Cotton Rope

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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 $$$

Waterford, PA  |  604-985-7673

At USA Rope, our goal is to serve customers with the best quality product along with the most responsive service in your industry. We offer custom bulk dyneema rope, spectra rope, winch line systems, and more. All products are made with the latest technology and made in the USA to ensure consistency and longevity within our bulk manufacturing. To learn more about our services, contact USA rope today!

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USA Rope & Recovery $$$

Chester, PA  |  610-494-2378

Whitehill Manufacturing designs and manufactures a wide variety of high performance rope products that are used for marine uses such as oil tankers, crude carriers, war ships, cargo ships and towing vessels. Visit our website for further information.

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Whitehill Manufacturing Corporation $$$

Fall River, MA  |  508-678-8200

New England Ropes proudly serves more markets than any other rope company with marine rope, arborist rope, climbing rope, safety & rescue ropes, industrial & utility ropes, equine ropes, entertainment ropes. Only the finest fibers go into these innovative products designed & tested for the world's most harsh conditions, from mountain to sea. Trusted by the most discriminating customers since 1967.

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New England Ropes $$$

North Vancouver, BC  |  604-985-7673

You can’t beat the Donaldson Ropes promise. With over 40 years experience, Donaldson guarantees the right rope from a large selection of industrial, recreational, agricultural, arborist, marine, theatre & stage ropes & cordage customized for your use, ensuring complete satisfaction and safety every step of the way. We know our ropes, cords & twines, and our name is as strong as our rope!

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Donaldson Ropes Ltd. $$$
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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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