The material that a safety net is made of is one of the biggest factors which determines it’s strength and ability to perform it’s task of catching falling objects. Different materials can be used for different purposes depending on what the net has been designed for.
What are our nets made of? The nets we supply are made of high tenacity polypropylene. Polypropylene, sometimes also called polypropene, is a type of thermoplastic polymer many different applications ranging from packaging and labeling, stationery, plastic parts and containers, lab equipment, loudspeakers, even polymer banknotes. And of course, safety nets and ropes.
The benefit of polypropylene is that it is normally tough and flexible, especially when copolymerised with ethylene. This makes polypropylene a suitable engineering plastic and excellent alternative to materials such as ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene). It is also reasonably economical and can be made translucent when uncolored as well as opaque/coloured.
Polypropylene makes an excellent material for safety nets due to it’s characteristics and has proven to be excellent for the job. To see more details, visit our specifications page.