FIBER TYPE NYLON POLYESTER POLY-PROPYLENE POLY-DAC MANILA/
SISAL
COTTON
Strength 1 2 3 4 5 6
Wet vs. Dry Strength: 85% 100% 100% 100% 115% 115%
Shock Load Ability: 1 3 2 4 5 6
Floats or Sinks in Water: Sinks Sinks Floats Floats Sinks Sinks
Elongation at Break: 20%-34% 15%-20% 15%-20% 10%-15% 10%-15% 5%-10%
Water Absorption: 6% Zero Zero Zero 100% 100%
Melting Point: 480ºF 500ºF 330ºF 275ºF * *
Abrasion Resistance: 2 1 4 5 3 3
Resistance to Sunlight: Good Excellent Poor Fair Good Good
Resistance to Rot: Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Poor Poor
Resistance to Acids: Poor Good Good Good Poor Poor
Resistance to Alkalis: Good Poor Good Good Poor Poor
Resistance to Oil and Gas Good Good Good Good Poor Poor
Electrical Conductivity Reistance Poor Good Good Good Poor Poor
Flexing Endurance 1 2 3 6 4 5
Specific Gravity 1.14 1.38 .90 .95 1.38 1.54
Storage Requirements Wet or Dry Wet or Dry Wet or Dry Wet or Dry Dry Only Dry Only

*Does Not Melt – Chars at 350ºF

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