Nylon fibre (poly-amide fibre) has the highest elasticity compared to other conventional fibres. Nylon has greater resistance to abrasion than polyester and a good resistance to temperatures. Unlike other fibres, nylon loses 10-15% of its strength when wet however, if unused and left to dry, the lost strength is regained once the rope has been allowed to dry completely.
|Stretch||High, ~5% – 12% stretch (dry) while pulling @ 30% of the minimum break strength|
|Weight||Moderate (1.14 SG)|
|Melting point||420°F (215°C)|
|Bleaches / Solvents||Will bleach / Degrades in mineral acids|
|Weak acids / alkali||Resists|
|Strong acids / alkali||Will dissolve|
|Mildew / Ageing / UV||Excellent / Excellent / Degrades after prolonged exposure|
Standard ABL products made with this fibre can be seen here www.atlanticbraids.com/products/by-material/nylon.