Wire Rope Replacement

Donaghys have developed the ultimate in high strength Fibre Rope Technology - Donaghys Winchline, the smart choice for preventing accidents before they happen. With the imperative of safety in the workplace, OH&S officers have greeted the evolution of high strength soft fibre ropes with a greater strength to weight ratio than steel wire alternatives and almost zero recoil effect if a break should occur, with enthusiasm.

UHMwPE is one of the world's strongest fibres with the ultimate strength to weight ratio for high performance and safety applications. As a steel wire replacement, Donaghys UHMwPE ropes are LIGHTER, SAFER & STRONGER THAN STEEL for many mining and industrial applications. It's very light density allows the rope to float and it is exceptionally light for handling compared to wire alternatives.


Donaghys Winchline® is 8 times lighter and 70% stronger than Steel Wire rope. Coated with Donaghys Armorcoat, this braid has high abrasion resistance and can be customised with covers and fittings to suit specific applications.

  • Low stretch
  • High UV resistance
  • Floats and does not absorb water
  • High internal and external abrasion resistance
  • Virtually no recoil in the unlikely event of failure
  • Non rotational


Donaghys Superbraid is a high performance yacht braid developed through exhaustive testing on super yachts, Jules Verne, The Race, Whitbread, Volvo Ocean Race, America’s Cup, IOR, IMS, IMR and Olympic yachts.  This development programme has seen subtle but significant changes to Superbraid as fibre technology and manufacturing techniques improve. Superbraid’s versatility and advantages over traditional wire rope have seen an increase in its use across a broad range of applications.

  • Light weight UHMwPE core with HT Polyester cover provides high strength with minimal stretch
  • Treated with Donaghys Bindacoat on core to prevent core/cover slippage
  • Withstands shock loadings better than Aramids
  • Suitable for all running rigging applications

UHMwPE Protective Coating Technology

Donaghys' utilise an advanced UHMwPE protective coating technology using the latest thermofixation process machinery. The process incorporates a colour treatment and stretching under controlled temperatures with a precise continous applied load to orientate the molecular chain structure of the HMwPE fibres in the ideal load direction of the rope.