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Rope suppliers produce an extensive variety of cords in varying compositions and braiding and twisting patterns. Cords are among the oldest utilities in existence, and their use predates recorded history. They are essential in a great diversity of industrial, commercial and consumer products contexts. Read More…

Cordage Cordage is a general term used in reference to many varieties of rope, cords, lines and other varieties of braided and twisted fibers.
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Sellersville, PA  |  888-218-6366

Since our beginning in 1967, we have had experience designing, manufacturing and distributing the highest quality braided ropes and cords. Braided ropes and cordage are produced in all common fibers.

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CSR Incorporated $$$

Joliet, IL  |  800-798-7673

We are the cordage and rope manufacturer to seek for nylon rope; polypropylene/polyester combination; polypropylene rope; sisal, manila and cotton rope; diamond, double and solid braided ropes; elastic shock cord; or cotton and synthetic twine. Phoenix can also cut, dye, splice and treat your order.

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Phoenix Rope & Cordage Co. $$$

Fargo, ND  |  800-217-8925

Whether you need rope for heavy pulling or everyday decoration, Hercules Bulk Ropes can help. Since 1975, Hercules Bulk Ropes supplies the highest quality rope at competitive prices. We want to be your number one source for all your rope needs. Our prices will entice you, but our customer-friendly service and expertise will keep you coming back again and again!

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Hercules Bulk Ropes $$$

Carrollton, GA  |  770-834-7515

As a small, veteran owned business, BlueWater Ropes traces its roots back to 1903. In 1955, we were the first American manufacturer in our industry to obtain ISO 9000 Certification. We manufacture American-made kernmantle caving rope, synthetic low elongation rope, manila ropes, safety ropes and other cordage products. We serve Work & Rescue, Recreation and OEM customers.

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BlueWater Ropes $$$

New Bedford, MA  |  800-260-8599

R&W Rope is a family owned and operated distributor of rope and cordage since 1985. Our mission at R&W Rope is to make our customers happy; we do this by having the best value, quality, and service available. We have polyester, cotton, recycled plastic, synthetic manila, and nylon rope available. R&W Rope has ropes for marine, climbing, safety & rescue, towing, utility rope industries, and so much more. For more information about R&W Rope call us today!

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R&W Rope $$$
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Ropes have been put to use in construction, building maintenance, sports and a host of other industrial, commercial and recreational contexts for centuries, and their use continues today. Ropes are particularly important marine components; the safe and reliable mooring of ships at ports and docks would be impossible without cordage. In order to accommodate all of the different contexts in which cordage is applied, a wide variety of cordage compositions and configurations are available.

Historically, natural fibers like manila, cotton and hemp were used in the construction of ropes. With the development of synthetic materials like nylon and polypropylene, natural fibers began to decrease in prominence in favor of synthetic fibers. Synthetic fibers, when applied in marine contexts, offer superior qualities of strength and resistance to the hazards of long term moisture and salt exposure to which maritime cordage is constantly subjected. These benefits were realized by rope users in other contexts as well, and they have surpassed natural fiber ropes in terms of frequency of use in most applications.

Each of the different cordage varieties offers its own set of unique qualities. Polypropylene, for example, is popular in marine contexts because of its low cost and natural buoyancy. Especially in the case of recreational watercraft use, small polypropylene docking lines are useful because they will not sink if accidentally dropped in water. Nylon rope is prized for its capacity for withstanding shock without breaking; such qualities are useful in marine applications as well as in construction, both of which contexts involve the pulling or securing of heavy loads.

Elastic cords are essential in many shipping contexts as well as in consumer load hauling applications. They range in length from tens of feet to just a few feet, and they are usually affixed with metal hooks on each end that can fasten together, to other elastic cords or other objects. Many other kinds of synthetic and natural cordage are applied in many other contexts. The most important considerations in advance of cord application are suitability of cord composition and the demands of its application.

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