Ropes in Kenya are made by the use of grass, fur from animal skin, reeds from swampy areas and leather. Machines are also used to make different types of ropes. Ropes are manufactured by machines using artificial materials. There are various ropes that have been manufactured for particular tasks in which each performs its suited task and also they have their stamina and shortcoming when it comes to delivering their service. The following are the Most common types of synthetic ropes
Natural rope consists of products that are friendly to the environment such as sisal, silk, cotton, hemp and other natural fibres. It is usually strong but not like synthetic rope because it is destroyed by water, mould and ultra violet rays. If one is knotted. Natural materials make this natural rope. If one yearns for a good rope it is best he or she chooses natural rope the reason being it is secure and when it is being knotted it is not slippery. Natural rope is composed from materials that are naturally found and it is easy to eliminate since it is biodegradable.
Artificial ropes are prepared from the following material; nylon, polyester and polypropylene. They are more popular because of durability and they can stay for long in service than the natural ropes . Artificial ropes have a lifespan of about 30% longer than the natural ropes. They are easily damaged and thus are excellent for airy use. They have elasticity and also absorb shock which makes them good for applying in towing and lifting.
These types of ropes are durable as they are UV resistant and thus they can be used for outdoor activities. This quality and many more makes it among the most common types of synthetic ropes
This type of rope is popular. It is used in crafting, camping and in children and pet toys. It is also best for a safe environment since It is biodegradable. It is not lasting because it is destroyed by water or wet weather conditions. It is soft thus having a soft feel on one’s hands. Cotton rope having been made out of cotton makes it lighter hence easing carriage from one place to another.
This type of natural hemp rope and synthetic rope is strong, durable and is used in fishing nets, exercising and for farm tasks. The rope can get destroyed when it is exposed to wetness or wet condition. When the rope gets wet, it weakens which makes it difficult to remove the knots that have been tied. One can only remove the knots by first exposing them to wetness and after it gets wet, one should dry it before tying the rope.
In conclusion, the above types are the most common types of synthetic ropes in Kenya. Each rope has its function and is used for various functions as mentioned above. Each rope should be used according to its purpose and carefully.