Lightweight, strong and economical, twisted polypropylene is a good rope for jobs, hobbies and recreational use around water as it floats on the surface. This buoyancy also gives it good dielectric properties, which means it won't conduct an electric current if it touches a live electrical wire, so it's a great choice to use if you're working around utility wire, trimming trees, etc. The slippery surface also makes it useful for pulling cable through conduit and for general tie down use. Because it does not absorb liquids, it has excellent resistance to mildew, rot, petroleum products, marine organisms, acids and alkalis. Twisted polypropylene rope is also easy to splice and less prone to unwinding.