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