Rope Fiber Selection Guide2017-02-01T16:19:45+00:00
Rope   Fiber   Selection  Guide
“*Ratings: Best – 1, Poorest – 5”
CharacteristicsRatingNylonPolyesterPolyproSuperPro®PolydacManila
StrengthStrongest – 1
Weakest – 5
124235
Wet Strength vs. Dry Strength85%100%100%100%100%115%
Shock Load AbilityStrongest – 1
Weakest – 5
133334
Floats or Sinks in WaterSinksSinksFloatsFloatsSinksSinks
Elongation at Break (Approx.)20-34%15-20%15-20%15-20%15-20%10-15%
Water AbsorptionMost – 1
Least – 5
335542
Melting Point480° F500° F330° F400° F380° FChars @ 350° F
Abrasion ResistanceMost – 1
Least – 5
314215
Resistance to SunlightMost – 1
Least – 5
214215
Resistance to RotMost – 1
Least – 5
111115
Resistance to AcidsMost – 1
Least – 5
422225
Resistance to AlkalisMost – 1
Least – 5
242235
Resistance to Oil & GasMost – 1
Least – 5
222225
Electrical Conductivity ResistanceMost – 1
Least – 5
522225
Flexing EnduranceMost – 1
Least – 5
123335
Specific Gravity1.141.380.90.92Varies1.38
Storage RequirementsWet or DryWet or DryWet or DryWet or DryWet or DryDry Only