PolyPlus Braid

Custom and Specialty Ropes


PolyPlus Braid

PolyPlus Braid is an affordable 12-strand single-braid rope constructed of high-tenacity polyester plied over "Para-ep" polyolefin in each individual strand.

A unique plying technique as well as a generous proportion of polyester to olefin is coupled with Yale’s exclusive Aralube treatment to optimize the rope’s abrasion resistance. The "Para-ep" provides body to the rope and enhances its handling characteristics while keeping the rope’s weight to a minimum.

The two-end-per-carrier structure makes the rope very easy to splice, and it is entirely torque balanced. PolyPlus Braid is the strongest single-braid polyester/polyolefin blended rope available and is always manufactured with dual red strands.

PolyPlus Braid Specifications and Data

Diameter (Inches) Average Spliced Break Strength *(Lbs) Minimum Spliced Break Strength *(Lbs) Maximum Working Load 5:1 **(Lbs) Weight (Lbs/100f)
1/4 2,300 2,070 460 1.5
3/8 4,500 4,050 900 3.5
7/16 6,000 5,400 1,200 4.5
1/2 8,500 7,650 1,700 6.2
9/16 10,250 9,225 2,050 7.1
5/8 12,000 10,800 2,400 9.8
3/4 17,000 15,300 3,400 13.1

* Knots and abrupt bends significantly reduce the strength of all ropes and lower the maximum working load.
** Working load is based on static or moderately dynamic lifting/pulling operations. Instantaneous changes in load, up or down, in excess of 10% of the rope’s rated working load constitute hazardous shock load and would void the normal working-load recommendation. Consult Yale Cordage for guidelines for working loads and the safe use of rope.


Green working 395 ft. lbs./lb.
Red ultimate 8,228 ft. lbs./lb.

Specific Gravity: 1.25

Dielectric Strength: The maximum allowable leakage for clean, dry PolyPlus Braid is 100 micro- amperes when tested at 100kV per Yale Method 712- 1701 Rev 1 “Routine Production Test.” Absorbed and entrained moisture or impurities will increase rope’s conductivity dramatically.

Maximum Working Load
Minimum Break Strength
Average Break Strength

PolyPlus Braid Splicing Instructions

Approved Splice Technique: #10015101 (Single Braid Eye Splice).