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Rope Strength

 
Cotton
Jute

Leaded

Polysteel

Manila
Hemp
Nylon
Polyester
Polyethylene
Polypropylene
Polysteel
Sisal

Staple

Spun

Synthetic

Hemp

Strength******************************************
Wet vs. Dry

plus

10-15%

no

change

plus

10-15%

minus

10-15%

no

change

no

change

no

change

no

change

minus

10-15%

no

change

no

change

Shock Absorbency***************************************
Dia. (mm)Nylon

Polysteel

(Green)

Polysteel

(Floaty)

PolyesterPolypropyleneStaple Spun

Polysteel

(Leaded)

Polyethylene

Synthetic

Hemp

ManilaSisal
4284
6809690570604604418300295263
81,4081,1931,0201,0301,030725500515459
102,1621,8361,8361,5901,5711,5711,4071,112950794707
123,0702,5912,5912,2702,2032,2032,2641,5811,3601,1321,006
144,0803,4683,4683,1802,9482,9482,5782,1321,9101,5191,357
165,2944,4374,4374,1003,7743,7742,7542,5001,9681,754
186,5595,5595,1004,7124,7123,4483,1702,4782,203
208,0786,7526,3005,7225,7224,2134,2203,0392,703
229,5888,0687,6006,8446,8445,0803,660
2411,4249,4669,1008,0388,0385,9984,9304,3343,856
2815,19812,54612,20010,71010,7108,0785,8335,202
3219,58416,01415,70013,66813,66810,4047,5566,732
3624,48019,78819,40017,03417,03413,0569,4948,456
4023,86823,90020,80020,80011,625
4428,40027,78027,780
4833,150*33,50029,17029,170

*8 strand Polysteel

Rope Weight

Shown in kgs per 220m coil

Dia. (mm)Nylon

Polysteel

(Green)

Polysteel

(Floaty)

PolyesterPolypropyleneStaple Spun

Polysteel

(Leaded)

Polyethylene

Synthetic

Hemp

ManilaSisal
41.5
64.53.662.93.33.375.2
88.26.111566.56119.3
1012.59.510177.89.216.510.59.21414.5
12181414.52511.513.5211513.52321
142518.519.5341718.53019.518.53029
163225264521243726244137
18403157273033304847
20503870323741376058
2261468441495372
247355101485360728884
28997513866727894117113
32129971809094104154148
36163124233110131195188
40152281242
44347
48218*407

*8 strand Polysteel

 CottonJute

Leaded

Polysteel

ManilaHempNylonPolyesterPolyethylenePolypropylenePolysteelSisal

Staple

Spun

Synthetic

Hemp

Density1.540.941.381.141.380.950.910.941.350.950.91
FloatsNONONONONONONOYESYESYESNOYESYES

Effects of Water & Moisture

 CottonJute

Leaded

Polysteel

ManilaHempNylonPolyesterPolyethylenePolypropylenePolysteelSisal

Staple

Spun

Synthetic

Hemp

FloatsNONONONONONONOYESYESYESNOYESYES
Water absorption100%100%0%100%100%2% – 8%0%0%0%0%100%0%0%
Strength: wet vs dryPLUS 10-15%NO CHANGEPLUS 10-15%MINUS 10-15%NO CHANGENO CHANGENO CHANGENO CHANGEMINUS 10-15%NO CHANGENO CHANGE
Shrinks when wetYESYESNOYESYESNONONONONOYESNONO

Degradation Resistance

Resistance CottonJute

Leaded

Polysteel

ManilaHempNylonPolyesterPolyethylenePolypropylenePolysteelSisal

Staple

Spun

Synthetic

Hemp

UV****************************************************
Abrasion **************************************

 

Rot

*********************************************

 

Acids

**********************************
Alkalis**************************************
BiodegradableYESYESNOYESYESNONONONONOYESNONO
StorageDRYDRYWET OR DRYDRYDRYWET OR DRYWET OR DRYWET OR DRYWET OR DRYWET OR DRYDRYWET OR DRYWET OR DRY

KEY:

* Poor

** Low

*** Moderate

**** Good

***** High

Melting / Char Point

 Cotton

Leaded

Polysteel

ManilaHempNylonPolyesterPolyethylenePolypropylenePolysteelSisal

Staple

Spun

Synthetic

Hemp

Melting / Char Point177°C85°C177°C150°C215°C260°C140°C170°C85°C165°C170°C170°C

Elongation

 CottonJute

Leaded

Polysteel

ManilaHempNylonPolyesterPolyethylenePolypropylenePolysteelSisal

Staple

Spun

Synthetic

Hemp

Elongation at break***********************
Stretch / elasticity*********************

Handling

 CottonJute

Leaded

Polysteel

ManilaHempNylonPolyesterPolyethylenePolypropylenePolysteelSisal

Staple

Spun

Synthetic

Hemp

StorageDRYDRYWET OR DRYDRYDRYWET OR DRYWET OR DRYWET OR DRYWET OR DRYWET OR DRYDRYWET OR DRYWET OR DRY
Knot retention / stability*******************************************
Can be splicedYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES

Cost

 CottonJute

Leaded

Polysteel

ManilaHempNylonPolyesterPolyethylenePolypropylenePolysteelSisal

Staple

Spun

Synthetic

Hemp

Cost rating **************************************