When it comes to round slings, a jacket, sleeve, or cover primarily keeps the core yarn strands together. However, it’s important to note that a jacket is not a protection sleeve and cannot entirely prevent damage to the core material. While the suitable jacket material can help prevent early deterioration, it won’t offer complete protection. To help protect your round sling, we offer four different options for covers:
Bio-Based Dyneema® Jacket
Dyneema® is a highly durable material widely used across various industries due to its excellent resistance against cuts, abrasions, and punctures. While white is the standard color for Dyneema®, other colors are available upon request. Some of the advantages of using Dyneema® include its high durability and stretchability, as well as its ability to protect the payload without causing any damage. With a proven track record in numerous industries and applications, Dyneema® is a reliable choice for a wide range of lifting and rigging needs.
For superior strength and performance in high-performance gear, Cordura® is the go-to choice. Cordura® is known for its exceptional resistance to abrasions, tears, and scuffs. Available in sleek black, this super-durable fiber is a primary ingredient in many heavy-lift round slings.
A jacket may not provide complete protection, but choosing the right one can make all the difference in prolonging the life of your round sling.
Polyester jackets are a popular and budget-friendly choice for lifting applications that require reliable performance across a wide temperature range (-40 °C to +100 °C). These jackets are made from high-quality 100% polyester yarn and come in a distinctive orange color. However, it’s important to note that polyester tends to absorb water, which can impact performance in certain conditions.
Extreema® XL Jacket
The Extreema® XL jacket is a protective covering designed to shield slings from contact with sharp edges. It offers superior cut, puncture, and tear resistance, making it ideal for applications where slings are frequently exposed to harsh or abrasive surfaces. The jacket can help prolong the life of the sling by preventing damage to the core yarn strands and reducing the need for repairs or replacements.
|Temp. range (°C)||-180 – +70||-40 – +80||-180 – +200||-40 – +100 (1)|
|Chemical resistance||Excellent||Moderate||Moderate||Excellent (2)|
|Cut resistance (3)||Very Good||Good||Poor||Excellent|
|Puncture resistance (4)||Very Good||Very Good||Poor||Excellent|
|Abrasion Resistance (5)||Good||Excellent||Poor||Very Good|
|Tear resistance (6)||Very Good||Good||Poor||Excellent|
1) Strength decreases at higher temperatures. Max. temp for long exposure is 70 °C. More detailed info on request.
2) Including extensive datasheets. Specific chemicals can be tested on request at yarn supplier.
3) TDM-100 test according to ASTM F-2992-15.
4) Test according to EN388:2016
5) Taber Abraser Test according to ISO5470-1 & ISO105A02.
6) Test according to EN388:2016