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Cotton ropes are used for sash cord, clothesline, and Venetian blind cords. Cotton is also the most common rope composition chosen in the construction or ropes used as animal toys and novelty products. Read More…

Cotton Rope Cotton rope is a type of natural cordage made from twisted cotton fibers. Cotton rope is known for its high handling quality; it is soft and pliable and can be handled by workers without causing irritation or injury.
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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 $$$

Chute a Blondeau, ON  |  613-674-2728

Since 1976, we have created quality ropes that our customers can rely on. We believe in creating quality products that will uphold the safety needs of your company as well as meet or exceed your every demand. We believe in building relationships with our customers that last a lifetime. You can learn more about us or our products by contacting our offices today!

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Atlantic Braids $$$

Biddeford, ME  |  800-788-7673

We are a manufacturer of high quality rope that is used in a variety of applications including arbor, climbing, guiding, industrial safety, rope rescue, work access and OEM. We are committed to innovative processes and product development. Call or visit us online today for me detailed information. We look forward to working with you soon!

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Sterling Rope $$$

Northbrook, IL  |  847-564-9016

All Gear, Inc. specializes in exclusive products for Utility, Arborist, Construction and H.D. Marine Supply, including twisted and braided rope, cords, twine, tie downs, and slings. We offer ropes in nylon, polypropylene, polyethylene, polyester, manila, and cotton. At All Gear, Inc., we are environmentally conscious and see it as our co-responsibility to minimize the waste and energy used.

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All Gear, Inc. $$$

Lafayette, GA  |  800-282-7673

PMI supplies the vertical world with the ropes and equipment it needs. We offer both nylon and polyester static ropes, available in a number of different lengths. Our commitment is to provide you with high quality rope, which is why we are actively involved in the Cordage Institute along with ANSI, ASTM, NFPA and UIAA. If you’re craving a climb, you can trust our rope to get you there.

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Pigeon Mountain Industries $$$
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Apparel drawstrings, hammocks, jump ropes, furniture accessories, some kinds of gift packaging bags and other products for use in non-demanding applications can involve the use of cotton rope. One drawback to cotton rope is its diminished strength and durability compared to other natural and synthetic fibers. Cotton rope's low strength and susceptibility to degradation in the presence of oil, water, or other chemicals make it impractical in demanding industrial or commercial applications.

Alternative natural fibers like manila and synthetic fibers like nylon and polypropylene are almost always chosen over cotton for such applications. Such fibers exhibit much higher qualities of strength and resistance to chemicals and are more widely used in industry and commerce.

Cotton rope, like all other rope varieties, can be constructed in a number of ways. Braiding involves twisting individual cotton fibers into strands and then interweaving those strands into a rope. Twisting involves simply twisting cotton fibers around each other. Rope suppliers offer cotton rope in both configurations. In order to prevent fraying and unraveling, the ends of cotton rope products are usually protected by windings and, in some cases, shrink wrapping. Cotton rope is chosen because of its softness compared to other natural and synthetic rope varieties.

Synthetic ropes, especially those used in heavy industrial applications, can be bristly and even abrasive, making them unsuitable for most of the applications for which cotton rope is used. Cotton is also non-toxic, which makes it a more appropriate rope composition material than synthetic fibers when used in the construction of animal toys. It is also inexpensive, making it an ideal material for large-scale application in small consumer packaging applications. Decorative gift bags, for example, are often fitted with cotton rope handles. Such bags can be reused, making them ecologically friendly compared to other packaging varieties like gift wrap.

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