Polypropylene is one of the most frequently used rope fibres - whether that be in marine environments for safety lines and anchor lines, on stage productions in theatres and also for industrial use. Furthermore, any cricket fans may be surprised to know that the boundary rope used is white three strand polypropylene rope!
Why is polypropylene rope so popular?
Polypropylene is a tough, hard-wearing rope that will not absorb water and remain lightweight even when wet. Additionally, polypropylene rope has a specific gravity of 0.91, enabling it to float on the surface - which is why it's so popular for marine use.
Polyprop rope is also manufactured in highly visible colours, such as yellow and orange, making it the perfect choice for floating safety line, lifelines and throw bags.
How strong is polypropylene rope?
Polypropylene rope is strong thanks to its three strand construction, but not as strong as its nylon or polyester counterparts, which is why it's not typically used for heavy load applications. The main benefits of polypropylene rope are its durability and lack of weight, not it's strength capabilities.
Why Shop With The Rope People?
At The Rope People, our mission is simple - to provide the best range of ropes at the lowest prices. Our excellent range of ropes cover a wide range of activities and environments, including rope for gardens, sports rope, theatre rope and much, much more - there are also excellent savings to be made with our Reel Deals!
Don't get tied up in knots! If there's anything you need assistance with, our dedicated support team are here to help. Call us on 01634 568 011 or email [email protected], and we'll be more than happy to assist.
All our orders are shipped using a fully tracked courier, with many deliveries arriving the very next day. If, after purchasing, you decide that the item(s) are not for you, we have an extended returns period of up to 30 days! More information on this can be found in our returns policy.