Heavy duty round sling MagnumForce Green from SpanSet

CO2 footprint reduced


Übach-Palenberg, August 2022 - A first in the history of SpanSet. For the first time, the company from Übach-Palenberg has brought a heavy-duty round sling to market maturity whose scrim consists of a renewable base material. SpanSet uses the bio-based high-performance fibre to produce the MagnumForce Green heavy-duty round sling with nominal load capacities of 10,000 to 100,000 kilograms.


Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene from renewable resources

Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) is produced from Scandinavian wood oil, which is a by-product of pulp production. The production of one tonne of bio-based fibres produces significantly less carbon dioxide than conventionally produced UHMWPE fibres. The saving is 29 tonnes of CO2 per tonne of biobased fibres produced. This improves the carbon footprint of the round sling and thus the carbon footprint of each lifting operation.


Chemically identical to conventional counterpart

The Dutch company DSM is the world's only manufacturer of bio-based UHMWPE and markets the material under the brand name bio-based Dyneema®fiber. Chemically, the "renewable" UHMWPE does not differ from its conventional counterpart. It has exactly the same properties in terms of strength and resistance to aggressive media. UHMWPE fabrics are lighter than polyester fabrics. This simplifies the handling of the round slings. The layer thickness under load is only half that of a polyester sling.


Sustainability on the hook

For SpanSet Managing Director Andreas Höltkemeier, MagnumForce Green is a pioneering product that meets the requirements of climate protection and safety in equal measure. "Many of our customers are committed to sustainability in all areas of their business. With the MagnumForce Green, they prove that even when lifting heavy loads, it is possible to consistently follow this principle and reduce the company's carbon footprint in its daily work."

Fig.1: Improved carbon footprint - 29 tonnes saved.

Fig.2: Woven fabrics made of bio-based high-performance fibres with nominal load-bearing capacities of 10,000 to 100,000 kilograms.