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for different types of fibers commonly used in cord and rope are featured
below.
 

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Diamond Braid
Double
Braid
Hollow
Braid
Solid
Braid
General


Diamond Braids

Diamond
Braid Nylon Specs 8-carrier
Diamond
Braid Polyester Specs 8-carrier
Diameter
Average

Tensile
Strength
Approximate

Weight for 
1000 Feet
Diameter
Average

Tensile
Strength
Approximate

Weight for 
1000 Feet
3/32″ 300 lbs. 3.7 lbs. 3/32″ 300 lbs. 4 lbs.
7/64″ 360 lbs. 4.5 lbs. 7/64″ 360 lbs. 4.8 lbs.
1/8″ 450 lbs. 6 lbs. 1/8″ 450 lbs. 6.2 lbs.
9/64″ 510 lbs. 7.2 lbs. 9/64″ 500 lbs. 7.2 lbs.
5/32″ 650 lbs. 7.6 lbs. 5/32″ 650 lbs. 8.9 lbs.
3/16″ 750 lbs. 11.7
lbs
3/16″ 750 lbs. 12.1
lbs
7/32″ 950 lbs. 13.8
lbs
7/32″ 1,000
lbs.
15.4
lbs
1/4″ 1,100
lbs.
16.7
lbs.
1/4″ 1,200
lbs.
21.2
lbs.
5/16″ 2,000
lbs.
25.3
lbs.
5/16″ 2,100
lbs.
27.6
lbs.
3/8″ 2,500
lbs.
35.3
lbs.
3/8″ 2,600
lbs.
39 lbs.
      1/2″ 3,300
lbs.
45
lbs.


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Double Braids

Dia.
Circ
Polyester
Nylon
Poly/Nylon
WeightLbs/100
ft.
AverageTensil
Strength
WeightLbs/100
ft.
AverageTensil
Strength
WeightLbs/100
ft.
AverageTensil
Strength
1/4″ 3/4′” 2.5 2800 1.7
2330
2.3
2950
5/16″
1″ 3.6 4200 2.6 3400 3.4 4300
3/8″ 1
1/8″
5.0 5550
3.7 4800 4.7 5660
7/16″ 1
1/4″
6.4 7400 5.0 6600 6.1 7400
1/2″ 1
1/2″
8.9 9900 6.4 8300 7.8 10500
9/16″ 1
3/4″
11.6 12600 8.4 11800 10.4 13100
5/8″ 2″ 14.2 15600 12.0 14700 12.8 16300
3/4″ 2
1/4″
18.0 19600 16.0 20000 17.6 23500
7/8″ 2
3/4″
27.0 29000 21.8 27400 23.5 30800
1″ 3″ 36.8 37500 23.0 33000 31.5 40600
1
1/8″
3
1/2″
45.0 46000 35.8 44000 39.0 49900
1
1/4″
3
3/4″
54.0 54500 41.0 50600 47.0 59100


Hollow Braids
Monofilament
Polypropylene Specs

  • Hollow Braids
    can be made up to 1 1/4 inch in diameter.
  • Polypropylene,
    nylon, Poly “E”, Spectra, Kevlar, Nomex, polyester
  • Carriers: 
    8, 12, 16, 24
  • All colors &
    lengths
  • Typical uses: 
    dog leashes, barrier ropes, tie-downs, water sports, other sporting
    goods, general purpose
  • Floats & can
    be stored wet

Diameter


Average

Tensile
Strength


Approximate

Weight for 
100 Feet


1/8″

240 lbs.

4 lbs.

3/16″

600 lbs.

6 lbs

1/4″

1,000 lbs.

8 lbs.

5/16″

1,300 lbs.

10 lbs.

3/8″

1,800 lbs.

12 lbs.

1/2″

2,900 lbs.

16 lbs.


Solid Braids

Solid Braids can be made
up to 1 inch in diameter.

Solid
Braid Cotton
Solid
Multifilament Polypropylene Braid
Diameter
Average

Tensile
Strength
Approximate

Weight for 
1000 Feet
Diameter
Average

Tensile
Strength
Approximate

Weight for 
1000 Feet
1/8″ 100 lbs. 5 lbs. 1/8″ 250 lbs. 3.1 lbs.
9/64″ 125 lbs. 9.8 lbs. 3/16″ 550 lbs. 6.25 lbs.
5/32″ 160 lbs. 10.5 lbs. 7/32″ 700
lbs.
9
lbs
3/16″ 240
lbs.
15.2
lbs
1/4″ 800
lbs.
12.5
lbs.
7/32″ 300
lbs.
18.2
lbs
5/16″ 1,200
lbs.
23
lbs.
1/4″ 270
lbs.
22.7
lbs.
3/8″ 1,600
lbs.
30
lbs.
9/32″ 440
lbs.
28.7
lbs.
1/2″ 2,000
lbs.
46
lbs.
5/16″ 560
lbs.
37
lbs.
5/8″ 2,400
lbs.
63
lbs.
3/8″ 720
lbs.
50
lbs.
1 1 1
7/16″ 950
lbs.
57
lbs.
1 1 1
1/2″ 1,180
lbs.
62.5
lbs.
1 1 1


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General

 

Cotton

Multifilament
Nylon


Multifilament
Polyester


Multifilament
Polypropylene


Breaking
strength

(grams per denier)


3-5 gpd

5.9-9.5
gpd


6-9.5 gpd

2.5-8 gpd

Stretch
elongation at breaking point (%)


3% to 7%

15% to
28%


12% to
14%


20% to
100%


Elastic
Recovery


74% at
2%

45% at 5%


99% at
2%

89% at 3%


99% at
2%

88% at 5%


98% at
5%

95% at 10%


Specific
Gravity


1.54

1.14

1.38

0.91 (floats)

Moisture
absorbency


Good resistance

Excellent
resistance


Excellent
resistance


Good resistance

Abrasion
resistance


Good resistance

Excellent
resistance


Excellent
resistance


Good resistance

Effects
of heat


Decomposes
at 302°F


Yellows
at 302°F

Melts at 482°F


Melts at
482°F


59% tensile
at 200°F

Melts at 320°F


Effects
of aging


Negligible

None

None

Negligible

Effects
of UV


Loses strength

Loses strength
after prolonged exposure


Loses strength
after prolonged exposure


Good resistance
to indirect sulight


Effects
of acids


Dissintegrates
in concentrated solutions


Good resistance

Dissolves in sulfuric acid


Good resistance

Dissolves in sulfuric acid


Good resistance
except with oxidizing agents


Effects
of alkalis


Swelling,
but no damage


Inert

Moderate

Good resistance

Effects
of organic solvents


Resists
common solvents


Resistant.
Soluable in phenolic & formic acids


Resistant.
Soluable in phenolic  acid

in
most except chlorinated hydrocarbons


Resistance
to moths


Not attacked

Not attacked

Not attacked

Not attacked

Resistance
to mildew


Poor, unless
bleached


Not attacked

Not attacked

Not attacked