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Rope Fibre Type

SAR Tech Tip: Rope Fibre Types

Each rope fibre type has its own unique set of properties which rope manufactures take advantage of when constructing a rope. Ropes with a low specific gravity, such as polypropylene and high molecular weight polyethylene (HMWPE), will readily float in water. Nylon ropes have a higher elongation, or stretch, giving them better shock absorption capacity, […]

SAR Tech Tips: Rope Maintenance and Lifespan

In the vertical world, your ropes are literally your lifeline. It’s therefore critically important to know how best to care for your ropes, and how to tell when it’s time to retire them. Wash your rope Whether you’re in an industrial or wilderness setting, your ropes are going to get dirty. Dirt and other contaminants can drastically reduce the working life […]