Novatec Braids, manufacturer of Novabraid® ropes for the most demanding marine, industrial and military applications, is pleased to partner with FJORD LLC, the North Carolina, US, manufacturer of Chafe-Pro®, to serve the Canadian market.
FJORD holds US patent (#5441790) for Chafe-Pro’s unique hook and loop design with wrap-around closing feature. Chafe-Pro is currently protecting lines for our Canadian coast guard, 95% of the US coast guard fleet and more than 75 US navy vessels.
Chafe-Pro systems are available in yacht and commercial grade for the towing industry, ship assist and ship-tow operations, ferry companies, casino boats, pleasure craft, mountain climbing, high-rise window cleaning and hose protection.
Novatec Braids began braiding synthetic ropes and lead line for the commercial fishery industry in 1991 and has evolved into Canada’s premier manufacturer of high-performance and technical ropes for a wide range of industries.
Our Novagold nylon, Novablue polyester and spectec-12 UHMPE ropes, most often used in spliced mooring or tow lines, meet or exceed all industry quality standards. Field replaceable, Chafe-Pro protection will significantly increase the safe working life of these critical mooring lines and hawsers.
Chafe-Pro chafe protection products will complement Novatec’s development of custom in house fabrications and support our growing dealer network for industrial and recreational marine markets.