The following chart illustrates many of the characteristics of fibers that are commonly
used in netting.  The requirements needed for a specific application will determine
the best fiber.  Example:  If the desired result is netting which will floats on the 
surface of water and is resistant to mildew, then Polyethylene is best. 
    Nylon   Ultra High Molecular
    (Polyamide) Polyethylene Weight Polyethylene
Grams per denier  7.0- 9.5 6 30
Shock Load Absorption Excellent Fair Fair
Percent on Break  18-25% 15-20% 3.50%
Creep   Moderate High Moderate
Specific Gravity  1.14 0.95 0.97
Floats   No Yes Yes
Effects of Moisture       
Water Absorption  2-8% None None
Dielectric Properties Poor Excellent Excellent
Resistance to Ultra Violet Good Fair Fair
Resistance to Rot & Mildew Excellent Excellent Excellent
Thermal Properties       
Melts at    420-480 F 275 F 297 F
Resistance to Acids  Fair Excellent Excellent
Resistance to Alkalis Very Good Excellent Excellent
Resistance to Oil and Gas Very Good Very Good Very Good

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