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Rope is a cord of strands consisting of spun fiber threads that are twisted or braided together. Marine ropes must be able to resist the near constant wear and weathering inherent in barge transport, boating, sailing and yachting environments. Read More…

Marine Rope Marine rope is a generalization referring to all cordage, lines and strings used in industrial maritime settings or for nautical purposes.
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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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Military, shipping, fishing transport and travel industries all have marine elements. Additionally, domestic boating and sailing require marine ropes in a number of applications. This diversity necessitates a variety of marine rope products of varying strengths and with multiple purposes. Common applications including netting, anchor, bow, stern and spring lines, tow ropes, barge couplers, rope ladders, buoy mooring as well as winch and pulley lines. Several of these products are needed only in specific contexts, commercial fishing for example, but nearly every vessel needs at least one bow, stern and spring line when docked.

Synthetic materials such as nylon, polypropylene, polyester, amsteel, dyneema and polysteel as well as natural fibers like manila and sisal are used in the manufacturing of marine ropes. Selection is dependent upon the task at hand and its relation to the specific properties of a given material. Polypropylene rope, for example, is used because it floats in water, and sisal rope is used because it holds knots extremely well. No matter the specifics, the ability to withstand submersion in water and saltwater is essential to the success of any marine rope material.

Marine ropes begin fabrication the same as all other ropes. To begin with, either natural fibers are harvested or synthetic fibers are chemically and mechanically produced. These materials are then spun into yarn or thread. Varying quantities of these threads are twisted or braided together to form rope. The number of threads is often directly related to firmness and tensile strength, which should be considered carefully in marine settings. The number of strands, commonly referred to as the ply, is also one manner of determining the grade of a given product. Standard plies range from one to eight. Because marine ropes vary in configuration and composition, many consumers choose to select ropes based on the diameter of the cord rather than the ply.

Treatments such as copper napthenate, tar, urethane or tallow may be added to minimize loss of strength due to fungi, mildew and rot in addition to adding protection against chemical corrosion and chaffing in high stress situations. While natural fiber ropes are inherently resistant to water and sunlight, synthetic fibers may require additional waterproofing and UV protection. The available treatments can provide this feature and prolong the working life of the marine rope product. While treatment is 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 marine task.

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