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ASHAWAY RACKET STRINGS
PO Box 549
Ashaway, RI 02804 USA

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New Polyurethane Resin Technology from Ashaway Yields Squash String Designed for Players Who Like to Cut and Spin the Ball

-- Proprietary Nylon/PU matrix adds toughness, durability and grip, maintains soft nylon feel

Ashaway, RI – Ashaway has introduced another technical innovation to its line of squash strings: a polyurethane (PU) based, multifilament nylon string designed to add toughness and durability for players who like to really cut and spin the ball. Ashaway's first string using this technology, new MultiNick® 18, combines a high tenacity multifilament nylon sheath with a specially formulated polyurethane resin that bonds the string into a single matrix and adds durability while providing superior feel and ball control. The smooth PU surface of MultiNick 18 enhances grip, while the 18-gauge construction maximizes ability to cut and spin the ball.

"Polyurethane resin technology has been used in squash strings for some time now, but is new for Ashaway" said Ashaway's Steve Crandall. "It can be formulated to offer many different properties, and when combined with other materials, like high tenacity nylon multifilament fibers, can provide strings with exceptional playing characteristics. MultiNick 18 is our first offering using this innovative material technology, and we are excited to be able to compete in this market segment."

The key difference with Ashaway's polyurethane technology, Crandall explained, is the matrix design. With other multifilament nylon strings, like Ashaway's popular SuperNick® XL line, the core and outer wear layer elements remain separate, and retain some ability to move relative to one another. The PU resin in the new MultiNick string binds the multifilament sheath and surface into a single unitized matrix. The natural adhesive properties of the polyurethane surface add grip, while the string retains its soft feel, comfortable playability and ability to control the ball.

Ashaway's MultiNick 18 strings are designed for both professional and amateur players who seek feel, durability and toughness at all levels of play. Black in color and 1.15 mm thick, MultiNick 18 strings come in 30 ft. individual packages or 360 ft. reels. Recommended string tension is up to 35 lbs.

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Ashaway Racket Strings are made by Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co., the only U.S. manufacturer of string for squash, tennis, racquetball, and badminton. Operated by the Crandall family since 1824, Ashaway has been making racquet strings since 1949, and is responsible for several important technical innovations. Ashaway has been the Official String of USA Racquetball for more than fifteen years. Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co. also makes braided products for medical and industrial applications. For more information visit www.ashawayusa.com

For additional product information, contact:
Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co.
PO Box 549
Ashaway, RI 02804 USA
Tel: (800) 556-7260 (U.S. only) or +1 (401) 377-2221
Fax: +1 (401) 377-9091
Website: http://www.ashawayusa.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ashaway
Twitter: @Ashaway1824
Email: sales@ashawayusa.com

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Ashaway has introduced another technical innovation to its line of squash strings: a polyurethane (PU) based, multifilament nylon string designed to add toughness and durability for players who like to really cut and spin the ball. Ashaway's first string using this technology, new MultiNick 18, combines a high tenacity multifilament nylon sheath with a specially formulated polyurethane resin that bonds the string into a single matrix and adds durability while providing superior feel and ball control. The smooth PU surface of MultiNick 18 enhances grip, while the 18-gauge construction maximizes ability to cut and spin the ball.

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