Stronger than steel

Durable net­ting ma­te­rial helps de­crease bio-foul­ing and re­duce cost of farm­ing

Fish Farmer - - Teijin Aramid – Advertorial -

FF. What is En­du­max?

JK. En­du­max is an ul­tra-strong Ul­tra High Molec­u­lar Weight Poly­eth­yl­ene (UHMWPE) ma­te­rial pro­duced in the Nether­lands by Tei­jin Aramid. Eleven times stronger than steel, this ma­te­rial has been used in var­i­ous ap­pli­ca­tions re­quir­ing top-tier per­for­mance and re­li­a­bil­ity, rang­ing from bal­lis­tics pro­tec­tion to rope pro­tec­tion and nets.

FF. How is En­du­max dif­fer­ent from other high-per­for­mance ma­te­ri­als, in­clud­ing reg­u­lar UHMWPE?

JK. Un­like other UHMWPE ma­te­ri­als, En­du­max is not man­u­fac­tured as a - na­tion with the strength of UHMWPE, En­du­max of­fers much higher wear and tear re­sis­tance, and bet­ter long-term sta­bil­ity.The pro­duc­tion process makes it the most durable UHMWPE ma­te­rial avail­able.That’s why En­du­max is par­tic­u­larly ef­fec­tive in ap­pli­ca­tions where longevity plays a vi­tal role – in aqua­cul­ture nets, for ex­am­ple.

FF. What is the back­ground of Tei­jin Aramid?

JK. Be­ing a part of the Ja­pa­nese based multi­na­tional en­ter­prise,Tei­jin Group, Tei­jin Aramid has, over decades, evolved into the world’s lead­ing pro­ducer a high qual­ity pro­ducer of aramids, but also for com­ple­ment­ing its prod­ucts with other top tier ma­te­ri­als such as En­du­max UHMWPE, which is well known for its re­sis­tance qual­i­ties.

FF. What led you to the de­vel­op­ment of En­du­max for aqua­cul­ture nets?

JK. and shrink­age of their nets. Re­al­is­ing the op­por­tu­nity, and know­ing the strengths of En­du­max, we be­gan col­lab­o­rat­ing de­signs, and we re­ceived very pos­i­tive feed­back from their cus­tomers. Build­ing on this ini­tial suc­cess, we then ex­panded our fo­cus to in­clude the aqua­cul­ture in­dus­try, where we felt we had even more to of­fer.

FF. How is En­du­max dif­fer­ent from other ma­te­ri­als used in nets for farm­ing op­er­a­tions?

JK. Generic UHMWPE ma­te­rial has al­ready been used in aqua­cul­ture nets for some time and rep­re­sents the strong­est ma­te­rial at the light­est - such as ny­lon or HDPE.

But the ad­van­tages of En­du­max UHMWPE go much fur­ther. En­du­max pro­vides not only ex­cel-

Top: En­du­max ma­te­rial Above: Jakub Kral (busi­ness de­vel­op­ment En­du­max). Be­low Op­po­site:

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