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Rope Guide

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Selecting the best rope for the job can make all the difference in ensuring safety and success. That’s where our chart below comes in handy. Whether you’re dealing with harsh weather conditions, heavy loads, or delicate materials, a rope on this chart will work for you.

Rope Selection Chart
Rating Scale: 1(strongest/best) – 4 (weakest/poorest)
Properties Type Nylon Polyester Polypro Manila
Strength strong/weak 1 2 3 4
Wet vs Dry Strength 85% 100% 100% 115%
Shock Load Ability strong/weak 1 2 2 3
Floats/Sinks Sinks Sinks Floats Sinks
Elongation at break 20-34% 15-20% 15-20% 10-15%
Water Absorbption most/least 2 2 3 1
Melting Point 480 F 500 F 330 F 350 F (chars)
Abrasion Resistance most/least 2 1 3 4
Resistance to Sunlight most/least 2 1 3 4
Resistance to Rot most/least 1 1 1 2
Resistance to Acid most/least 2 1 1 3
Resistance to Alkalis most/least 1 2 1 3
Resistance to oil/gas most/least 1 1 1 2
Electrical resistance most/least 2 1 1 2
Flexing endurance most/least 1 2 3 4
Specific Gravity 1.14 1.38 .9 1.38
Storage Requirements wet or dry wet or dry wet or dry dry