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   Twisted Polypropylene, Twisted Nylon, Twisted Manila,
   Solid Braid Nylon Cord,  Hollow Braided Polypropylene
 

*Ratings: Best - 1, Poorest - 5

R o p e   F i b e r   S e l e c t i o n  G u i d e

Nylon Polyester Polypropylene Manila Cotton
Strength* 1 2 3 4 5
Wet Strength vs. Dry Strength 85% 100% 100% 115% 115%
Shock Load Ability* 1 3 2 4 5
Floats or Sinks in Water Sinks Sinks Floats Sinks Sinks
Elongation at Break (Approx.) 20% - 34% 15% - 20% 15% - 20% 10% - 15% 5% - 10%
Water Absorption 6% <1% Zero 100% 100%
Melting Point 480 deg. F 500 deg. F 330 deg. F Does not melt. Chars at 350 deg. F Does not melt. Chars at 350 deg. F
Abrasion Resistance* 2 1 4 3 3
Degredation:
Resistance to Sunlight
Good Excellent Poor Good Good
Degredation:
Resistance to Rot
Excellent Excellent Excellent Poor Poor
Degredation:
Resistance to Acids
Poor Good Good Poor Poor
Degredation:
Resistance to Alkalis
Good Poor Good Poor Poor
Degredation:
Resistance to Oil & Gas
Good Good Good Poor Poor
Electrical Conductivity Resistance Poor Good Good Poor Poor
Flexing Endurance* 1 2 3 4 5
Specific Gravity 1.14 1.38 .90 1.38 1.54
Storage Requirements Wet or Dry Wet or Dry Wet or Dry Dry Only Dry Only


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T w i s t e d   P o l y p r o p y l e n e    ( Y e l l o w )
1/8" - 4" Dia.
Size Break (lbs.) Minimum Reel Weight Each (lbs.)
1/8" x 1000' 450 3.50
1/8" x 3000' 450 10.50
3/16" x 600' 720 4.20
3/16" x 1200' 720 8.40
1/4" x 600' 1130 7.20
1/4" x 1200' 1130 14.40
5/16" x 600' 1710 10.80
5/16" x 1200' 1710 21.60
3/8" x 600' 2440 16.80
3/8" x 1200' 2440 33.60
7/16" x 600' 3160 22.80
7/16" x 1200' 3160 45.60
1/2" x 600' 3780 28.20
1/2" x 1200' 3780 56.40
5/8" x 600' 5600 45.00
5/8" x 1200' 5600 90.00
3/4" x 600' 7650 64.20
3/4" x 1200' 7650 128.40
7/8" x 600' 10400 90.00
7/8" x 1200' 10400 180.00
1" x 600' 12600 108.00
1" x 1200' 12600 216.00


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S t a n d a r d   3 - S t r a n d   T w i s t e d   N y l o n
   ( W h i t e )
  3/16" - 4" Dia.
Size Min. Break (lbs.) Reel Weight (lbs.)
3/16" x 1000' 900 10.00
1/4" x 600' 1490 9.00
1/4" x 1200' 1490 18.00
5/16" x 600' 2300 14.40
5/16" x 1200' 2300 15.00
3/8" x 600' 3340 21.00
3/8" x 1200' 3340 42.00
7/16" x 600' 4500 130.00
1/2" x 600' 5750 39.00
1/2" x 1200' 5750 78.00
5/8" x 600' 9350 63.00
5/8" x 1200' 9350 126.00
3/4" x 600' 12800 87.00
3/4" x 1200' 12800 174.00
7/8" x 600' 18000 120.00
7/8" x 1200' 18000 240.00
1" x 600' 22600 158.40
1" x 1200' 22600 316.80


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T w i s t e d   M a n i l a
1/4" - 3" Dia.
Size Min. Break (lbs.) Reel Weight (lbs.)
1/4" x 600' 540 12.00
1/4" x 1200' 540 24.00
3/8" x 600' 1220 24.60
3/8" x 1200' 1220 49.20
1/2" x 600' 2380 45.00
1/2" x 1200' 2380 90.00
5/8" x 600' 3960 79.80
3/4" x 600' 4860 100.20
7/8" x 600' 6950 134.40
1" x 600' 8100 162.00
1-1/4" x 600' 12200 249.60
1-1/2" x 600' 16700 360.00


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S o l i d   B r a i d  N y l o n   C o r d
Size Spool Length Spool Weight (lbs.)
1/8" 1000' 4
3/16" 1000' 9
1/4" 1000' 13
5/16"" 1000' 21
3/8" 1000' 35
1/2" 1000' 55


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H o l l o w   B r a i d e d   P o l y p r o p y l e n e
Size Spool Length Spool Weight (lbs.)
1/8" 1000' 3.5
3/16" 1000' 5.5
1/4" 1000' 9
5/16"" 1000' 15
3/8" 1000' 18.5
1/2" 1000' 29






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