Steel belongs to the
past

FibreMax and Teijin have been in a solid long-term relationship since the beginning of FibreMax, and even further back. As FibreMax developed, Teijin supported our development in the offshore and onshore crane markets through the years. In 2004, when we started producing rigging solutions for super-yachts and racing boats in the name of SmartRigging, Teijin supported us with their strongest aramid fibres.

Besides the tremendous support we have received over the years, there are many reasons for this strong connection between FibreMax and Teijin.

Firstly, Teijin produces its aramid fibres in the Netherlands, which helps us to keep buying locally and selling globally—creating a robust and transparent supply chain for FibreMax and our clients.

Furthermore, due to the vital Research and Development support we have received over the years, we as FibreMax, have reached new limits in the world of crane pendants. Due to their strong aramid fibres and our unique production method, we have created a product no one else can achieve.

The high efficiency of the fibre and our endless winding technology enable us to produce the strongest pendants, using 30 to 40 per cent less fibre than other synthetic ropes at comparable break loads. As an effect of this unique production, FibreMax pendants with aramid fibres by Teijin experience almost no creep and elongation compared with ropes.

FibreMax and Teijin combine the best of both worlds: not only the lightest but also the strongest crane pendants in the world. This was proven in 2020 when we reached the world record for the strongest cable, with a break load of 17.020 kN! This world record is put to good use in one of the most enormous offshore cranes ever produced by Liebherr.

Now, FibreMax and Teijin are entering the next phase in crane pendants and aramid usage. Teijin is now not the only producer of one of the strongest fibres in the world but is also determined to be the first to have circular aramid fibres commercially available. The Twaron® green fibre has a high modulus, almost no creep, and is thermally stable, allowing it to withstand chemical and high general impacts.

FibreMax has been given the opportunity to break-testing a crane pendant made of circular fibre. The results of our test, which were more than positive, will be available soon to watch online on all our socials, on our website, and of course at https://www.teijinaramid.com/. Stay tuned!

FibreMax & Teijin – steel belongs to the past.