Socket Lock Wire Rope Socketing Resin. New improved formula with higher grip properties.

Socket LockQuality Process

Technical Specifications

Socket Lock's development has followed the same path as Sea-Fit's other quality products. Input from end users, along with extensive lab and field testing, has made Socket Lock the easiest and most efficient wire rope socketing resin to work with today.

Socket Lock meets or exceeds the requirements of the world's top standards organizations.
Technical Specifications
Physical Properties Standard Value
Viscosity ASTM D2196 7,00 - 12,000 centipoise
Density ASTM D792 1.6 g/cc (.0925 oz/in3)
Linear Curing Shrinkage ASTM D2566 1.40%
Compressive Strength ASTM D695 >20,000 psi (138 MPa)
Compressive Modulus ASTM D695 >1.03 M psi (7,102 MPa)
Compressive Strain ASTM D695 9.3% at failure
Retention of Compressive Strength After Immersion ASTM D695 99%+
Barcol Hardness ASTM D2583 45 - 60
Heat Deflection Temperature ASTM D648 206°F (97°C)
Flexural Strength ASTM D790 >10,000 psi (69 MPa)
Flexural Modulus ASTM D790 >1.04 M psi (7,171 MPa)
Flexural Strain ASTM D790 1.26%
Tensile Strength ASTM D638 >6,000 psi (41 MPa)
Tensile Modulus ASTM D638 >1.15 M psi (7,929 MPa)

Socket Lock's quality begins at the lab where chemists formulate the resin and hardener combination to focus on key areas important to users: wire grip, shelf life, ease of mixing and pouring, and resistance to environmental conditions. They work continuously, aiming to ensure product consistency and quality control.


Socket Lock's
new and improved formula has been dynamically tested to EN 13411.3 standards, in which socket assemblies were cycled 75,000 times at 30% of the breaking strength of the rope. Following the dynamic testing, assemblies were then break load tested.

Large weights were attached to socket assemblies then dropped to prove resin would hold and rope would break.

Assemblies up to 3 1/2 inches were destructive tested to verify Socket Lock's performance on high-strength mooring lines. Dynamic and Shock load testing was conducted at Wirop’s rigging testing facilities.

See the HD video below of the 3 1/2"
High-Strength Mooring Rope Break Test

Socket Lock has been Dynamic and Shock load tested.

Socket-Lock Socketing Resin was tested on a piece of 3.5" EEIPS wire rope used in high-strength mooring applications. The Socket resin successfully held 1.6 million pounds before the rope failed, as it should have, in the undisturbed middle section of the rope. This test further proves that Socket-Lock is a great product to handle harsh conditions.

News Releases

Product Information:
May 5, 2011
New Socket Lock Brochure with features, procedures, and safety information...
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Trade Shows:
October 2-5, 2011
See Socket Lock at AWRF's PIE Event in Kansas City...
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In the News:
March 21, 2011
Polyester Resins Secure the load of Semi-Submersibles...
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Press Release:
January 28, 2011
Newly Re-Engineered Socketing Resin "Socket Lock"...
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