Our range of slings goes from the commonly used polyester round sling and flat web sling (fibre slings), which are priced for online sale, to the specialist slings with materials such as dyneema and super techlon.
LiftingSafety Offers online in our synthetic (Man-made fibre) sling category lifting slings designed to be light weight and help prevent (minimize) damage to the items being lifted. A synthetic webbing sling is also often referred to by a variety of names such as lifting strap/strop, belt sling, polyester lifting sling, flat web/web lifting sling, belt webbing, woven sling, simplex or duplex sling, round webbing and sling endless slings. They are also sometimes wrongly referred to as nylon lifting straps/strops. Soft slings like this are either made as duplex or simplex flat web or endless round slings, both are made from the same core materials, which is typically polyester or Dyneema.
Polyester and Dyneema are both synthetic (man-made) materials; polyester units are light weight and very competitively priced; Dyneema are extremely lightweight and compact offering a greater working load limit than polyester. This feature makes the Dyneema a little more expensive than a standard polyester sling, although Dyneema lifting slings start to re-pay their original extra purchase cost as soon as they are put to work lifting heavy loads increasing productivity and the time savings for heavy loads can be massive because they are so compact, lightweight and easy to handle.
A flat web sling (webbing sling) is a type of lifting sling with an eye at each end, rather than never ending like a round sling. Round slings are lifting slings which are endless which means they potentially have the capability to double their safe working load when doubled over into a basket shape. Specialist slings are also available such as dyneema and super techlon which have a high resistance feature.