8 Plait Polyprop - 5mm

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A multiplait or 8 plait construction allows for a hardwearing rope that is made from polypropylene yarns. With a specific gravity less than 1 this means that the rope is able to float.

Suitable for light use in a wide range of applications. 

Data Table
Diameter (mm)Weight (kg/100)Breaking Strain (kg)
2 0.1 50
3 0.4 130
4 0.7 275
5 1.1 440
6 1.5 560
8 2.7 1.060
10 3.0 1.400
Technical Information
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Construction 8 Plait  
Material Polypropylene  
Specific gravity 0.91  
Resistance to acid Yes  
Resistance to alkali Yes  
Resistance to UV Yes  
Resistance to heat ^160 C  
Extension at 50% 19%
Extension at break 25%
Features and Benefits
  • 8-strand polypropylene construction
  • European stabilised polypropylene
  • Wide colour range
  • Light weight 
  • Easy to handle
  • Flexible and soft to touch
  • Improved UV resistance
Typical Applications
  • All floating ropes
  • Dinghy control lines
  • Buoyancy aids
  • General purpose ties