Polypropylene Rope

Also known as Polyprop or Poly rope, Polypropylene is a versatile rope that is used for a range of everyday and commercial applications including work around electrical lines.

Our Polypropylene rope comes in 2 types:

Blue Split Film: A cost effective, commercial, general purpose rope.

Yarn Construction: Higher quality rope that can be used for lifting and is break load certified. Available in black, yellow, green, orange and white. (All colours have the same attributes.)

Key properties at a glance: 

  • Rot and water resistant
  • Strong and durable
  • Floats and does not absorb water
  • Lightweight
  • Can be spliced
  • Made in Europe

Related: Polyethylene, Nylon, Floating Rope, Commercial Fishing, Rope Hardware

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Polypropylene Rope Technical Details

Diameter / Weight / Break load 

Diameter Weight per 220m (kg)
Break load (kg)*
Break load (kg)*
Other colours
4mm 1.5 284
6mm 3.7 550 600
8mm 6.6 960 1,060
10mm 10 1,425 1,560
12mm 14.5 2,030 2,210
14mm 20 2,790 3,050
16mm 25.5 3,500 3,770
18mm 32.5 4,450 4,810
20mm 40 5,370 5,800
22mm 48.5 6,950
24mm 57 6,500 8,120
28mm 78 10,700
32mm 101 13,460
36mm 129 16,920
40mm 158 20,490

*Break load for indication purposes only. Break loads will lower as a result of splicing and knotting.


Resistance  Description
UV resistance  Moderate 
Abrasion resistance  Split Film: Moderate / Yarn Construction: Good
Rot and mould Yes
Chemical Good resistance to most acids, alkalis. 


Properties Description
Construction Twisted 3-strand split film or yarn construction
Material Synthetic 
Quality certified  ISO 9002
Appearance  Blue, white, yellow, orange, green, black. Smooth, shiny, synthetic appearance
Feel Hard, smooth, slippy surface
Handling  Very lightweight. Flexible. Can also be softened
Density 0.91
Strength (dry) Strong, tough, durable all-round rope. Not as strong as Nylon or Polysteel
Strength (wet) Same as when dry. No loss of strength
Shock absorbency Good
Elongation at break load Moderate
Stretch (elasticity) Low
Performance in water Floats. Does not absorb water. Does not weaken or shrink when wet
Melting point 170°C 
Electrical conductivity Poor
Biodegradable  No
Storage Wet or dry environments
Knot retention Low
Can be spliced? Yes – easily
Can be cut? Yes but ends will unravel. Recommend melting ends with flame to seal them
Can be dyed? No
Can be softened? Yes – a popular method uses water and fabric softener