Polyester Rope

HWRS offers a variety of polyester and polyester blended ropes, which are stronger and are more abrasion resistant than nylon rope.  Unlike nylon rope, polyester has a low stretch factor. This is characteristic that makes polyester a popular choice for boating and marine applications. Another property of this rope is that it is UV resistant. Below is a list of the traits of polyester rope.

Advantages of Polyester Rope

  • Very strong
  • Little to no stretch
  • Retains strength when wet
  • High melting point
  • UV resistant
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Non conductive to electricity
  • Good resistance to alkalis and acids at room temperature. As the temperature increases, the resistance decreases.
  • Excellent resistance to petroleum based products, bleaches and solvents. However, this does not mean it is not affected. polyester ropes will weaken if soaked in strong bleach for a long period of time.

With all of the advantages of polyester rope listed above, there are also a few disadvantages to consider.

Disadvantages of Polyester Rope

  • Polyester rope does NOT float
  • Some braids of polyester rope are considerably stiffer and will not work in blocks
  • Since polyester does not give like nylon rope does, polyester rope is not suitable if the load is subject to jerking.