Webbing is commonly used because of how strong a fabric it is. It is used for a wide array of different applications between home, commercial, and art. Webbing is made in many different materials, but of all of them, polyester and polypropylene are amongst the most commonly used. Because of all their benefits, both types are often used for commercial and industrial applications.
Knowing the difference between both materials, meaning their advantages and disadvantages, will make it easier to make a smart decision while shopping.
Color options: Nylon is limited to neon and basic colors, whereas polyester is available in vibrant patterns because of sublimation. If you are concerned with how your wire rope looks, consider polypropylene.
UV protection: Nylon, when left out in the sun for too long, will begin to fade and look dull. Polypropylene is resistant to bleeding and retains its colors more vibrantly.
Strength: both types of webbing are strong, but polypropylene is less strong when compared to nylon. If high strength is required, nylon webbing is your best option.
Marine environments: polypropylene floats in water, and so it makes a great tie down. Nylon webbing is weak when wet and can also stretch. When wet, polyester webbing is very strong.
Durability: nylon is the more durable of the two materials. Polypropylene and polyester webbing are similar to nylon, but they are lighter than nylon.
If you need help choosing between webbing materials, you should not hesitate to give our talented team a call.