November 13, 2009

PolyPro Netting Panels - Serged Edges

Most of the netting options that Gourock.com supplies are customized panels that are manufactured to specific dimensions, shapes, or specs.  These types of nets are generally built with the DuPont® nylon netting options, or the standard knotless nylon netting construction.  However, there is another option available that functions very, very well for almost any general netting barrier application - especially those those don't require customization of dimensions/design.  For instance, if you are seeking a barrier or impact netting solution that may be considered more "basic" or "general" - the 100% High-Tenacity PolyPro Nets may be exactly what you are looking for.

High-Tenacity PolyPro (HTPP) nets are prefabricated to a variety of relatively common dimensions and mesh sizes.  So for small object barrier (like golf balls, etc.), or larger objects (like baseballs, basketballs, etc.), there is an option for you to aim for.  HTPP nets feature braided/knotless square mesh design, with a 4mm serged-edging around the perimeter of the panel.  "Serging" is a process in textile production that basically fuses a thicker amount of material to the main area.  So in the case of the PolyPro netting panels, there is an edging fused to the outer perimeter to finish-off the mesh, and to aid in the hanging and installation of the netting panel.  You can consider the serged-edge to be an "in-between" option compared to getting bulk netting or a rope-bordered netting panel.

Another notable feature of the HTPP netting, is how it has the aesthetics of nylon and the UV/extrusion characteristics of HDPE (polyethylene).  Nylon is a fibrous material, making it feel and look "cloth-like" in nature; whereas HDPE is a very stiff high-density plastic-type of twine.  And while Nylon's production requires it to be dyed into it's coloring and UV stabilized after looming (in typical cases), HDPE twine is extruded permanently black and with the stabilizers right from the start.  So where does that place the PolyPro?  Well, the HTPP nets are an option that look and feel just like nylon, but are extruded from the start with permanent coloring and 4 units of UV stabilization!  And with lots of convenient dimensions and options to select from, these netting panel options may be exactly what you are seeking for your general netting requirements.

Take a look at the images below that demonstrate the #36 X 1-3/4" PolyPro netting as installed on a tensioned-cable with aluminum snap-hooks.  You can see how the serged-edge functions very well as an attachment point, how the netting looks fantastic, and how it can be slid all the way over to one end when needed (condensing down very easily, just like nylon).  The HTPP nets also install very well with the Home Barrier Poles.


-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

2 comments:

  1. Nice explanation of serging and pics of the snap hook installation are great. I plan to order a 10 x 30 panel for a home lacrosse backstop. Thanks for the info!

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  2. I just ordered a this in 10 X 30 as a basketball backstop to prevent the ball from rolling into my neighbors yard. Can't wait till it gets here. I live in Virginia, so it's got a long way travel...

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