POLYPROPYLENE ROPE

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.

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

  • Floats

  • Good knot retention

  • Low stretch

  • 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

CONSTRUCTION

  • Twisted

  • Hollow Braid

  • Solid Braid

  • Diamond Braid

ROPE MATERIAL COMPARISON

Use the table below to see how polypropylene 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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