A member was having a heck of a time finding Nylon rope for a snubber, as we recommend, in Europe. After some research I think I have found out why:
What we call Nylon in North America, and the UK, is known as H.T. Polyester in Europe and staff in stores sometimes refer to it as “polyester with stretch”.
Check out this page at Gottifredi Maffioli. One of their mooring line products has a heading of “Nylon Braid” but the detail says H.T. Polyester on the English language page.
Also claims “Elasticity, ease of handling” for this rope, so I think that is a Nylon equivalent.
Anyone have specialized knowledge on this? If so, please leave a comment.
Also see this tip for a source of Nylon in Europe.