Polyester or PET rope has a density of around 1.38 making this a heavy non-floating rope. This is one of its biggest drawbacks.
The melting point of polyester is 260°C, which makes it a good choice for ropes that are subject to friction and heat (like some hawsers), a real benefit over other synthetic materials ropes can be made from. Another benefit of polyester rope is that it is easy to splice and highly resistant against UV rays (important feature for hawser rope).
Atlantic Avitaillement offers all types of synthetic polyester ropes.
– Comes in 200 metre coil. Other lengths available on request subject to quantity.
– Colour: white
– Most common applications: mooring buoys, hawser rope, anchoring ring etc.
– Melting point: 260°C
– Relative density: +/- 1.38
– Floating/Non-Floating: non-floating.
– Elongation at break: approx. 23%.
– Abrasion resistance: excellent
– Fatigue resistance: excellent
– UV resistance: excellent
– Water absorption: no
– Splicing: easy
– Test method: EN919
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Did you know?
What is PET?
Polyester is made using a blending method of POLYcondensation via ESTERification (POLY-ESTER)
Just like polyamides, there are three categories of polyester: aliphatic polyesters, semi-aromatic polyesters (including the most widely used and best known, polyester terephthalate, which despite its name, contains no phthalate), and finally aromatic polyester.
A little history…
Polyester terephthalate or PET was patented in 1941 by two British chemists from Manchester, John Rex Whinfield and James Tennant Dickinson. A little later in 1954, the equivalent Dracon, the American polyester, was invented: Polyester Tergal. Polyester Tergal came from PolyesTER GALlicus, or Gallic Polyester.