Aquaculture nets made with Endumax® offer fish farmers the most durable netting solutions and actively drive farming profitability by making operations more cost-effective and efficient. Harnessing the light weight and ultra-high strength of UHMWPE material, which enables the production of nets with the thinnest net twine, Endumax® offers a wide range of end-user benefits. In particular, thanks to its unique film structure, compared to other multifilament-based yarns, Endumax® enables aquaculture nets that provide the greatest service lifetime for fish farmers, and limit algae growth. What’s more, Endumax® nets require fewer harmful coatings – or even none at all – making fishing operations more sustainable.
Being 11-times stronger than steel, weight for weight, Endumax® nets are able to withstand enormous forces. Endumax® offers not only immediate netting benefits, but also unlocks long-lasting performance, which is especially important for nets in use in remote locations. Thanks to its long-term strength stability, high abrasion and biting resistance and chemical resistance, and because it allows cleaning of lower pressure and frequency, Endumax® enables nets with outstanding durability. In particular, Endumax® nets require fewer repairs, fewer maintenance inspections and protect against predators and fish escapes for a very long time.
Decreased bio-fouling and improved cleaning efficiency
Dutch experts from The Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research discovered that the lower surface area of net twine made with Endumax® not only improves net durability, but also positively contributes to farming operations by reducing the negative effects of bio-fouling on nets. Thanks to the lower adherence of bio-particles to nets, the water flow through cages is enhanced, which ultimately enables a healthier environment for fish populations. Moreover, cleaning of nets is faster and more cost-effective.
A truly sustainable solution
Unlike other UHMWPE materials, Endumax® is produced without the use of solvents. And because they require fewer or no coatings, Endumax® nets are easily recyclable and reduce (or even eliminate) the overall environment impact.
Advantages of nets made with Endumax for farming operations