Knotical Marine Lines uses Orion Premium Nylon Ropes as well as New England Rope products for our lines. The information below provides the technical details showing Diameter, Circumference, Raw Lengths, Avg Breaking Strength, Linear Density, and Weight.
The most common nylon ropes used in our products:
99 SERIES 3-STRAND PREMIUM TWISTED BLACK NYLON
Premium quality black nylon ropes uses solution dyed yarn, this assures color consistency throughout the rope. All sizes above 5/16" diameter utilize plied yarns manufactured in a four stage process. Nylon has the highest stretch, strength, and shock absorbency of standard synthetic ropes.
(Available in 3-STRAND TWISTED and 8-BRAID)
Our product is made from 100% high tenacity multifilament nylon fiber. The rope is manufactured at full weight with a medium firm lay, resulting in true nylon performance. Superior Nylon is heat-set with steam in the filament stage. This procedure leads to reduced hardening in the field, resulting in a rope with consistent firmness that remains workable throughout its service life. This proprietary marine finish is applied to each nylon filament to reduce internal yarn abrasion and water absorption. This added step gives the rope extended service life in the outdoor or marine environment. All diameters over 5/16” utilize plied yarn construction, manufactured through a four-stage process. The result is a consistent, torque-balanced rope. Nylon is a high tenacity fiber with elasticity reaching 30%. Superior Nylon is the right choice for applications requiring strength, durability and energy absorption (elasticity). Our nylon ropes meet the weight and exceeds strength standards of the Cordage Institute, and US and Canadian Military. Color thread tracers in a single strand provide identification.
(Available in 3-STRAND TWISTED and 8-BRAID) Our rope selection ensures the manufacturers produce high quality nylon ropes for industrial use. All sizes above 5/16" diameter utilize plied yarns manufactured in a four stage process. We use specific grade raw material sourced from well-known manufacturers. Nylon filament is steam heat set prior to twisting to reduce rope shrinkage in the field. Nylon has the highest stretch, strength, and shock absorbency of any synthetic rope.
DOUBLE BRAID NYLON
Double braid rope is manufactured with a tightly formed jacket, braided over a loosely formed semi-parallel core. High strength is attained through the straighter filament alignment in the core of the rope. The braided cover protects the core with an abrasion resistant barrier.
Nylon double braid has the highest strength to elongation ratio of any rope made of conventional synthetic fiber. With controlled stretch and superior energy absorption, nylon double braid is ideal for marine applications and shock loading. Features of Nylon Double Braid include:
• Each filament is treated with proprietary marine finish to reduce internal yarn abrasion and water absorption. This added step gives the rope extended service life in the outdoor or marine environment.
• Meets weight and exceeds strength standards of the Cordage Institute and US and Canadian Military's Premium quality colored nylon ropes uses solution dyed yarn, this assures color consistency throughout the rope.
4 STAGE NYLON
4-Stage construction, as it relates to 3-strand nylon, is the definition of a stabilization process. During the spinning process the fibers are made up into individual strands of yarn that is the twisted with each other to form a strand. Ultimately the three individual strands are twisted to form the 3-Strand rope.
1. Strand made up of yarn to form strand A
2. Strands made up of A to form B
3. Strands made up of B to form C
4. Three Strand (made up from A,B & C) Nylon Twisted Rope
During this process the line is steamed and heated to shrink the yarns before and after each stage of
building the individual twisted strands that build the finished 3-strand rope.
This process is designed to pre-shrink the rope so that it is stabilized, thus extending its useful life
and minimize shrinking and hardening.