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For all twine, cables, cordage, and rope, fibers are the building blocks. Consequently, in order to best understand rope and the rope that you need for your business, you must first understand the different kinds of fibers and their varying properties. When it comes to industrial fibers, there are both synthetic and natural variations used for cordage. Here’s a cheat sheet to help you understand the most common synthetic and natural, indu… Read more

Posted by Quality Nylon Rope on 2nd Aug 2017

Have you ever wondered: what is the difference between nylon rope and polyester rope? If you have, you’re not alone. In fact, this is one of our most frequently asked questions. At QNR, we are happy to share our expert knowledge of ropes to help you find the best rope for your needs. Not sure what kind of rope you need? Learn the difference between nylon and polyester rope:Differences Nylon and polyester are both strong, syn… Read more

Posted by Quality Nylon Rope on 14th Dec 2016

Sometimes, hearing the word  polyester can make people cringe. Immediately, they think of old, outdated fabric and tacky leisure suits from the seventies. But the history of polyester is a rich and complex story. It is a fiber for which there are many benefits and useful applications. Here is an overview, the history and benefits of polyester:What is Polyester? First, let’s go over the basics. Polyester is a synthetic fiber derived… Read more
The topic of stretch comes up almost as much with rope/cordage products as it does with bungee/stretch cord. As our support desk responds to your phone calls and emails on the topic of stretch, we thought it best to put some notes together that may help you make a decision. Some Key Points on stretch: Polyester has less stretch than does nylon or polypropylene. Cotton has less than polyester but doesn’t last very l… Read more

Posted by Quality Nylon Rope on 12th Nov 2015

Nylon or Polyester Rope? You can get whatever rope best fits your application, but most folks go with Polyester. Here’s why – All of our nylon and polyester products are manufactured with industrial grade fibers. Since about the mid 1980’s, these industrial grade fibers are so close in performance that most suppliers and retailers use them interchangeably. Either way, many simply label them as nylon due… Read more