What Is Polypropylene Rope?

Polypropylene Rope, sometimes referred to as PP rope is made with a strong and sturdy plastic that is lightweight and floats on water. Polypropylene is more heat resistant than most other polymers but is still a very economical choice. Polypropylene Line is one of the few types of rope that is widely used as a general-purpose line but also used in more demanding applications in water rescue, boating, pulleys, and winches. It is also widely used by utility contractors to pull wire through conduit lines.

What Are Some Popular Ropes Made With Polypropylene?

Pelican Rope offers a wide variety of polypropylene line and braided polypropylene rope. These include water rescue ropes and other ropes made entirely with polypropylene with various strand counts. One of our most sought after lines of ropes is the Rig Master Composite Rope line, which is made with a polyester cover and polypropylene core.

The Rig Master - The Rig Master is Pelican Rope’s line of Composite Ropes constructed with a Polypropylene Core and a cover made of superelastic Polyester. This rope is noted for its comfortable grip and is ideal for marine industry applications. The Rig Master is built with a 3 Strand Construction and available in several different diameters and customizable lengths.

Popular Features Of The Rig Master Composite Rope:

  • Easy To Splice
  • Comfortable Grip
  • Energy Absorbing
  • Abrasion Resistant
  • Great For Utility Lines
  • Ideal For Marine Industries
  • Can Be Used In Lifeline And Rigging
  • An Economic Choice For Water Rescue

What Are Some Characteristics Of Polypropylene?

Polypropylene is unique because it is a sturdy and strong plastic with relatively high resistance to heat. This rope is also known for its long lifespan even in the presence of frequent knotting and untying.

Polypropylene Has The Following Unique Qualities:

  • Resists Shrinking
  • Resists Mildew And Other Rot
  • Lightweight But Sturdy Material
  • Resists Chemicals, Oil, And Gasoline
  • Floats In Both Freshwater and Saltwater
  • More Heat Resistant Than Most Other Polymers
  • An Economical Material Suitable For Multipurpose Use
  • Stays Strong With Friction From Frequent Knotting And Untying

What Kinds Of Polypropylene Rescue Ropes Are Available?

Pelican Rope offers several variations of Polypropylene Water Rescue Ropes. Polypropylene is an excellent material for Water Rescue applications as it is strong but lightweight and floats on both saltwater and freshwater. It has low water absorption and resists mildew and mold. Our Polypropylene Water Rescue Rope is designed with bright colors to ensure visibility and increase safety on the water. Since Polypropylene is strong but inexpensive, it is a great economical alternative to other ropes designed for water rescue.

Features That Make Polypropylene Ideal For Water Rescue:

  • Low Water Absorption
  • Resists Mildew And Mold
  • Floats In Both Saltwater And Freshwater
  • Available In Bright Colors To Increase Visibility

What Are Some Other Uses For Polypropylene Ropes?

Pelican Ropes’ Polypropylene has a number of applications. Aside from Water Rescue, Polypropylene is great as an economical general purpose rope. However since this is a sturdy material, it can be used for some industrial and commercial applications as well.

Some Of Polypropylene’s Other Uses:

  • Pulleys
  • Winches
  • Camping
  • Sailing/Boating
  • Tying Down Tarps
  • Recreational Applications
  • Pulling Wire Through Conduit Lines

Who Is Pelican Rope?

Pelican Rope is a leading manufacturer and distributor of ropes in Santa Ana, California. For over 40 years, Pelican Rope has provided customers with innovative products and reliable service. Pelican Rope is known for pushing the industry in innovation, with signature ropes, such as the Matador, The Tree Viper, The Ape, and The Arborist. We specialize in ropes for tree climbing, rescue work, boating, industrial applications, and marining.

Pelican Rope offers a select variety of ropes made of Polypropylene and Polypropylene Composite Ropes with Polyester covers. Pelican Rope’s Polypropylene ropes are ideal for Water Rescue operations, general-purpose ropes, camping, boating, and use in pulleys and winches. As a more economic alternative to ropes made with other materials, Polypropylene Ropes are unique for their ability to float in water, their lightweight but sturdy construction, and their resistance to wear and tear.

Our customers rely on us to provide them with the highest quality products and exceptional service. Check us out and see why Pelican Rope is the Most Trusted Name In Rope.

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