This 3-strand twisted Superior Nylon is made from 100% high tenacity multifilament nylon fiber. The rope is manufactured at full weight with a medium firm lay, resulting in true nylon performance. Orion Superior Nylon is heat-set with steam in the filament stage. This process leads to reduced hardening in use resulting in a rope with consistent firmness workable throughout its service life. Orion’s proprietary marine finish is applied to each nylon filament to reduce internal yarn abrasion and water absorption. This added step gives the rope extended service life in an outdoor marine environment. All diameters over 5/16″ utilize plied yarn construction, manufactured through a four stage process. The result is a consistent, torque-balanced rope.