"Synthetic Web Slings should always be protected from being cut by corners, edges, protrusions, or abrasive surfaces"
Nylon Web slings are constructed of nylon synthetic webbing material and offer several attractive features which promote their popularity among rigging products. They are often selected when expensive, highly polished, fragile or delicate loads must be lifted. The softness of the web will not mar, deface or scratch loads, while its flexibility assures a firm, secure grip around the item being lifted. The light weight of the material, combined with superb flexibility allow the slings to be quickly and safely handled by riggers. Web slings have the ability to elongate, absorbing and minimizing the effects of heavy shock loads. Nylon slings may stretch 6-8% at rated capacity. Long life cycles may be experienced since synthetic web is unaffected by moisture, mildew, rot and certain chemicals. Nylon web slings are manufactured from heavy duty material that has been surface "treated" to improve abrasion resistance, seal out moisture, and prevent grit from penetrating the web and causing internal wear. Slings can be fabricated from single or multiple plies, may include accessories such as edge guard, wear pads, sleeves, hardware and are available in several configurations: Each synthetic material has its own unique properties. Certain synthetic materials perform better than others in specific applications and environments. Consult the sling manufacturer or a qualified person for a specific application or before using in and around chemical environments.