Material properties

material Nylon Polyester Polypropylene Polyethylene Cotton
abbreviation PA PES PP PE Cotton
specific gravity 1,14 1,38 0,91 0,96 1,4
melting point degrees Celsius 220 358 165 150
UV light resistance good very good satisfactory good satisfactory
resistance to alkalis good up to 100C good up to. 20C very good good satisfactory
acid resistance sensitive very good very good very good unsatisfactory
resistance solvents good good good good unsatisfactory
resistance rotting or mould very good very good very good very good unsatisfactory
water absorption 1-7% 0,52% 0% 0% 25%
abrasion resistance very good very good good good satisfactory