I’m working on a special project and wanted to know the weight capacity/tension on the 2mm plastic chain
Dear Ann As we are simply a pet supply company and our plastic chain is used for bird toys, the 2 mm chain would serve parakeets and cockatiels, little birds to nibble on, hand lightweight toys, we have not had the weight test issue come up.
I took a heavy item in our store with a handle (gallon jug of cleaner weighing almost 9 lb and using an S hook dangled the jug and it did not break, but who knows if it would later.
Then I tried it on a handled bag of bird food weighing 25 lb and it broke about 4 links up.
The bag of bird food was only a couple of inches off the ground so it was not damaged. I have nothing else here I can try with a hole or handle This is a plastic chain made in China. Not meant for heavy use and there could be inconsistencies in the links (one thinner than another), so I am sorry, I can’t help any further. You could buy some and test yourself. It is available in 2 mm, 3 mm, 6 mm, and 8 mm. Thank you, Catherine