If you are looking for a rope that is low-stretch and has a circular shape, reach for braided rope with a core. For easier knotting, a braided rope without a core is best. If you can get by with simpler rope construction, the coiled rope is a good choice.
When choosing a rope, it is important to look at the material it is made of. Each material has different properties:
- POLYPROPYLENE - ropes resistant to weather and chemicals, do not soak up water. Suitable for buildings or gardens.
- POLYESTER - strong ropes with high tensile strength, weather resistant. They can come into contact with water, yet still retaining their softness. Suitable for construction to lift heavy loads.
- POLYAMID - strong ropes with high elasticity. Suitable as tie ropes, lifting ropes or pulling ropes. They are used in shipping and land transport, in agriculture or in industry.
- NATURAL MATERIALS - although they do not excel in strength or resistance to the effects of the environment, they are great for decorative purposes, but also for the garden. They do not slip in the hands and are ideal for climbing or tug-of-war.
- Elastic braided rope - It can stretch up to 130% of its original length, but this stretching does not decrease its quality or strength. They are suitable for securing transported material and cargo or for securing truck tarpaulins.
If the ropes or cords are to be used outdoors, it is also necessary to focus on their UV resistance. Well-chosen materials will keep both their properties and appearance for a long time to come.
Ropes and cords have a wide range of uses. Elastic braided rope or straps can be used to secure or hold materials. A bricklayers string line will make building work easier, and a solid starter cord is suitable for any motorized mechanism. Avalanche cords are popular for their distinctive colours, which you just can't miss.
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