The Free Online Aquaculture Dictionary

Characteristics of synthetic fibres

 

Material

Characteristic

P.A.6.6

P.A.6

P.E.S.

P.E.

PP

Fibre density (g/cm3)

1.14

1.14

1.38

0.96

0.91

Breaking strength

V.High

V.High

High

High

High in continuous filament form)

Breaking strength wet as % of dry above)

85 - 95%

85 95%

100%

100%

100%

Weight in water (as % of dry weight)

12

12

28

buoyant

buoyant

Resistance to sustained load

Very high

Very high

Very high

Medium

High

Resistance to repeated load

Very high

Very high

Very high

Low

High

Resistance to shock loading

Very high

Very high

High

Medium

High

Elongation (dry) at 30% of breaking strength

23.3%

23.3%

5%

10 15%

8.5%

Extensibility (wet)

High

High

Low

Moderate

Low

Stiffness

Flexible

Flexible

Moderately stiff

Stiff

Stiff

Softness

Soft

Soft

Moderate

Moderate

Hard

Resistance to weathering without treatment

Medium

Medium

High

Medium

Low Medium

Resistance to fouling

Moderate

Moderate

-

Low

Moderate

Resistance of untreated and uncoloured material to sunlight

Medium

Medium

High

Medium

Medium

Reistance to rotting

V. High

V.High

V.High

V.High

V.High