All About 3 Strand Twisted Nylon Rope
Nylon rope in general has superior strength, elasticity, and a smooth surface that makes it resistant to abrasion and easy to handle. Nylon also resists damage from ultraviolet rays and chemicals.
Three-strand twisted rope is produced by twisting one or more bundles of nylon fiber into a strand. Then three strands are twisted together to form the rope.
Twisting three strands of nylon fiber together greatly increases their strength, though the final product ends up being shorter than the original strands.
The physical properties of three-strand twisted nylon rope make it a very versatile rope that’s ideal for use in a variety of environments and applications. In addition to strength, elasticity, shock absorption, and resistance to damage from UV rays, abrasion, and chemical exposure, this kind of nylon rope offers easy handling and attractive pricing.
You may have heard that immersion in water weakens nylon rope. However, twisted nylon rope is more than strong enough even when wet, so it is widely used in marine applications, such as boating and commercial fishing. Three-strand twisted nylon rope is a top choice for dock lines, anchor lines, windlasses, buoy mooring, and hauling nets. It has enough elasticity and shock absorbency to perform well despite the energy from wave and wind action.
In fact, you’re likely to find three-strand twisted nylon rope being used in many other outdoor environments as well. It has a wide range of potential applications in:
- Tree rigging
- Mechanical hoisting
- Rescue operations
- Fall protection systems
It’s easy to imagine many possible uses of three-strand twisted nylon rope on a construction jobsite. Its great strength (185,000 pounds for the larger diameters) and resistance to damage from UV rays, gasoline, and chemicals commonly used in construction give it a major advantage over other kinds of rope.
Compared to the steel cables sometimes used in construction and industrial work, three-strand twisted nylon rope offers significant advantages, such as lower weight and greater fatigue life.
For example, opting for three-stand twisted nylon rope may allow the use of smaller drums in winching operations. Also, nylon does not conduct electricity, which is a risk factor when using steel products.
We stock three-strand twisted nylon rope in white and black, in diameters from ¼ inch to 1 inch.
- Custom colors are available.
- Larger diameters available up to 4”
- Longer lengths available.
- Coils in 50’ & 100’ available in retail packaging.