Novatec Braids Appointed Canadian Distributor for Chafe-Pro

Novatec Braids Ltd., manufacturer of Novabraid ropes for marine, industrial, and military applications is pleased to partner with FJORD LLC, the North Carolina USA 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 & ship-tow operations, ferry companies, casino boats, pleasure craft, mountain climbing, high rise window cleaning and hose protection.

Novatec Braids Ltd. began braiding synthetic ropes and lead line for the commercial fishery in 1991 and has evolved into Canada’s premier manufacturer of high performance and technical ropes for a wide range of industry. Their Novagold nylon, Novablue polyester and Spectec-12 UHMPE ropes are often used in spliced mooring or tow lines and 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 their growing dealer network for industrial and recreational marine markets. For more information visit:

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