NYLON POLYESTER POLYPROPYLENE MANILA COTTON
Physical Properties
Strength 5/5 Stars 4/5 Stars 3/5 Stars 2/5 Stars 1/5 Stars
Strength When Wet -15% No Change No Change +15% +15%
Shock Load Ability 5/5 Stars 3/5 Stars 4/5 Stars 2/5 Stars 1/5 Stars
Elongation at Break 20-34% 15%-20% 15%-20% 10%-15% 5%-10%
Flexing Endurance 5/5 Stars 4/5 Stars 3/5 Stars 2/5 Stars 1/5 Stars
Specific Gravity 1.14 1.38 0.9 1.38 1.54
Floats or Sinks in Water Sinks Sinks Floats Sinks Sinks
Water Absorption 6% 0% 0% 100% 100%
Melting or Charring Point Melts - 480° F Melts - 500° F Melts - 330° F Chars - 350° F Chars - 350° F
Storage Requirements Wet or Dry Wet or Dry Wet or Dry Dry Only Dry Only
Degradation Resistance
Abrasion 4/5 Stars 5/5 Stars 2/5 Stars 3/5 Stars 3/5 Stars
Sunlight / UV 3/5 Stars 5/5 Stars 1/5 Stars 3/5 Stars 3/5 Stars
Rot 5/5 Stars 5/5 Stars 5/5 Stars 1/5 Stars 1/5 Stars
Acids 1/5 Stars 3/5 Stars 3/5 Stars 1/5 Stars 1/5 Stars
Alkalies 3/5 Stars 1/5 Stars 3/5 Stars 1/5 Stars 1/5 Stars
Oil, Gas, & Petroleum Based Liquids 3/5 Stars 3/5 Stars 3/5 Stars 1/5 Stars 1/5 Stars
Electrical Conductivity Resistance 1/5 Stars 3/5 Stars 3/5 Stars 1/5 Stars 1/5 Stars
Best =5/5 Stars | Worst =1/5 Stars