Polypropylene is the most popular all-purpose rope for the average consumer. It is economically priced and has a wide range of functionality. It is highly flexible and has minimum stretch. Polypropylene has great loading resistance.
Polypropylene is functional because it has good abrasion qualities as well a chemical resistant. It is the light weight and floats, and is very popular for pool markers and water sports.
Poly can be affected by sunlight deterioration, more than any other synthetic or natural fiber rope, but its life can be extended by storing it away from direct sunlight. Polypropylene begins to weaken and melt at 150°F, the lowest melting point of all synthetic ropes.