Rope Strength Guide,
Rope Fiber Guide,
Rope Construction Guide,
Rope Comparison Chart,
Rope Tolerance Guide
to choose the right rope for your needs.
For all your industrial and marine rope needs, look no further. E-Rigging.com has the most common types of marine and industrial ropes in a variety of sizes up to – and including – bulk reels of 1200 feet. We specialize in providing all types of rope and rope accessories including twisted nylon rope, polypropylene rope, manila rope, and several other options in any size. If you have any questions or inquiries about our soft rope or rope accessories, please feel free to contact our sales team. We look forward to helping you find the perfect solution for your next job!
Manila rope was once the preferred choice in ropes before synthetic fibers were developed. Manila
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
but poor chemical resistance, subject to rot.
E-Rigging.com has a large selection of 3-Strand
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
Nylon will last 4-5 times longer than natural fibers.
E-Rigging.com has a large selection of 3-Strand Twisted Nylon Rope, Solid Braid Nylon Rope, and Double Braided Nylon Rope in lengths up to and including 1000 feet.
Polypropylene rope will float, has excellent resistance to most common chemicals. It is also
rot, mildew and deterioration. It has good abrasion resistance, good strength, and moderate stretch.
is a perfect economical choice as a general purpose rope.
E-Rigging.com has a large selection of 3-Strand Twisted Yellow
Rope and Hollow Braid Polypropylene
Rope in lengths up to and including 600 feet.
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
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
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.
Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) Rope has very low stretch and superior wear resistance. Has very low torque, excellent UV protection, and is acid/alkali resistant. UHMWPE rope is comparable in strength to steel wire rope but weighs less and is flexible and easy to store.
E-Rigging.com has a large selection of Sea-Strand-X Performance Rope in multiple colors.
Laid rope, also called twisted rope, is historically the prevalent form of rope. Most twisted rope
consists of three strands and is normally right-laid, or given a right-handed twist, with 2 and 4
strand ropes being constructed similarly. One of the drawbacks of this construction is that every
fiber is exposed to abrasion numerous times along the length of the rope. This means that the rope
can degrade to numerous inch-long fiber fragments, which is not easily detected visually. However,
twisted rope is usually stronger than braided cord of the same size because its fibers are parallel
to each other at all times.
E-Rigging.com has a large selection of 3-strand twisted rope in nylon, yellow polypropylene, and manila.
Double braided rope is simply a diamond braided rope with another diamond braided rope braided over
it. The overbraid may be made of the same or different fiber as the diamond braided rope core.
E-Rigging.com has a large selection of double braided rope in nylon and polyester.
In solid braided rope, the strands all travel the same direction, clockwise or counter clockwise, and
alternate between forming the outside of the rope and the interior of the rope. This construction is
popular for general purpose utility rope but rare in specialized high performance line. As a locked
stitch constructed rope with a smooth appearance and small vertical picks, it is extremely strong
cannot be unraveled, even when cut. It is one of the sturdiest types of rope, but cannot be spliced.
E-Rigging.com has a large selection of solid braided
rope in nylon.
Hollow braid rope is an easily spliced cord of a diamond braid construction; most common in nylon or
polypropylene. Constructed of 8, 12 or 16 strands, hollow braided rope is the same as the diamond
braided rope on the surface, but is coreless. Because it does not have a core, it makes it easy to
splice. Hollow braided rope is braided into a circular pattern with half of the strands going
and the other half going counter clockwise. The strands can interlock with either twill or plain
E-Rigging.com has a large selection of polypropylene hollow braided rope.
Tolerances are: ±10% for diameters below 5/16 inches (8 mm) inclusive; ±8% for diameters 3/8 – 9/16 inches (10-14 mm)
inclusive; ±5% for 5/8 inches (16 mm) diameter and larger.
NOTE: These are the listed Breaking Strengths of each rope type and size. It is
recommended not to exceed 1/3 (3:1 Design Factor) of the rope's strength to
maintain a useful service life.