To meet growing demands, the start of 2012 was marked
with the opening of their new Synthetics Center. The new state-of-the-art facility is their
second added structure in the last two years.
The fully operational division is dedicated to the design, manufacturing,
research and testing of nylon and polyester web slings, synthetic ropes and
polyester and high performance round slings.
Mid America is
dedicated to providing you the highest quality synthetic slings available. Nylon flat web slings have become
increasingly popular in large part due to their ease of handling and light
weight, given their incredible strength.
Nylon has a strength to weight ratio five times greater than steel. The light weight of nylon slings requires
minimal effort when making adjustments, transporting and storing your rigging
gear. Under heavy load, nylon slings
will absorb shock and return to their original shape after release. Nylon slings stretch about 6-8% at working
load while polyester is approximately 3% at working load. This combination of stretch and strength is
beneficial for repeated lifting situations and tie-downs. Unlike chain and wire rope slings, nylon's
smooth surface offers riggers an effective solution when lifting delicate
loads. Together with its flexibility,
nylon slings provide a firm grip that will compliment the load without
abrading. The nylon sling is everything
wire rope and chain isn't, making it quite a desirable alternative.