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Polytex Three Strand Polypropylene Rope

Item #

545001

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Product Description

Polytex Three Strand Polypropylene Rope

Identical in look, feel, and appearance to Roblon (aka Spunflex). In factory head to head tests, Polytex is approximately 10% stronger than Roblon. Both Roblon and Polytex have been used for over 20 years by many historic vessels, primarily as it was the only option available before the hemp colored polyesters became available.

Polytex is darker in color than hempex, POSH, buff, etc. It is also comparatively smooth looking and shiny in appearance relative to hempex or POSH. Polytex exhibits very good UV resistance and is quite durable.

Specifications:

Diameter (mm) Diameter (in.) Weight per 100m (kg)
Breaking Strength (lbs)
6mm 1/4" 1.7 1,302
8mm 5/16" 3.0 2,294
10mm 3/8" 4.5 3,375
12mm 1/2" 6.5 4,787
14mm 9/16" 9.0 6,597
16mm 5/8" 11.5 8,163
18mm 11/16" 14.8 10,413
20mm 3/4" 18.0 12,553
22mm 7/8" 22.0 15,046
24mm 1" 26.0 17,583
30mm 1 1/4" 46.0 23,165
36mm 1 1/2" 58.5 36,623

 

Features:

  • Material:  Polypropylene

  • Construction:  3-, 4-strand twisted

  • Specific gravity:  0.91 (floats)

  • UV resistance:  Excellent

  • Abrasion resistance:  Excellent

  • Chemical resistance:  Excellent

  • Spliceability: Easy

  • Wet vs. dry strength:  100%

  • Melting point:  165 ºC

  • Short heat resistance:  80 ºC

  • Elongation (at 20% break) : 4%

  • Colors:  Dark Brown