While there are many types of rope, Cable Industries specializes in nylon and polyester three-strand laid, eight-strand plaited, single braided, and double braided.
Three-Strand Laid – Twisted rope is formed by coiling three strands together in the same direction. The fibers within each of the tree strands must twist in the opposite direction. Stronger than both manila and polypropylene, it is commonly used for pulling heavy loads and bearing the most weight.
Single Braided – This type of rope consists of a woven core with a single braid. With plenty of strength and resistant to abrasion, they are commonly used for anchor lines or pulleys. They do not unravel when cut or torn and cannot be spliced.
Double Braided – This type of rope consists of a woven core and a double braid. With plenty of strength and resistant to abrasion, they are commonly used for anchor lines or pulleys. They do not unravel when cut or torn and cannot be spliced.
Eight-Strand Plaited – Eight-strand plaited nylon rope is a non-rotational rope that eliminates problems associated with twisted anchor lines and is used for marine applications.
Nylon vs. Polyester
The largest difference between nylon and polyester rope is their resistance to chemicals.
Polyester is considered by many to be a general purpose rope, it is not made for heavy duty use and should be used for light rigging, winches, or general household use such as clothes lines.
Nylon is known for its elasticity and shock absorbing qualities as well as UV and chemical resistance.
To make sure you are using the optimal fiber rope for your application, contact our Sales Representative at 844-947-3767 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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