DSM, a Netherlands-based sling manufacturer, has announced that Machinefabriek Amersfoort, a worldwide specialist in machining, heavy milling and turning of large metal parts, has begun using lifting slings made with Dyneema High Performance PolyEthylene (HPPE) fiber. The strength-to-weight ratio of Dyneema HPPE has enabled the company to replace multiple polyester slings with fewer, lighter weight Unitex slings, simplifying part handling and reducing storage. Also, as compared to polyester, the new slings with Dyneema offer reduced stretch that enables crane operators to more precisely position very large and heavy parts on a machine tool.

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