The molten plastic is very hot (over 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit), so the line is quickly cooled with water to prevent it from melting your tackle box!
The manufacturing process begins with pellets of the desired polymer. These pellets are fed into a heated extruder, where they are melted down and formed into strands. The strands are then cooled and cut into the desired lengths. Finally, the line is treated with a UV inhibitor to protect it from the sun’s rays.
There are a few different methods that can be used to produce monofilament fishing line. The most common method is called melt spinning. In this process, the polymer matrix is melted and forced through the spinnerets under high pressure. The molten material is then cooled rapidly, typically with air or water, to solidify the strands.
Another method that can be used to produce a monofilament fishing line is called solution spinning. In this process, the polymer is dissolved in a solvent to create a solution. This solution is then extruded through the spinnerets and cooled to solidify the strands. Solution spinning generally results in a fishing line that is more uniform in diameter and has less imperfections than the fishing line that is produced via melt spinning.
Once the monofilament fishing line has been produced, it can be treated with a UV inhibitor to protect it from the sun’s rays. It can also be dyed to create lines of different colors.
This process results in a fishing line that is strong, abrasion-resistant and sinks quickly. Additionally, the monofilament fishing line is less visible underwater than other types of fishing lines, making it ideal for many types of fishing scenarios.
The monofilament fishing line is usually treated with UV light and lubricants to improve its abrasion resistance and knot-holding ability.
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