International Chain & Cable® (ICC) Swaged ropes are produced by reducing the diameter of a regular round rope by compacting it. Swaging provides additional stability to rope shape and creates surface-to-surface contact between element wires. By packing more steel into a smaller diameter, the swaging process produces a superior strength to diameter ratio and a breaking strength that is up to 23% higher than traditional rope. Premium Swage Wire Rope steel cables also feature less porcupining and greater resistance to abrasive wear. Other attributes include easier mainline ring movement, increased safety, greater drum capacity and longer rope life, making it the best long term value for your money.