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Iron-E

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Why Nylon Over Polyester Webbing?
« on: September 15, 2020, 04:13:44 AM »
I've been reading up on webbing lately, and I would like to know why nylon is used for slings, PALS, etc over polyester webbing? A lot of what I researched said polyester doesn't stretch as much, low breakage point, UV resistant, water resistant were as Nylon absorbs water and can be damaged, higher stress load, abrasion resistant, etc, etc.... Also, printing camo seems to hold up better on polyester while on nylon it fades pretty quick. On paper polyester webbing looks superior over nylon and polypropylene. But why does everyone use nylon webbing?   
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Re: Why Nylon Over Polyester Webbing?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2020, 09:46:42 AM »
As far as I know, the big points are abrasion resistance and strength.

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Re: Why Nylon Over Polyester Webbing?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2020, 12:56:15 PM »
In the tactical world it is all about fire and loads.

Polyester burns easier then nylon.
Nylon melts, then burns. Polyester melts and burns at the same time.