“To be able to respond with an application specific product that’ll make longwall mining safer is satisfying,” said Yale Cordage President Bill Putnam. The reflective 12-strand, single braid of 100% Spectra Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber is enhanced with Yale’s Maxijacket HP urethane to resist abrasion and deterioration. The Ultrex braid angle and twist level are designed to optimize strength and decrease stretch. This rope remains flexible in freezing conditions and will not absorb water. Compared to steel wire, Cat’s Eye Ultrex will not kink or rust, and is easier to see. When used properly, Cat’s Eye Ultrex is safer than the wire rope alternative.