Cortland Plasma® 12 Strand Rope

Plasma® 12 strand is the highest strength synthetic rope available. Plasma 12 strand is manufactured from High Modulus Polyethylene (HMPE) that has been enhanced by Cortland’s patented recrystallization process.

Plasma 12 strand is delivered standard with a polyurethane finish and is easily spliced using a simple lockstitch type splice, 4-3-2 or 5-4-3 tuck splice. Its soft, torque free braided construction provides easy handling.

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Description

Features and Benefits:

  • Highest strength
  • Lowest stretch
  • Low creep
  • Soft hand
  • Torque-free
  • Easy splicing
  • Floats

Applications:

  • Replacement for wire rope
  • Vessel mooring lines
  • Inland river barge lines
  • Lifting slings
  • Recreational vehicle winch lines
  • Utility winch and pulling lines
  • Theatrical rigging

Certifications:

  • ABS
  • DNV-GL

ABS / DNV Logos

Cortland Plasma 12 Strand 2

Nominal Diameter
(inches)
Size
(circ in.)
Approximate Weight
(lbs/100ft)
Minimum Tensile Strength
Spliced Rope
(lbs)
Minimum Tensile Strength
ISO Unspliced Rope
(lbs)
0.04 0.12 0.05 270 300
0.05 0.15 0.07 390 430
0.06 0.18 0.1 475 525
0.07 0.21 0.14 750 830
0.1 0.3 0.27 1,400 1,550
1/8 3/8 0.54 2,800 3,100
3/16 9/16 1.12 5,500 6,100
1/4 3/4 1.6 8,000 8,890
5/16 15/16 2.5 11,700 13,000
3/8 1-1/8 3.7 17,500 19,400

ABS and DNV Type Approved Sizes

7/16 1-1/4 4.2 21,000 23,400
1/2 1-1/2 6.4 31,300 34,800
9/16 1-3/4 7.9 37,900 42,100
5/8 2 10.6 51,400 57,100
3/4 2-1/4 13.3 68,500 76,300
13/16 2-1/2 15.9 74,000 82,200
7/8 2-3/4 19.6 92,600 102,900
1 3 23.4 110,000 122,100
1-1/16 3-1/4 27.5 129,200 143,500
1-1/8 3-1/2 31.9 147,000 163,300
1-1/4 3-3/4 36.2 165,000 183,100
1-5/16 4 41.7 196,000 217,800
1-1/2 4-1/2 51.7 221,000 245,500

Tensile strengths are determined in accordance with Cordage Institute 1500.2. Test Methods for Fiber Rope. Minimum Tensile Strength (MTS) published assumes spliced eye terminations at each end of the rope. Weights actually calculated at linear density under stated preload (200d2 ) plus 4%. Diameter and circumference size published is nominal and reflects rope size after loading (10 cycles) to 50% of MTS. See reverse side for application and safety information.

 


Cortland Plasma 12-Stand Technical Chart 1

Technical Information

  • Specific gravity: 0.98*
  • Melting point: 284°F (140°C)
  • Critical temperature: 150°F (65°C)
  • Coefficient of friction: 0.09–0.12*
  • Elongation at break: 3%–4%
  • Fiber water absorption: 0%
  • UV resistance: moderate
  • Wet abrasion: superior
  • Dry abrasion: superior

* Value based on data supplied by the fiber manufacturer for new, dry fiber

 

 

 

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