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Rope/Line/Shock Cord/Cable

Nylon Rope & Line Polyester Rope & Line
Spectra/Dyneema Black Shock Cord
 7 x 7 - SS Cable - 1/16" & 3/32" 7 x 19 - SS Cable - 1/8" & 3/16"
Genuine Manilla Rope Manillo - Imitation Hemp
3mm Olive Braided Polypropylene VB cord    

Rope Selection Guide

FIBER TYPE NYLON POLYESTER MANILLA POLYPROPYLENE SPECTRA
(Dyneema)
WET STRENGTH VS. DRY STRENGTH 85% 100% 115% 100% 100%
SHOCK LOAD ABILITY 1 3 5 2 4
FLOATS OR SINKS IN WATER SINKS SINKS SINKS FLOATS FLOATS
ELONGATION AT BREAK 20-34% 15%-20% 10%-15% 15%-20% 10%-15%
WATER ABSORPTION 6% ZERO 100% ZERO ZERO
MELTING POINT 480oF 500oF DOES NOT MELT
CHARS AT 350o F
330oF 275oF
ABRASION RESISTANCE 2 1 3 3 4
DEGRADATION: RESISTANCE TO SUNLIGHT GOOD EXCELLENT GOOD POOR FAIR*
DEGRADATION: RESISTANCE TO ACIDS POOR GOOD POOR GOOD GOOD
DEGRADATION: RESISTANCE TO ALKALIS GOOD POOR POOR GOOD GOOD*
DEGRADATION: RESISTANCE TO OIL AND GAS GOOD GOOD POOR GOOD GOOD
ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY RESISTANCE POOR GOOD POOR GOOD GOOD
FLEXING ENDURANCE 1 2 4 3 6
SPECIFIC GRAVITY 1.14 1.38 .95 .90 .95
STORAGE REQUIREMENTS WET OR DRY WET OR DRY DRY ONLY WET OR DRY WET OR DRY

*Does not take into account Polyester sleeve