Nylon / Polyamide rope
We offer a full range of polyamide nylon ropes, small nylon braids with hawser ropes and double-braided coaxial Noblecor ropes with larger diameters. EuropaRope supplies polyamide nylon ropes made from superior-quality multifilament rope. The quality of the nylon or polyamide and its unique properties produces nylon rope that is far superior to any other. Nylon or polyamide rope has elasticity as well as excellent resistance against abrasion and breakage. All our polyamide or nylon ropes are available with 3, 4 and 6 strands and 8 and 12 strands for hawsers and braided ropes. Polyamide nylon rope comes with two types of nylon: nylon quality 6 and nylon quality 6.6. Also available is stranded nylon for highly specialised applications.
– Construction is polyamide fibre quality 6.6 (special NEXIS origin for high tuna boat ropes)
– Comes in 3 strand 200 metre coil and in 4 strand 220 metre coil. Other lengths available on request subject to quantity.
– All colours available (customisation on request)
– Most common usage: trawl nets, tuna fishing, mooring, hawser rope, anchoring etc.
– Melting point: 250°C
– Relative density: +/- 1.14
– Floating/Non-Floating: non-floating.
– Abrasion resistance: excellent
– Fatigue resistance: greater than polyester.
– UV resistance: good
– Abrasion resistance: excellent
– Water absorption: low
– Contraction: yes
– Splicing: easy when dry
– Test method: EN919 ISO2307
Just some of our constructions:
6 strand polyamide rope (standard)
6 strand rope made with alternated excellent quality multifilament and monofilament nylon. Excellent resistance against abrasion, ideal as a hawser or mooring rope: excellent resistance against abrasion, lightweight, wear and tear etc.
Braided helical polyamide halyard with bituminous treatment
Braided helical polyamide halyard with bituminous treatment - this is a helical polyamide nylon braid with bituminous treatment for various applications in trawl fishing and tuna fishing
Did you know?
Origin of nylon
Nylon is the name of a plastic polyamide 66 material used as a textile fibre. It was invented on 28 February 1935 by Wallace Carothers who worked for Du Pont de Nemours at the time, an American chemical company. He committed suicide before giving his polyamide 66 a trade name. It wasn’t until 1938 that a committee of three managers at Du Pont de Nemours came together to give polyamide a name.
Where does the name nylon come from?
Several versions of this story exist, as is often the case!
According to some, nylon is a combination of NY for New York and LON for London.
Another version says that one of the tree committee members, Dr Gladding, suggested noron (no run), which then became Nuron, closer to the words cotton or rayon. This is the official version confirmed by the company Du Pont de Nemours.
However, there is a third theory to explain the trade name of nylon: the word is an acronym made up of the initials of the wives of the five chemists who helped invent polyamide 66: Nancy, Yvonne, Louella, Olivia and Nina.
Nylon was patented but the word was never filed as a trademark and so is not written with a capital letter.
The first nylon product ever sold was a toothbrush in February 1938, but it was women’s stockings, introduced in 1940, that were to make it the enormous success it became.
The polyamide family has since grown: aliphatic polyamides including homopolymers and copolymers, semi-aromatic polyamides or polyphthalamides, aromatic polyamides or aramids (Kevlar, for example).
Today we encounter polyamides everywhere we go!
When referring to rope, the term or brand nylon is used as often as polyamide.
Like all synthetic materials used to manufacture rope, polyamide nylon has its benefits… and some drawbacks too!
The greatest advantage of polyamide nylon or PA rope is its elasticity and its ability to absorb energy. This elasticity is useful for certain applications but a drawback for others, in which case polyester or othersynthetic fibres that are more recent and more technical would be better, like the incredible Dyneema, for example. For hawsers, polypropylene is better, as it is usually reinforced with an outer layer of polyester. Polyamide nylon is also very commonly used in many commercial fishing applications, for halyards, braids and other braided and sometimes more specialised ropes (Noblecor, Atlas, etc.).
In terms of drawbacks, a polyamide nylon rope is relatively less resistant to UV rays in marine environments than polyester, for example. The density of polyamide nylon rope is 1.14 and so is referred to as a non-floating rope.