POLYESTER ROPE

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.

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

  • Flexible with some stretch

  • Abrasion resistant

  • Can be stored wet or dry

  • UV resistant

  • Resistant to oils, most chemicals, rot and mildew

  • Great for use in marine, farm, and home applications

CONSTRUCTION

  • Twisted

  • Diamond Braid

  • Double Braid

ROPE MATERIAL COMPARISON

Use the table below to see how polyester compares to other rope materials.

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NYLON POLYESTER POLYPROPYLENE SISAL COTTON
STRENGTH EXCELLENT GOOD VERY GOOD POOR POOR
FLOATS NO NO YES NO NO
STRETCH MODERATE LOW HIGH VERY LOW VERY LOW
UV RESISTANCE VERY GOOD EXCELLENT POOR GOOD POOR
ROT/MILDEW RESISTANCE EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT POOR 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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