What is Polyhemp rope?

Polyhemp rope is a weatherproof rope that will not shrink in length or expand in diameter when wet. As it is made from polypropylene it has the hard wearing qualities of a synthetic rope whilst retaining the look and feel of a natural hemp rope.

Does Polyhemp rope stretch?

Often referred to as Polyhemp rope or Hempex rope. This synthetic rope is considered to be low stretch and will not shrink, swell or rot when it gets wet. Ideal for any outdoor rope project where a traditional rope look is required.

What is the best size decking rope?

Polyhemp is a synthetic fibre rope that has the look and feel of a natural fibre rope. Unlike natural fibre ropes it is weatherproof and doesn’t shrink when it gets wet, making it ideal for outside use. 24mm is a very popular size for decking posts.

Is hemp rope the strongest rope?

36 mm (1 1/2 in.) Used as a classic ship line, as a climbing rope and for decoration, our hemp rope is 100% natural, environmentally friendly and biodegradable….

Diameter Tensile Strength (lbs)
10mm 1749
12mm 26073
14mm 3322
16mm 4389

How strong is Polyhemp rope?

This rope has an approximate breaking strain of 300kg. * PLEASE NOTE – All tensile break strength tests are carried out to ensure that product & manufacturing processes are being met. These tests are not a certification for the product when it is to be used in a lifting or pulling process.

What happens to hemp rope when it gets wet?

When natural fibres come into contact with water (rain, dew, immersion, humidity etc) the fibres absorb water causing them to swell. The expansion of the width of the fibre causes the length to shrink.

Does decking rope shrink?

As with all natural fibre ropes please note it will shrink between 6 & 10% when wet , then when it dries it will revert to it’s original length.

How do you fix rope to decking posts?

Cup ends fittings are an ideal way to terminate your rope, simply fasten a cup end to a decking post (Screws provided), insert the end of your rope and screw in the fixing screw, through the centre of the fitting and your rope will be secured instantly adding a professional touch to your decking.

How long does hemp rope last outside?

Synthetic Hemp rope remains constant so you always know where you are with it. Both last the longest outside – hopefully 8 years or more.

Which rope is strongest?

For superior strength and remarkable stretching capabilities, nylon is the rope of choice. Stronger than both manila and polypropylene, nylon commonly finds itself pulling the heaviest loads and bearing the most weight.