Nylon Rope

Nylon rope sold as a coil or by the meter, ideal for applications where shock absorbency and strength is required e.g.: lifting, towing, mooring, winching.

  • Made in Europe – ISO certified

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Nylon Rope Technical Details

Diameter / Weight / Break load 

Diameter Weight per 220m (kg) Break load (kg)*
6mm 4.95 750
8mm 8.8 1,350
10mm 13.6 2,080
12mm 19.5 3,000
14mm 26 4,100
16mm 34 5,300
18mm 44 6,700
20mm 54 8,300
22mm 66 9,990
24mm 78 12,030
28mm 106 15,800
32mm 138 20,000
36mm 176 24,900

*Break load for indication purposes only. Not test certified. Break loads will also lower as a result of splicing and knotting.


Resistance  Description
UV resistance  Good
Abrasion resistance  Good
Rot and mould Yes
Chemical Limited resistance to acids. Resistant to alkalis at normal temperatures


Properties Description
Construction Twisted 3-strand
Material Synthetic – Nylon
Quality certified  EN ISO 1140 – 2004
Appearance  Off-white. Smooth, silky & shiny 
Feel Smooth & soft to touch. Not ‘plasticky’
Handling  Easy handling, pliable & flexible
Density 1.14
Strength (dry) Very strong general purpose rope. Strongest of ropes stocked
Strength (wet) Estimated 10% – 15% reduction in strength 
Shock absorbency High: excellent
Elongation at break load High
Stretch (elasticity) High
Performance in water Sinks, absorbs 2-8% water. Weakens when wet
Melting point 215°C 
Electrical conductivity Poor
Biodegradable  No
Storage Wet and dry environments
Knot retention Moderate
Can be spliced? Yes – easily
Can be cut? Yes – but will unravel at ends. Recommend ordering to custom length
Can be dyed? Yes with all purpose dye 
Additional note Will recoil with great amount of stored energy, back directly in the path of pull if broken while in use

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