A new NanoFil fishing line made using Dyneema Ultra High Molecular Weight PolyEthylene
(UHMWPE) fiber has been launched by Berkley, a brand under global fishing supplier Pure Fishing, according to the statement released on June 16 by DSM Dyneema, inventor and manufacturer of Dyneema fiber.
The new line, which will be available at Berkley outlets around the world, is created by the patented Unified Filament Technology jointly developed by Berkley and DSM Dyneema. The line is a round and smooth “uni-filament” made by this new technology, consisting of hundreds of much smaller, molecularly linked filaments of Dyneema which are seamlessly combined.
Berkley’s NanoFil allows for easy and accurate long casting because of reduced drag in the air. And it simply slices through water. As a result of its sensitivity, bending ability and zero memory, it also provides a cleaner casting action, with fewer tangles and knots, according to DSM Dyneema.
The fiber manufacturer adds that the NanoFil line is most useful when anglers require an ultra small diameter line for greater casting yet also want the good sensitivity in order to feel the subtlest of bites.
“Unified Filament Technology is a unique development which has been made possible by our partnership with DSM Dyneema,” said Jan van de Bovenkamp, Senior Product Manager at Pure Fishing. “Our cooperation has now allowed us to bring this new spinning reel line to the market.”
“It is part of our ongoing strategy to work with key players in the various markets our customers serve, to create sustainable solutions that surpass what is already available,” added Noud Steffens, Marketing Manager at DSM Dyneema. “Like us, Berkley has a strong commitment to innovation and we are very pleased that our work together has resulted in the commercial launch of NanoFil.”
According to DSM Dyneema, the Dyneema fiber is 15 times stronger than steel and up to 40% stronger than aramid fibers on a weight-for-weight basis. Low specific gravity, durable, chemical and UV resistance are other advantages offered.