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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, […]