, halyards on hydraulic cylinders, strops and loops; moreover for bindings where high breaking load, low elongation and minimal amount of space are required.

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Dyneforce 78SHIELD
The High Modulus fiber Dyneema® SK78, characterized by a remarkable stability under constant loads, provides the following features: low creep and elongation, elevated breaking load, light weight, low level of water absorption, high resistance to UV rays, great flexibility. Furthermore, the Shield treatment increases the compactness and the abrasion resistance of this rope. The ropes made with this core are destined to extreme performances, especially during highly demanding regattas when the permanent load is continuously present.

USE: Ideal for tackles, backstays, runners, baby stays, control lines, strops and loops; moreover for bindings where a good breaking load and a low elongation are required.

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Superound 78 SHIELD
Line of ropes differs from the previous version Dyneema® SK78 + HPS + SHIELD in the lack of the HPS treatment, which means that there is no thermic pre-stretching under load. This makes the rope more manageable, as the core is more supple. It has a slightly different breaking load and elongation in comparison with DYN 78 + HPS + SHIELD, because the braid is not settled (it means that the differences of tensions between fibers are not adjusted). However, its general features remain at a high level, making this rope affordable to boats and crews of a less extreme technical level.

USE: Ideal for bindings, leading blocks, control lines and tackles.

SPECIAL TREATMENT

Endurance Special Treatments

Pure Black Dyneema
Thanks to Dyneema® BK (BLACK), nowadays we are able to produce a black rope totally made with Dyneema® without degradation of colour. This process allows to obtain a stable and long lasting coloring of the fibre without any compromise in terms of durability and resistance to UV rays.

Read more about Pure Black Dyneema

Shield Treatment
Shield is a new special treatment developed and introduced by Armare Ropes, which consists in the supercial impregnation of the braid, with the aim of improving the performance and duration of the finished product.

Read more about Shield treatment

Shield Cores

Endurance line

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Dyneforce DM20 HPS
Dyneema® DM20 has been created to satisfy specific marine/industrial needs. Compared to other types of Dyneema®, it shows better performance in terms of durability over time as well as a close to zero creep. Its very stable construction allows Armare to produce a rope that is suitable for all those applications where a constant load and a continued use would put to the test any other type of Dyneema®.

Use: It is the ultimate solution for strops, shrounds, backstays and halyards on hydraulic cylinder but also for stable and long-lasting bindings.

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Dyneforce 99 HPS
Dyneema® SK99 delivers the highest tenacity available in a light weight polymer fiber. Indeed, compared to Dyneema® SK78, it shows a 20% increase on tenacity and a 35% higher modulus. Dyneema® SK99 appears thinner and lighter weight respect to ropes with the same diameter, but with a significant increase in strength, which entails an increase on performance and a better response of the boat. Other features: low water absorption, high UV resistance, minimal elongation and good flexibility.

USE: Ideal for tackles, backstays, runners, baby stays, halyards on hydraulic cylinders, strops and loops; moreover for bindings where high breaking load, low elongation and minimal amount of space are required.

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Dyneema® SK78 HPS
The High Modulus fiber Dyneema® SK78, characterized by a remarkable stability under constant loads, provides the following features: low creep and elongation, elevated breaking load, light weight, low level of water absorption, high resistance to UV rays, great flexibility. The ropes made with this core are destined to extreme performances, especially during highly demanding regattas when the permanent load is continuously present.

USE: Ideal for tackles, backstays, runners, baby stays, control lines, strops and loops; moreover for bindings where a good breaking load and a low elongation are required.

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Dyneema® SK78
Line of ropes differs from the previous version Dyneema® SK78 + HPS + SHIELD in the lack of the HPS treatment, which means that there is no thermic pre-stretching under load. This makes the rope more manageable, as the core is more supple. It has a slightly different breaking load and elongation in comparison with DYN 78 + HPS + SHIELD, because the braid is not settled (it means that the differences of tensions between fibers are not adjusted). However, its general features remain at a high level, making this rope affordable to boats and crews of a less extreme technical level.

USE: Ideal for bindings, leading blocks, control lines and tackles.

TECHNICAL INSIGHTS

Dyneema® DM20

The result of the comparison of Dyneema® DM20, SK99, SK78 and SK75 in identical physical and environmental conditions shows the better performance of DM20 in terms of durability over time as well as a close to zero creep. Characteristics as the about to zero creep, main feature of Dyneema® DM20 enhanced by the very stable single braid construction as well as by the specific polyurethane coating and HPS treatment (heat pre-stretch treatment) allow Armare to produce a rope that is suitable for all those applications where a constant load and a continued use would put to the test any other type of Dyneema®

Dyneforce - Comparative table

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TECHNICAL INSIGHTS

Dyneema® DM20

The result of the comparison of Dyneema® DM20, SK99, SK78 and SK75 in identical physical and environmental conditions shows the better performance of DM20 in terms of durability over time as well as a close to zero creep. Characteristics as the about to zero creep, main feature of Dyneema® DM20 enhanced by the very stable single braid construction as well as by the specific polyurethane coating and HPS treatment (heat pre-stretch treatment) allow Armare to produce a rope that is suitable for all those applications where a constant load and a continued use would put to the test any other type of Dyneema®

Creep - DM20 / SK75 / SK78

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TECHNICAL INSIGHTS

Dyneforce Shield vs Standard

The test shown below has been performed in-house on two items, produced by Armare, having equal diameters and identical constructions. Thanks to the “Shield” treatment we can guarantee high resistance to bending and on top of that, added to characteristics like high breaking load, high modulus, low creep, high resistance to UV rays and last and not least a very low specific weight, these ropes are the best alternative to traditional wire ropes used in the marine industry and beyond.

Bending Fatique Test / Dyneforce SK78 VS Dyneforce SK78 Shield

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Covers

Endurance line

PBO – Zylon® (PBO)
Unbeatable resistance to abrasion and heat. Thanks to its properties, it is the best choice among the range of technical ropes in the applications where high temperatures and elevated loads are constantly present.

USE: This cover is especially used for runner tackles, high friction/load sheets and also for hi-loads takles.

PBO – Zylon® / Black Dyneema® (PBO / CDYN)
Thanks to the presence of PBO®, this cover has a high resistance to abrasion. The right mix with Dyneema® fibre transfers a good fluidity to the ropes when released on winch under load. Tests on racing boats have demonstrated the amazing durability to high frequency movements of the cover. The presence of Pure Black Dyneema® gives this cover a technical look, complian to the design of the best racing yachts.

USE: The best choice to protect sophisticate cores in a super technical running rigging system, where high loads are the main stress for the rope

PBO – Zylon® / Black Technora® (PBO / BTEC)
First rate resistance to abrasion and high temperature Thanks to the balance of two excellent fibers its properties are perfect for the intensive uses onboard of the competitive yacht racing.

USE: High loads and temperature don’t scare this rope and it’s a good solution for afterguys and runner sheets.

PBO – Zylon® / Black Technora® / Black Dyneema® (PBO / BTEC / CDYN)
This cover is the ideal choice for running rigging subjected to high loads or high temperatures. Moreover, it is suitable for all those manoeuvers where very fast recoveries are necessary as it avoids the melt of the fibers and damages that affect the life of the cover. The mixture of three different high-performance fibers guarantees a remarkable durability and smoothness as well as an excellent resistance to abrasion and heat, thanks to the high melting point of the basic fibers.

USE: Endurance is a must-have for the use on spinnaker/gennaker sheets, spinnaker/gennaker halyards, runner tails.

Black Technora®/ Black Dyneema® (BTEC / CDYN)
The mixture of these fibres has been carefully studied to be fairly distributed in order to make them take advantage of their mutual characteristics, both in terms of durability and performance. Excellent results in order of smoothness, abrasion resistance and durability have been reached. The presence of Pure Black Dyneema® gives this cover a solid black colour, accordant to the needs of the top racing yachts.

USE: Ideal for high fatigue manoeuvres and repeated mechanical stress, in particular where the wear of the cover is steadily present e.g. jib sheets, tacklines and staysail sheets.

Black Technora ® / Black Dyneema ® / Poliestere (BTEC / CDYN / PET)
This item is suitable for many different boats and uses because of its excellent resistance to abrasion and to repeated bending. Compared to TEC/DYN covers, it is easer to customize thanks to the presence of Polyester and it even becomes more recognizable in the distinction of the different manoeuvres. Furthermore, the use of the Pure Black Dyneema® gives this cover a solid black colour, accordant to the needs of the top racing yachts.

USE: Ideal for jib and gennaker sheets, halyard and control lines.

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