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Contact: Charlotte Wells, Samson
Phone: 360.384.4669
Email: cwells@samsonrope.com
 
New Running Rigging Lines Meet High Tech Demands
 
Ferndale, WA — September 24, 2012 — Samson, the worldwide leader in performance rope, is introducing two new lines to its portfolio of high tech sail rigging; Smooth Ice and Control-DPX™. These products were developed with input and testing of high end riggers and competitive racers. 
 
Control-DPX™ combines Dyneema® fiber and Samson’s patented DPX™ technology into a strong, lightweight line designed to offer the grip and easy handling needed in running rigging applications. DPX™ adds the grip and soft ‘hand’ of spun polyester to the lightweight strength of Dyneema® fiber. The combination creates a line that performs well where winches are required without an added cover, while retaining the feel needed in a mainsheet or guy.
 
Smooth Ice is the newest member of Samson’s Flavored Ice family of running rigging protection system. Like the rest of the Ice family, Smooth Ice provides protection from heat build-up, but this cover-only construction combines Dyneema®, Technora®, and polyester fibers for exceptional protection from abrasion inherent of running rigging; especially around jammers and winches and through cleats. Smooth Ice is color-coded and designed to be used with Samson’s high-performance, single braided ropes.
 
Samson’s newest recreational marine products continue to set the standard for high performance and can be trusted as a safe and secure application around the boat.
 
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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