Crosby November 2016

Dear Crosby Business Partner:


In early October, Crosby announced an exclusive partnership with Load Solution (Norway), the developer of the innovative DNV GL certified Crosby Tycan™ lashing chain.

We are excited to announce the next phase of our partnership, a Technical Qualification Certificate from  DNV GL for LIFTING solutions. Just like the lashing chain is revolutionizing lashing applications, the design of the new lifting chain will soon provide a great alternative for lifting.

Rather than metal, the innovative new chain is constructed entirely of DSM’s high performance material, Dyneema®, and Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene, regarded as the world’s strongest man-made synthetic fiber. Eight layers of webbing are crafted into exceedingly strong Mobius twists, then bound to one another in a traditional chain link configuration. This new design boasts a variety of advantages over steel chain, including:

  • Lighter – Crosby Tycan chain is up to eight times lighter than steel chain – light enough for one person to work with all day long.
  • More Durable – Crosby Tycan is extremely resistant to abrasions and cuts. Oil, dirt, diesel, grease, non-oxidizing chemicals, UV, etc. all have no impact on the capacity or functionality. The chain’s design protects more of the fibers than standard high performance sling configurations. In fact, if you need to clean it, simply put it in a washing machine.
  • Less Damaging – It’s gentler on equipment, environment, and personnel.
  • Safer – The light weight, strength and softness of Crosby Tycan all contribute to reduced accidents and damages for both personnel and loads.
  • Environmentally Friendly – The manufacturing process for Crosby Tycan is gentler on the environment than traditional manufacturing methods involved in the creation of steel chain.
  • Non-Conductive – Safer than steel chain for use in a variety of applications and environments.
  • Waterproof – Ideal for marine applications, Crosby Tycan won’t rust or be affected by harsh subsea environments. Because it does not absorb water, Crosby Tycan will actually float.
  • Quieter – Crosby Tycan is virtually silent compared to the loud clanking of steel chain.
  • Adjustable – Because its construction is similar to steel chain, its length can be adjusted, just as an adjustable chain sling.

Crosby Tycan lifting and lashing chains will be available in Q1 2017. We will also have samples available at the upcoming Liftex exhibition in Aberdeen, November 23 & 24. Please come by booth number 30 to view the innovative Crosby Tycan chain, as well as the many other products available from Crosby.


Mike Osborn

About Crosby

Crosby is a leading manufacturer of premium accessories used in lifting, rigging and securement applications. Based in the US, the company has the reputation around the world for providing a broad range of products suitable for the most demanding of operating conditions with uncompromising quality.  Products include wire rope clips, hooks, shackles, lifting clamps, hoist rings, overhaul balls, snatch blocks, crane blocks and sheaves.  Crosby also provides a “world class” training program, focusing on the proper application of Crosby Products.

About Load Solutions

Load Solutions AS provides cargo handling solutions to the transport industry across the globe. Our system, Tycan®, has been created from the world's strongest high performance fiber, Dyneema® and is a link chain that has all the performance and flexibility of steel chain but is a fraction of the weight. It is extremely safe to use, non-corrosive, non-conductive and completely waterproof. In fact, it even floats! By using Tycan® our clients achieve greater productivity, reduced costs and a safer working environment for their staff.

About DSM Dyneema®

DSM Dyneema® is the inventor and manufacturer of Ultra High Molecular Weight PolyEthylene (UHMWPE) fiber branded as Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™. Dyneema®offers maximum strength combined with minimum weight. It is up to 15 times stronger than quality steel and up to 40% stronger than aramid fibers, both on weight for weight basis. Dyneema® fiber floats on water and is extremely durable and resistant to moisture, UV light and chemicals. The applications are therefore more or less unlimited. Dyneema® is an important component in ropes, cables and nets in the fishing, shipping and offshore industries.  Dyneema® is also used in safety gloves for the metalworking industry and in fine yarns for applications in the medical sector. In addition, Dyneema® is also used in bullet resistant armor and clothing for police and military personnel. Furthermore, the new generation Dyneema® Fabrics offer next level innovations in denim, apparel, footwear, sports equipment and lightweight outdoor products and accessories. Dyneema® and Dyneema®, the world's strongest fiber(TM) are trademarks of DSM. Use of these trademarks is prohibited unless strictly authorized.

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