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Common Cargo Net

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Isn’t it amazing to know the materials used in creating a cargo net? In this article we will try to talk about those materials and how to make a cargo net.

On the previous article on cargo net I’ve explained a detailed amount of information about cargo net. You can read it one more time and add it as one of your reference article. This time we will talk about the materials used for cargo nets and how you can make your own cargo net.

What are the materials used for a Cargo Net?

People look at a cargo net as simply as it can be. But have you ever thought what materials they are made of? I’ve provided a list for you about this:

    • Polypropylene Yarn

It is a thermoplastic polymer, made by the chemical industry and used in a wide variety of applications, including packaging, textiles (for example ropes, thermal underwear and carpets), stationery, plastic parts and reusable containers of various types, laboratory equipment, loudspeakers, automotive parts, and polymer banknotes. -by Wikipedia.com

    • High-density polyethylene

It is a polyethylene thermoplastic made from petroleum. It takes 1.75 kilograms of petroleum (in terms of energy and raw materials) to make one kilogram of HDPE. HDPE is commonly recycled, and has the number “2” as its recycling symbol. -by Wikipedia.com

    • Elastic Rubber

It’s an elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into various products. -by Word Net Web.Princeton.edu

    • Polyester and rubber

Polyester is a category of polymers which contain the ester functional group in their main chain. Although there are many types of polyester, the term “polyester” as a specific material most commonly refers to polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Polyesters include naturally occurring chemicals, such as in the cutin of plant cuticles, as well as synthetics through step-growth polymerization such as polycarbonate and polybutyrate. Natural polyesters and a few synthetic ones are biodegradable, but most synthetic polyesters are not. -by Wikipedia.com

These are just among the common materials that cargo nets are made of. The video below shows you how you can make your own cargo net.



These series of articles can be bookmarked as your reference. You can place your comments or link to this article on your site. Take time to read “All about Cargo Net” and learn more about cargo nets.