Static Rope

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Static ropes consist of a core and a sheath. The core mainly functions for weight support, and is made up of individual strands, while the sheath holds said strands together and shields the rope from influences like mechanical wear, chemicals, heat and the like. Read Moreā€¦

Static Rope A static rope is a type of rope that is not designed to stretch when placed under load. This contrasts with dynamic rope, which is designed to be stretchy and flexible under pressure.

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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. With fibers such as cotton, nylon and polypropylene and hi-tech fibers such as Kevlar®, CSR, a rope manufacturer, is sure to get you the rope you need, in various constructions and finishes.

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CSR Incorporated $$$

Pawtucket, RI  |  800-783-8599

Welcome to Neocorp, your number one supplier for high temperature textiles, gaskets and braid over wire jacketing. Our products can handle high temperatures and can stand through demanding industrial environments. We can do custom designs, be it for Kevlar tapes or E Glass rope. We set the standard for excellence.

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Neocorp Mfg $$$

South Otselic, NY  |  315-653-7211

Founded in 1816, Gladding Braided Products is one of the largest US manufacturers of braided textile & wire products. As the largest manufacturer of #550 paracord, Gladding also manufactures braided textiles used in Marine & Military applications, fine braids & twine, Accessory cord, Duravet & wire rope replacement products. Gladding Braided Products is proud to be Made in the USA. Visit our website to see a full list of our products & pictures of over 120 colors of our popular #550 paracord.

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Gladding Braided Products, LLC $$$

Fountain Hills, AZ  |  480-306-6001

Manufacturing braids, ropes and yarn since 1978. Braided ropes include double, hollow, solid and tech. All Line's polypropylene rope is available as 3-strand twisted; the nylon rope is 4-stage, 3-strand twisted; and our cotton rope is 3-strand twisted. Shock cord and manila rope are available.

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All Line, Inc. $$$

Saco, ME  |  207-282-3396

Applications to specific products come from this rope manufacturer. At Yale Cordage we design and make custom ropes too. Yale has met the demands of those in the arboriculture, industrial, marine, telephone, utility markets. Our ropes are some of the best in the industry. To learn more about our products visit our website or give call us today! We are ready to fit you with the right rope!

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Yale Cordage $$$
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The strongest materials used for static rope include nylon, polyester and other synthetic materials. Common types of static rope construction are braid-on-braid, or double braid, and kernmantle. Braid-on-braid rope is constructed with both a braided core and a braided sheath. The core and sheath may or may not be made of the same material. Often, the core material is chosen based on strength, while the sheath is chosen for abrasion resistance. Braid-on-braid rope is very strong. Kernmantle is rope constructed with its interior core (the kern) protected by a woven exterior sheath (the mantle). Its name is derived from the German kern and mantle, which mean core and jacket, respectively.

Kernmantle is designed to optimize strength, durability and flexibility through the core, which provides tensile strength, and the sheath, which provides protection to the core from abrasion. The sheath also determines how easy the rope is to hold, to tie knots in and other handling properties.

The rope's characteristics may be altered to emphasize one strength over the other, depending on the activity for which the rope is made. Static kernmantle, unlike dynamic kernmantle, is made of untwisted core fibers a tight braid, which makes it stiffer as well as less stretchy.

Static rope has a wide variety of applications, for instance in caving, canyoneering and fire rescue operations. While this rope does have some applications in climbing, it is never used as the rope for lead climbing, because it would break a fall too abruptly and possibly lead to injury. On the other hand, abseiling, also called rappelling, which is a descent technique used on dangerous cliff sides and steep slopes, is best done with static rope. This is because static rope reduces bouncing and makes it easier to ascend the rope.

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