Pelican Rope Works becomes first cordage manufacturer worldwide to use stronger, lighter weight DuPont™ Kevlar® AP technology in its products.

SANTA ANA, Calif. – May 27, 2010 – Pelican Rope Works announced today that it is offering a new line of rope and webbing products made with the recently introduced DuPont™ (NYSE: DD) Kevlar® Advanced Performance (AP) fiber technology. The West Coast company is the first cordage manufacturer worldwide to use the stronger, lighter weight Kevlar® fiber in its products.

One of a select few rope manufacturers to meet the stringent ISO 9001:2008 certification requirements, Pelican Rope Works will make this next generation of advanced fiber technology cordage available to the military, law enforcement, fire and rescue professionals, and industrial safety and consumer markets worldwide.

“We at Pelican Rope Works believe in partnering with our customers and suppliers in a collaborative effort to remain on the cutting edge of technology and product performance,” said the company’s president, Terry Walker. “Our new line of Kevlar® AP rope products is the latest step in our continuing commitment to produce the highest performance products available in the market today.”

DuPont™ Kevlar® brand fiber has earned a worldwide reputation for improving the performance of a wide variety of consumer and industrial products. With up to 15% higher tenacity than standard Kevlar® K29, the new Kevlar® AP fiber delivers better performance and provides unique design flexibilities across a wide range of industrial applications.

“Pelican Rope Works is a valued customer and shares our pursuit of innovation and continual improvement to provide the best products and service to its customers,” said Kathy Kowalski, global marketing manager for performance materials, DuPont Protection Technologies. “DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber has evolved over more than four decades in response to changing market and customer requirements. The new Kevlar™ AP formulation underscores our commitment to the high-performance materials market.”

For more information, visit www.pelicanrope.com. The company is also reachable at 800-464-ROPE or via email to info@pelicanrope.com

About Pelican Rope Works
Pelican Rope Works is a California-based, factory direct source of high-performance synthetic and specialty ropes using Nylon, Dyneema®, Polyester, Kevlar®, Kevlar® AP, Spectra®, Technora®, Dacron®, Polyethylene, and Glow fibers.

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