The first DynIce Superwides were taken into use in 1993 as the first ones to replace steel wire on seismic vessels.
Since then they have been preferred choice of the seismic companies.
The DynIce rope has less density than water and is therefore floating and the lightness makes handling easy.
One of the main advantages is excellent abrasion resistance as the rope is constructed with double strands in 12 strand braid configuration. The double strand makes the surface more even than in a normal 12 strand rope where there are outer points which are prone to abrasion. The abrasion resistance is improved further with very durable coverbraid to protect the wide tow rope from abrasion and cutting.
Each rope is made according to individual specifications but the main types are plain ropes for smaller seismic vessels and then partly or fully coverbraided ropes for the larger vessels.
In 2012 Hampidjan installed the world largest braider for 12 strand ropes with all the needed auxiliary equipment for our special parallel strand rope construction up to 200 mm. The machine is able to produce 10.000 m continuous length without strandsplices in 44 mm diameter and is the best equipment available to produce towing ropes for seismic vessels.
We have made relentless product development the essence of our being. We do that so our customers know that if they are with Hampidjan, using advanced ropes and ultra high performance ropes
– they are using products that are at the cutting edge of known technology.