What is HMPE Rope?

Here at The Rope Guru we offer a handful of HMPE Rope. Why is it called HMPE rope? The rope type is named after high modulus polyethylene, a popular material which is used to make different types of rope constructions. HMPE rope is also called ultra high molecular weight polyethylene, this rope offers a wide range of durability and performance properties, all depending on the kind of grade and consistency of the fiber make up.

Not all HMPE ropes are created equally. There have been studies done which demonstrates the importance of paying attention to specific design factors which will affect the rope performance and longevity.

Factors that affect longevity:

The design of the rope is critical to it’s service life.

A longer braid cycle lengths have a negative impact on abrasion resistance.

A longer braid cycle length has a negative impact on tension fatigue life.

A longer braid cycle length has a positive impact on strength efficiency.

The design of your HPME rope plays a critical rope in determining the service life and performance of the rope. If you’re unsure about which of our HPME rope products would best suite your needs we would be more than happy to help point you in the right direction. Please contact us with any questions or to learn more specifics about a certain rope product.