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Rope   Fiber   Selection  Guide
"*Ratings: Best - 1, Poorest - 5"
Characteristics Rating Nylon Polyester Polypro SuperPro® Polydac Manila
Strength Strongest - 1
Weakest - 5
1 2 4 2 3 5
Wet Strength vs. Dry Strength   85% 100% 100% 100% 100% 115%
Shock Load Ability Strongest - 1
Weakest - 5
1 3 3 3 3 4
Floats or Sinks in Water   Sinks Sinks Floats Floats Sinks Sinks
Elongation at Break (Approx.)   20-34% 15-20% 15-20% 15-20% 15-20% 10-15%
Water Absorption Most - 1
Least - 5
3 3 5 5 4 2
Melting Point   480° F 500° F 330° F 400° F 380° F Chars @ 350° F
Abrasion Resistance Most - 1
Least - 5
3 1 4 2 1 5
Resistance to Sunlight Most - 1
Least - 5
2 1 4 2 1 5
Resistance to Rot Most - 1
Least - 5
1 1 1 1 1 5
Resistance to Acids Most - 1
Least - 5
4 2 2 2 2 5
Resistance to Alkalis Most - 1
Least - 5
2 4 2 2 3 5
Resistance to Oil & Gas Most - 1
Least - 5
2 2 2 2 2 5
Electrical Conductivity Resistance Most - 1
Least - 5
5 2 2 2 2 5
Flexing Endurance Most - 1
Least - 5
1 2 3 3 3 5
Specific Gravity   1.14 1.38 0.9 0.92 Varies 1.38
Storage Requirements   Wet or Dry Wet or Dry Wet or Dry Wet or Dry Wet or Dry Dry Only

 



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