AmSteel is a 12-strand construction of Samthane-coated Dyneema SK-60 fibers and is an economical alternative to AmSteel-Blue. AmSteel is a non-rotational rope that yields high strength and low stretch — equivalent to wire rope, but with only 15% the weight! This rope has a very high strength-to-weight ratio, is stronger than wire rope constructions, yet it floats. In addition, it's flexible, easily spliced, and resists flex-fatigue and abrasion. The Samthane™ coating is abrasion resistant, and has different formulations for specific rope fiber types. The Samthane coating adds firmness and greatly improves wear life. It also enhances abrasion resistance, reduces cutting and snagging, and helps prevent contamination.