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Contact: Charlotte Wells, Samson
Phone: 360.384.4669
 

Samson Takes another Leap to Quantum-12

Ferndale, WA – March 20, 2007 – Samson, the worldwide leader in high performance cordage, launches Quantum-12 – the latest addition to their suite of tug and mooring lines. Samson’s high performance commercial marine lines aim to replace wire ropes of the same strength and diameter, at only a fraction of the weight. They also make an excellent replacement for polyester, nylon or blended fiber ropes of the same strength with a much smaller diameter.
 
The combination of DSM’s Dyneema® SK75 fiber and Samson’s patented use of DPX fiber gives Quantum-12 advantageous properties. Dyneema® SK-75 provides superior strength and abrasion resistance, while the DPX fiber technology provides a higher coefficient of friction than standard HMPE (High Modulus PolyEthylene) fibers, thereby enhancing the rope’s ability to grip capstans or bitts. Its flexible 12-strand construction allows it to conform to surfaces which renders additional grip.
 
Michael Greenwood, Director of Samson’s Commercial Marine Division says, “Quantum-12 is a great new product. Now we have a Dyneema® SK-75 rope which can provide strength, durability, long service life and lightweight handling in multiple applications; on winches for lifting and lowering or as a mooring line, a tug working rope on or off a winch, and more.” Other Samson ropes that leverage the benefits of Dyneema® SK-75 include Amsteel®-Blue, Quantum-8, Turbo-75, Force-8, Neutron-8 and DPX-75.
 
Besides strength and grip, Quantum-12 also meets the commercial marine application needs for safer working conditions because it is light, easy to handle, buoyant, highly visible and very durable. It’s also easily inspected and spliced while in the field. Quantum-12 is currently available as a marine rope in sizes up to 120mm in diameter and strengths up to 816MT. For technical specifications, please refer to the Quantum-12 Data Sheet.
 
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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