The fibre chain offers the same performance and flexibility as steel chain, but is eight times lighter, says Green Pin, which is part of Netherlands-based Van Beest.

There are now four sizes of lifting chain available, with matching fittings, enabling operators to complete a one-leg chain assembly with a working load limit of 2.6t, 4t, 5t or 6.8t, or 14.2t in a four-leg configuration.

The new chain fittings are developed specifically for use with Green Pin Tycan chains and include a connecting link, a shortening hook and a sling hook. The clevis of the hook and the bearing surface of the connecting link are designed to fit perfectly with the link of a Green Pin Tycan chain, to guarantee a safe assembly of the chain and fittings.