Polyester and nylon slings: 6 features
Polyester or nylon slings, of them, have advantages and disadvantages. Their similarities lie in both of them being synthetic slings used for a variety of applications.
- Both are perfect for sensitive loads as they prevent loads from being scratched or crushed.
- Both are lightweight yet strong enough to withstand heavy loads.
- They are very affordable
- Their lifting capacity is affected, if not weakened, by dirt and abrasion
- Both cannot withstand extreme temperatures (-40F of heat, and 194F of cold)
- However, each sling has particular features which the other does not have. The answer to the question of which sling is better would depend on how and for which purpose the sling would be used for.
Nylon vs Polyester Slings: Which is Better?
Truthfully, the choice between nylon and polyester slings wholly depends on the requirements of the project, its limitations, and its priorities.
- Nylon slings have more stretch, best suited for loads that need extra stretch potential, but can’t be used near acids or bleaches.
- Polyester slings are softer, provide a secure grip, and hug to load surfaces better but they can’t be used near ethers or alkalis.