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 Rope Material Chart  
 
  Nylon Polyester Polypropylene Polyethylene Spectra/Dyneema
 Strength:
Grams/Denier 7.0-9.5 7.0-9.5 6.5 6 30
Shock-load Absorbtion Excellent Good Very Good Fair Fair
 Elongation:
Percent on Break 18-25% 12-15% 15-25% 15-25% 3.50%
Creep Moderate Low High High Moderate
  Weight
Specific Gravity 1.14 1.38 0.91 0.95 0.97
Floats No No Yes Yes Yes
 Effects of Moisture
Water Absorb 2-8% <1% None None None
Dielectric Properties Poor Good Excellent Excellent Excellent
 Degradation
Resistance to UV Good Excellent Poor Fair Fair
Resistance to Rot & Mildew Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  
 Thermal Properties
Melts at 420-480 F 490-500 F 330 F 275 F 297 F
 Resistance
Resistance to Acids Fair Good Excellent Excellent Excellent
Resistance to Alkalis Very Good Fair Excellent Excellent Excellent
Resistance to Oil & Gas Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good


     

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