Crosby Announces Worldwide Exclusive Partnership for Tycan® High Performance Fiber Lashing Chain

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Crosby has teamed up with Load Solutions (Norway), the developer of the innovative DNV GL certified Tycan® high performance fiber lashing chain, to provide global rigging markets with Tycan® lashing chain.

Tycan, the world's strongest chains

Tycan high performance fiber lashing chain

“We could not be more excited about this opportunity and the benefits that this new lashing chain will provide to our customers” said Mike Wheeler, Director of Product Development for Crosby.

Crosby, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of premium accessories used in lifting, rigging and load securement applications, is excited to announce a partnership to provide global markets with Tycan® lashing chain. Crosby has teamed up with Load Solutions (Norway), the developer of the innovative DNV GL certified Tycan® chain, to become the exclusive provider of the product to global lashing markets.

“We could not be more excited about this opportunity and the benefits that this new lashing chain will provide to our customers,” said Mike Wheeler, Director of Product Development for Crosby. “It’s exactly the kind of forward-thinking and ingenuity we at Crosby demand of our product offerings, and that we know our customers have come to expect from all of our endeavors.”

Alex Rock, Sales and Marketing Manager at Load Solutions AS adds, “The strategic partnering of the world’s first high performance fiber chain with the world’s leading manufacturer of premium accessories is a great opportunity for customers, anywhere in the world.”

Rather than metal, the innovative new chain is constructed entirely of DSM’s high performance material, Dyneema®, an 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. The new design boasts a variety of advantages over steel chain, including:

  • Lighter – Tycan® is eight times lighter than regular steel chain – light enough for one person to work with all day long.
  • More durable – 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. If you need to clean it, you can put it in a washing machine.
  • Less damaging – It’s gentler on equipment, environment, and crew. It’s also non-corrosive.
  • Safer – The light weight, strength and softness of Tycan® all contribute to reduced accidents and damages for both crew and cargo.
  • Environmentally Friendly – The manufacturing process for Tycan® is gentler on the environment than traditional manufacturing methods involved in the creation metal chain.
  • Non-conductive –Safer than metal chain for use in a variety of applications and environments.
  • Waterproof – The light weight and buoyant properties of Tycan® means it floats on water.
  • Quieter – Tycan® is virtually silent compared to the loud clanking of metal chain.

For more information about Tycan® lashing chain, including a video to see it in action, please visit

Product will be available from Crosby beginning in Q1 2017.

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. Further information on DSM Dyneema® is available at 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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