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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Contact: Charlotte Wells, Samson
Phone: 360.384.4669

Introducing TS-II Turbo – The Wireless Alternative 

Ferndale, WA – April 16, 2012 – Samson, the worldwide leader in high-performance synthetic rope, is pleased to introduce its new trawl warp line, TS-II Turbo. Developed to replace steel wire rope, TS-II Turbo reduces a trawler winch system’s weight by as much as 80%. TS-II Turbo’s lightweight construction is comprised of a firm non-collapsing Dyneema® fiber cover with a non-load-bearing polyester control core.
 
TS-II Turbo works exceptionally well on winch drums and has been custom engineered for the rigorous demands of the commercial trawler by being both cut and abrasion resistant. The new lightweight rope, which comes in vibrant orange, is easy to handle, spliceable, and extremely durable. TS-II also floats, increasing the operator’s control of the net in shallow depths and achieving wider openings at the front end of the nets. All of this adds up to larger catch yield ratios.
 
Proven through Samson’s rigorous testing and a two year field trial, TS-II Turbo reduced the overall weight of the winch system by approximately 80%, based on replacing 1” steel wire rope. This reduction in weight resulted in fuel savings and enabled the “hold” capacity to increase the catch volume.
 
Samson’s Director of Sales America, Terry Crump, explained, “We’re confident that TS-II Turbo will help pelagic trawl vessel operators improve safety by creating greater vessel stability. We’re also pleased that this new trawl warp line, which is proudly manufactured in America, will make a significant contribution towards lowering fuel costs, as well as improving the overall efficiency of our customer’s operations.”
 
Samson’s new TS-II Turbo trawl warp line is the new wireless alternative that follows in the tradition set by the TS-II product offering where its light weight construction and ease of use has proven to be beneficial.
 
About Samson:
For over 130 years, Samson has been recognized as a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of high-performance ropes. Among its many innovations, Samson invented the double braid and pioneered the first high modulus polyethylene fiber ropes. Today, Samson engineers continue to pioneer the use of new fiber technology and the development of innovative coatings and constructions to produce ropes with unprecedented performance characteristics. Samson’s research and development team is meeting an ever expanding market need for products with exceptional performance in critical applications. Samson is part of Wind River Holdings™ portfolio of operating companies. For more information about Wind River Holdings™ visit www.windriverholdings.com.
 
To find out more about Samson call 360.384.4669 or visit our website: www.samsonrope.com
 
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