Ultra cross knotless netting is a highly advanced four-strand braided, continuous monofilament, knotless netting used for heavy duty commercial fishing applications. Ultra Cross netting delivers superior strength and performance over conventional netting.
HIGH STRENGTH: Synthetic fibers lose 30 to 60% of their strength when knotted. In Ultra Cross netting, fibers are always aligned so 100% twine tenacity is maintained throughout the mesh intersect.
REDUCED DRAG: The aggregate resistance existing of knots in standard netting is cinsiderable and becomes an important factor where water flow through the mesh is a concern.
LESS BULK AND WEIGHT: Less twine is used to make the meshes, which in ssome cases can mean a saving of 50% of the raw materials. Without knots, the bulk of the netting is also reduced. A single layer of Ultra Cross netting can replace two or three layers of double knotted netting, reducing bulk, weight, and improve the “fishability” of a net.
LOW FRICTION, HIGH ABRASION RESISTANCE: Without knots, Ultra Cross netting does not have high spots to abrade on stern ramps, ship rails, net rollers, or even rough bottom. In th case of purse seines, the netting shoots very smoothly as there is no inter-knot friction.
STABLE MESH SIZE: Knots can tighten or distort throughtout the life of netting, dramatically changing mesh size. Hollow braided twines can hold sediment which not only wears on the twine from the inside, but also changes mesh size. Ultra Cross netting maintains nearly 100% of its original mesh size throughout the life of the product, does not hold sediment because of the four-strand braiding process, and has no knots to distort.
REDUCE OF DAMAGE TO FISH: Ultra Cross netting is very kind to fish with less bruising and abrasion from knots. This fact has been proven in many of the world’s fisheries where product quality cannot be compromised.