Yale Crystalyne is a double braided rope consisting of a polyester sleeve covering an inner load bearing core of LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer). LCP, manufactured by Celanese, is the latest "breakthrough" fiber. Liquid Crystal Polymer is more tolerant of bending than other high modulus fibers. Unlike Spectra, LCP thrives at high loads and doesn’t have a creep to failure mode.
Yale Crystalyne is identified by a single black and a single yellow strand separated by four white strands, braided into the sleeve.
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All high modulus fibered ropes have low stretch and little tolerance for shock loads. It’s ill advised to select a high strength rope in an attempt to solve shock loading problems.
The coloured area under the curve represents the rope’s energy absorption capability.
Green working 242 ft. lbs/lb
LCP is a hydrophobic fiber giving it high dielectric strengths equal to Maxibraid Plus.
LCP also has high temperature melt point (621ºF) similar to Aramid Fibers.