Green Rope

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Rainbow Warrior III sets sail with ropes from Gleistein Launch ceremony for state-of-the-art Greenpeace campaign vessel (Source: Gleistein)The Rainbow Warrior III was christened and handed over to Greenpeace today at a special launch ceremony at the Fassmer Shipyard in Berne, near Bremen, Germany. Boasting a length of 58 metres and featuring two 50 metre A-frame  … Read more

New rope testing laboratory at Gleistein

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(Source: Gleistein) State-of-the-art facility enables extensive tests in closely replicated real-life conditions with loads of up to 300 tons It’s now up and running: Gleistein’s new rope testing laboratory. Located at the Gleistein Ropes headquarters in Bremen, Germany, the high-tech facility firmly cements the company’s reputation as a leader in textile rope research and development.  … Read more

400 tons on the hook

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(Source: Gleistein) Gleistein Ropes produces the world’s biggest lifting slings UPDRAFT LS lifting slings made of Dyneema® deliver the strength of heavy steal wire ropes at just a seventh of their weight. The flagship rope of the standard range already handles working loads of 100 tons with ease. With a new special series, Gleistein goes  … Read more

Not Strictly Rigging

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… and not quite new, yet very cool. Special ropes hold a 160m2 towing kite (Surfertoday.com) SkySails was the first company to understand the advantages of wind technologies in the shipping industry. SurferToday.com has published several articles about the adventure of the Beluga, the first cargo vessel to adopt the towing kite technology. This unique  … Read more

PUMA Ocean Racing and Gleistein Ropes Team Up Again for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012

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(Source: Gleistein) Gleistein Ropes sets sail for the 19th annual METS (Marine Equipment Trade Show) being held in Amsterdam from 16-18 November 2010. On the occasion of what is widely regarded as the world’s foremost trade fair for the marine equipment industry, Gleistein will celebrate the company’s continued involvement with PUMA Ocean Racing as “Official  … Read more

Gleistein at the PUMA Mueritz Matchrace

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The town harbour of Waren in the Mueritz region of northeast Germany plays host to the 3rd annual PUMA Mueritz Matchrace. Over three thrilling days, numerous sailing teams will fight it out. An accompanying programme will ensure that the excitement isn’t just contained to the water. Gleistein is also there as a sponsor and will  … Read more

Gleistein Ropes establishes new US branch

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(Source: Gleistein) Paving the way for continued growth in the USA: Gleistein Ropes Inc. US cordage customers can now look forward to an even better level of service thanks to the establishment of Gleistein Ropes Inc. Located in Bellingham, Washington State, the new branch brings Gleistein closer to its already large and rapidly growing number  … Read more

Diversify

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Gleistein Ropes founds updraft GmbH together with PP Energy ApS New company delivers advanced lifting technologies, concentrating on the fast-growing wind energy market (Source: Gleistein) Gleistein Ropes announces the founding of updraft GmbH. Established together with renowned wind industry product innovator, PP Energy ApS of Nordborg, Denmark, each company will hold a 50% stake in  … Read more

Old School

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(Source: Gleistein) “Gorch Fock” refit with GeoTwist Thempest from Gleistein The “Gorch Fock” has seen its fair share of comings and goings in its time. Since its maiden voyage in 1958, the grand dame of the German Navy has not only continuously welcomed a steady stream of marine cadets but also played host to many  … Read more

Gleistein confirmed as Official Rope Supplier to TEAMORIGIN for 2010

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(Source: Gleistein) Partnership supports the anticipated British challenger for the 34th America’s CupMore often than not, getting a great team together is a pivotal part of success. And in the uppermost echelons of professional yacht racing this is perhaps truer than anywhere. Gleistein Ropes announces that it is teaming up with TEAMORIGIN, the British Team  … Read more