Industry news — Revolutionising Lifting and Rigging with Ultra-Maxx HMPE Slings

Revolutionising Lifting and Rigging with Ultra-Maxx HMPE Slings

The Ultra-Maxx HMPE (High Modulus Polyethylene) Round Slings is a game-changer to the Lifting and Rigging industry that’s transforming the way we approach lifting tasks. These slings, made from continuous loops of HMPE fibers encapsulated in a durable, double-layer cover, bring a host of benefits that make them stand out in a crowded field of lifting equipment.

HMPE fibers are a powerhouse in the world of materials science. Classified as one of the strongest fibers globally, HMPE is significantly lighter than traditional materials like polyester and wire rope. This unique combination of strength and weight makes HMPE slings a top choice for rigging professionals. The material’s inherent strength allows HMPE slings to exhibit 75% less elongation than their polyester counterparts. This reduced stretch enhances maneuverability and control, contributing to a safer and more efficient work environment.


  1. Weight and Size Reduction: These slings are 8 to 10 times lighter than wire rope and up to 2.5 times lighter than standard polyester round slings. The reduction in size and weight leads to increased portability and easier handling.
  2. Flexibility: Ultra-Maxx HMPE Round Slings offer superior load control and are easier to handle and transport. Their flexibility allows for precise positioning of loads, reducing the likelihood of accidents.
  3. Durability: HMPE’s impressive resistance to environmental conditions, UV radiation, and chemicals contributes to the longevity of these slings. They outlast many other sling types, proving to be a valuable long-term investment
  4. Safety and Efficiency: The combination of reduced weight, enhanced flexibility, and improved load control results in a safer working environment. They improve rigging productivity by requiring fewer personnel and providing ease of use.


These high-performance slings truly shine when lifting heavy loads exceeding 20 tons. The benefits they offer – reduced handling complexity, increased safety, and longer service life – far outweigh the initial investment. Their smaller dimensions compared to polyester slings also enable the reduction of slings in the workspace, leading to potential long-term savings.

As technology and materials science continue to advance, the lifting industry can look forward to even safer, more efficient, and more ergonomic solutions that redefine the way we move heavy loads.

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