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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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Leading Manufacturers

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 $$$

Santa Ana, CA  |  888-860-7673

As a rope manufacturer, you can expect excellent braided ropes (double braid, single braid, solid braid), 8-plait, 12-strand, kernmantle, Kevlar® rope, polypropylene rope and nylon rope too. We also make rope from polyester, Spectra®, Technora® and Vectran®. Pelican Rope is ISO 9001:2000 certified.

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Pelican Rope Works $$$

Scottsboro, AL  |  800-358-7673

Twisted, double-braided in nylon or polyester, for climbing or pulling – whatever it is you need, Buccaneer Rope Company can make the difference. Since 1975, we’ve been designing, manufacturing & distributing quality rope products for the marine, industrial, electrical, arborist and government markets. If you need versatile, high-quality rope products for demanding applications, call us today!

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Buccaneer Rope Company $$$

Avenel, NJ  |  732-574-0700

Atlantic Cordage, family owned and operated for over fifty years, offers fast, convenient service with the experience you can trust. We have an extensive inventory of high quality ropes to serve a variety of industries and applications. We are confident we can meet your requirements and exceed your expectations. Visit us online for more detailed information or to request a quote.

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Atlantic Cordage Corporation $$$

Miami, FL  |  305-592-3750

Sunshine Cordage manufactures and distributes synthetic rope. Our product consists of stranded rope available in 3, 8, & 12; solid braided and double braided rope, mooring lines, specialty rope and twines available in polypropylene and polyester. We offer ropes in many materials such as nylon, polyethylene, and manila. Sunshine’s ropes serve many applications and industries including agriculture, marine, industrial, mining, fishing, military, and general purpose. Call us today.

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Sunshine Cordage $$$
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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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