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Manila rope is a very durable and flexible rope material, making its use essential in a wide variety of industries. Manila rope is used in fishing, shipping, ranching, construction, architectural, climbing and agricultural environments. Read More…

Manila Rope Manila rope is a specific type of cordage made from hemp fibers and commonly used in a variety of industries due to its strength and resistance to sunlight and saltwater.
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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 $$$

Lenexa, KS  |  800-492-6195

At TYTAN International, LLC, we provide top-of-the-line products in the agricultural field. Our rope and tape products are unmatched, and we ship from various locations, so your products always come to you fast. We offer duct tape, vinyl tape, masking tape, polyurethane tape, HVAC tape, packaging tape, barricade tape, caution tape, and specialty tape. We also carry a variety of tape dispensers for anything from light duty to heavy duty. Our rope products are just as vast, including nylon rope, shock cord, poultry cord, manila rope, flagpole rope, cotton rope and many more!

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TYTAN International, LLC $$$

Anacortes, WA  |  360-293-8488

Cortland® Cable is your ISO 9001:2000 certified, number one problem solver for ropes. We engineer and manufacture ropes, cables and strength members to meet your strictest requirements for marine, terrestrial and aerospace applications. We also design electrical and fiber optic cables and medical products. Our highly engineered solutions are tough enough and flexible enough for any job.

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Cortland Cable Company $$$

Niantic, CT  |  860-848-1113

JB Rope Supply has been a wholesale buyer and seller of rope for almost 30 years. We carry a full line of rope and cordage that is ready for immediate shipment. With our years of experience and knowledge, we have the opportunity to bring you exceptional quality at a competitive price. Our excellent customer service and product knowledge is what puts us above the rest. We hope to hear from you!

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JB Rope Supply $$$

Canal Winchester, OH  |  800-258-6574

Our goal is to make the highest quality rope. At Atwood Rope, we manufacture any rope a customer demands at an affordable price. Choices include: braided rope, cordage, cotton rope, elastic shock cord, Kevlar rope, nylon rope, & polypropylene rope. All rope is manufactured in the USA. Applications include military, safety & rescue, shipping, rappelling, boating, landscape, hunting & more.

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Atwood Rope MFG. $$$
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Manila rope is used in the crafting of handcrafts, bags, carpets, clothing, furniture and landscaping as with decorative fencing due to its visual appeal. More than aesthetics, the natural abaca plant hemp fibers used in the production of this rope are resistant to UV light and water, making it particularly useful in outdoor and sea contexts as does its ability to hold knots firmly.

Manila is fast absorbing and snap resistant, allowing safe use in pulleys and winches. Although it will burn at temperatures greater than 180° F, these ropes will not melt like many synthetics will. This heat resistance adds to the rope's mechanical capabilities. While it does not stretch, manila ropes may shrink when wet. When a wet rope dries it can become stiff and tight. For this reason many new ropes are immersed in water and dried before initial use as shrinkage decreases with each wetting. In some situations, such as nautical knots, pre-wetting is not used as the hardening and tightening of the knot may be desirable.

Manila rope begins with fibers from the abaca plant. This tropical specimen is native to the Philippines, making that country one of the largest manila rope producers. These natural fibers are spun to make yarn that is then braided or twisted to make the rope. Both twisted and braided varieties are popular, though twisted ropes are more susceptible to unraveling. As texture and softness varies among the abaca plant, the origin of a particular rope is important in the grade or rating of manila rope. This system takes into account the strength, manner of cleaning and color of the Manila hemp as well as fiber length.

The natural qualities of these fibers are often enhanced with treatments such as copper napthenate, tar or tallow to minimize loss of strength due to fungi, mildew and rot in addition to adding protection against chaffing in high stress situations. While abaca fibers will resist water and sunlight, they are not resistant to chemical corrosion. The available treatments can provide this feature and prolong the working life of manila rope. While grade and treatment are important, further considerations include strength lifts, abrasion resistance, flexibility, lay and cord size. Rope suppliers may provide insight into the rope requirements for a specific task.

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