Manila rope was once the preferred choice in ropes before synthetic fibers were developed. Manila ropes still maintain some advantages to synthetic fibers. It is not affected by heat, and has an excellent resistance to the sun's UV (Ultraviolet) rays. Manila rope has low stretch and good abrasion resistance, but poor chemical resistance, subject to rot.
E-Rigging.com has a large selection of 3-Strand Twisted Manila Rope in lengths up to and including 1200 feet.
Nylon Rope is known for its elasticity and tremendous shock absorbing qualities. It has good abrasion resistance, is rot proof, resists oil, gasoline, and most chemicals. It has good resistance to UV rays. Nylon will last 4-5 times longer than natural fibers.
Polypropylene rope will float, has excellent resistance to most common chemicals. It is also resistant to rot, mildew and deterioration. It has good abrasion and UV resistance, good strength, and moderate stretch. It is a perfect economical choice as a general purpose rope.
Polyester rope is high strength, low stretch, torque free, excellent wet/dry abrasion resistant and wet/dry strength. Good resistance to ultraviolet rays and common chemicals. Obtains the best weathering characteristics of all popular fibers. Polyester stretches less than nylon, so it does not have the elasticity of shock absorbing qualities that nylon does. It is very popular as a marine or industrial rope where stretch is not desired.
E-Rigging.com has a selection of Double Braided Polyester Rope in lengths up to and including 600 feet.
Cotton rope is naturally soft, easy to work with, braids well and is very popular in the livestock industry. It is commonly used for halter and lead ropes. Cotton rope will not induce a rope burn as quickly as nylon and polypropylene rope. Cotton is a natural fiber, typically white in color.
E-Rigging.com has a large selection of Braided Cotton Cord in lengths up to and including 1200 feet.