PBO, (poly benz oxazole) (Zylon), is the strongest (almost double the strength of Kevlar®) synthetic fiber on the market at the moment. The lightweight polyurethane jacket protect the uni-directional fibres against UV and is abrasion resistant.
PBO cable is light weighted, has got extremely low stretch, very low creep and is durable. PBO is widely recognised as the fibre that has the potential to replace stainless steel standing rigging for high performance yachts. The fibres are approx. 80% lighter. and twice as strong as conventional steel rigging. A+ Rigging supplies PBO from major manufacturers such as Smartrigging, Future fibers and Powerlite for small boats.