Oct 7, 2008


New Gleistein mooring lines – greater strength, smaller size

Press release

Bremen, 22 September 2008

The two new mooring lines from Gleistein Ropes go by the names of PowerPlait XS and Power12 XS. The braids possess one of the highest break loads on the market and are designed for the highest demands. Owing to a special finishing process, Gleistein have increased the break strength by more than 40 per cent. Both new products are being presented at the SMM 2008 in Hamburg.

PowerPlait XS and Power12 XS

The two new mooring lines PowerPlait XS, a square line and Power12 XS, a 12-plait round braid, achieve more than 40 per cent greater break strength size for size than equivalent ropes of a similar material and construction. These properties are achieved by the use of high tenacity modified polypropylene yarns (Polysteel). Even without further refinement, the material has approximately 20 per cent greater strength than the commonly available PP lines according to DIN EN ISO 1346. PowerPlait XS and Power12 XS are also characterised by very good abrasion resistance, buoyancy and an excellent price-performance ratio. The light green, silk-matt finish lends a high quality appearance to the mooring lines.
The mooring lines are available in diameters of 24 to 64 millimetres. The break load ranges from 145 kN (PowerPlait XS and Power12 XS in 24 mm) to 960 kN (PowerPlait XS) and 1180 kN (Power12 XS) for the 64 millimetre-thick line.

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Gleistein at the SMM 2008

You will find Gleistein Ropes at the SMM 2008 in Hamburg at stand 551 in hall A1. We are looking forward to your visit.

About Gleistein Ropes

Gleistein has been manufacturing ropes since 1824 and is the oldest family industrial company in Bremen. The company has direct access on the Weser river and in Trencin (Slovakia) to two of the most modern production plants in the world for manufacturing ropes with a total of more than 17,000 m² of production area. Modern chemical fibres, sophisticated designs and future-oriented rope finishing installations offer a certain “plus” in terms of quality and benefit to the consumer. Gleistein provides its customers a complete service, assists them with know how and helps in selecting the correct rope. Ready-to-use presentation of the products, performance of contractual tests or development of special solutions round off the range of services of the ropemakers from the coast.

Press contact:

Thomas Schlätzer
Geo. Gleistein & Sohn GmbH
Heidlerchenstrasse 7
28777 Bremen
Phone: +49 (0)421 69049-31
Fax: +49 (0)421 69049-99
E-Mail: schlaetzer [at] gleistein [dot] com

Dr. Oliver Schillings
Alpha & Omega PR
Am Mühlenberg 47
51465 Bergisch Gladbach
Phone: +49 (0)2202 9590-02
Fax: +49 (0)2202 9590-03
E-Mail: o.schillings [at] aopr [dot] de