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Polyethylene/PE rope



Polyethylene/PE rope

Our polyethylene or PE ropes are available in different colours, including green and black, and in 3 or 4 strand constructions. This monofilament fibre is resistant against abrasion and widely used in fishing. It usually comes in a 220 metre coil.

This monofilament fibre is resistant against abrasion and widely used in fishing. It usually comes in a 220 metre coil.

Polyethylene or PE ropes also float, like polypropylene (PP) ropes, and have a density of around 0.96. These PE ropes are very widely used for a number of different applications. The melting point of polypropylene is 135°C.

Atlantic Avitaillement offers all types of polyethylene ropes.

Polyethylene/PE rope

Technical Specifications

– Comes in 220 metre coil. Other lengths available on request subject to quantity.

– Colour: green (available in black, white, orange and blue for PE strand)

– Most common applications: buoy ropes for basket traps, furling lines, mooring, tuna rafts etc.

– Melting point: 135°C

– Relative density: +/- 0.96

– Floating/Non-Floating: floating.

– Elongation at break: approx. 26%.

– Abrasion resistance: good

– Fatigue resistance:

– UV resistance: good

– Water absorption: no

– Splicing: easy

– Test method: EN919

– Also known as: polymethylene

Just some of our constructions:

3 or 4 strand polyethylene rope

Our standard polyethylene comes with 3 and 4 strands. This floating monofilament fibre comes in 220m by 200m and is resistant against abrasion and frequent use for fishing. Available in green, black etc. and in standard 220 metre coil.

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Polyethylene strand

To protect the cod end, it is customary to strengthen underneath with different coloured polyethylene strands according to the geographic area and usual practice (orange PE strands, blue PE strands, black PE strand etc.).

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Did you know?

Polyethylene is a polymer blend like other materials such as PVC, PP and PS. Annual production of PE is estimated at 90 million tonnes. Polyethylene is classed according to its density and the two most widely known are MDPE and HDPE (medium-density polyethylene and high-density polyethylene respectively). This is obtained through the polymerisation of ethylene monomers (PE).