Because of its light weight, polypropylene is the only rope which floats, and for this reason is very popular for use as pool markers and water sports. Polypropylene is affected by sunlight deterioration (more so than any other synthetic or natural fiber rope), but its life can be extended by storing it away from direct sunlight.
Polypropylene begins to weaken at 150° F and melts at 330° F, the lowest melting point of all synthetic ropes. It is generally an all-purpose rope for the average consumer.
Good knot retention
Can be stored wet or dry
Resistant to oils, most chemicals, rot and mildew
Great for use as swimming pool marker rope, while camping, or in general use applications
ROPE MATERIAL COMPARISON
Use the table below to see how polypropylene compares to other rope materials.
|STRETCH||MODERATE||LOW||HIGH||VERY LOW||VERY LOW|
|UV RESISTANCE||VERY GOOD||EXCELLENT||POOR||GOOD||POOR|
|ABRASION RESISTANCE||VERY GOOD||EXCELLENT||GOOD||FAIR||POOR|
|STORAGE REQUIREMENTS||WET OR DRY||WET OR DRY||WET OR DRY||DRY||DRY|
|OIL/GAS RESISTANCE||VERY GOOD||VERY GOOD||VERY GOOD||FAIR||POOR|
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