Polyester is very close to nylon in strength when a steady force is applied. Polyester, however, stretches very little (unlike nylon) and therefore cannot absorb shock loads as well as nylon.
It is equally resistant to moisture and chemicals and is superior to nylon in resistance to sunlight. Polyester is the most popular general purpose rope in the boating industry.
Polyester comes in a double braid construction which increases its strength making it the strongest of rope types.
Flexible with some stretch
Can be stored wet or dry
Resistant to oils, most chemicals, rot and mildew
Great for use in marine, farm, and home applications
ROPE MATERIAL COMPARISON
Use the table below to see how polyester 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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