Versatile, High-Quality Rope Products for Demanding Applications

Nylon Rope

Medium Lay Three Strand
Twisted Nylon Rope

A four stage rope made of 100% Nylon with optimum specifications for handling, stretch, shock absorption, and abrasion resistance. Made to Buccaneer high standards, and manufactured in medium lay. This rope meets MIL-R-17343 and CI-1304. Working load 5 to 12 percent of Tensile (see Safety note below)

Uses: General Construction and Industrial applications, Safety Lanyards and Lifelines

Medium Lay Three Strand Twisted Nylon Rope

Tensile Strength Lbs. per 100'
Diameter Circumference
1/4" 3/4" 1,650 1.5
5/16" 1" 2,550 2.5
3/8" 1-1/8" 3,700 3.5
7/16" 1-1/4" 5,000 5.0
1/2" 1-1/2" 6,400 6.5
5/8" 2" 10,400 10.5
3/4" 2-1/4" 14,200 14.5
7/8" 2-1/2" 20,000 20.0
1" 3" 25,000 26.0
1-1/4" 3-3/4" 36,500 40.0

Three StrandTwisted Polyester

A four stage rope made with 100% Polyester with low stretch and high strength qualities, as well as good snag resistance and knot integrity. Buccaneer twisted Polyester rope is highly versatile and meets MIL-R-30500 and CI-1304. Working load 5 to 12 percent of Tensile (see safety note below).

Uses: General Construction and industrial applications, Safety Lines

Twisted Polyester Rope
Tensile Strength Lbs. per 100'
Diam Cir
1/4" 3/4" 1,650 2.0
5/16" 1" 2,550 3.1
3/8" 1-1/8" 3,700 4.5
7/16" 1-1/4" 5,000 6.2
1/2" 1-1/2" 6,400 8
5/8" 2" 10,000 13
3/4" 2-1/4" 12,500 17.5
7/8" 2-3/4" 18,000 25
1" 3" 22,000 30.5

Industrial Grade Twisted Nylon Available in Black, Navy and White

A four stage rope made with 100% Solution Dyed Nylon. The color of this rope will not fade or wash out. This rope has great handling, stretch, shock absorption and abrasion resistance characteristics. Working load 5 to 12 percent of Tensile (see note below).

Uses: Construction, Industrial, Theatrical, and General use.
Tensile Strength Lbs. per 100'
Diameter Circumference
3/8" 1-1/8" 3,300 3.0
1/2" 1-1/2" 5,700 5.5
5/8" 2" 9,000 8.8
3/4" 2-1/4" 11,000 14.0

Nylon was introduced by DuPont Co. Soon after the cordage companies picked up on the yarn and started making nylon rope. There are many types of construction in Nylon Rope from a small parachute cord, solid braid, 3 strand twisted, 8 plait, double braid, 12 strand, and 6 strand ropes. Sizes range from 1/8 diameter to 6 diameter. Nylon is also used in round slings. There is a standard nylon and one that has a marine overlay finish on the yarn. The overlay finish adds to the tensile strength and wet abrasion.

Nylon ropes

are used where strength and stretch is desired. The safety industries use nylon rope because it has a high strength and has stretch to adsorb sudden falls. It is used in webbing and rope.

Nylon rope is used in the marine industry. Applications can range from dock line, anchor lines, windlasses and rub rails on boats. Nylon rope is used for buoys in the ocean that measure waves, water temperature, current, as well as many other uses.

Our company makes nylon rope for many industries. It can be used in commercial fishing, safety nets, general usage, buoy moorings, government, and pleasure boating.

Nylon rope in the double braid construction comes in many colors, we manufacturer using the following colors white, gold/white, blue, red, green, black, gold, hunter green, teal, and navy.

Nylon rope has a UV protector in the yarn and will not be degraded in the sun like some of the other ropes that are made today. There are two types of nylon rope, one is type 6 and the other is type 66. They both have the same characteristics but have different chemical makeup. The companies in the United States make Nylon Type 6.6 and some of the foreign companies make nylon 6.6 but mostly type nylon 6.

Rope Safety Considerations

New Rope TensileStrengths: New rope tensile strengths are based on tests in accordance with ASTM Test Method D-4268 on new and unused rope in laboratory condition.

Working Loads: Working loads are for rope in good condition with approximate splices, in non-critical applications, under normal service conditions. Working loads should be exceeded only with expert knowledge of conditions and professional estimates of risk. Working loads should be reduced where life, limb, or valuable property is involved, or for exceptional service conditions such as shock loads, sustained loads, etc.

The Cordage Institute specifies that the Safe Working Load of rope shall be determined by dividing the Minimum Tensile Strength by the Safety Factor. Safety factors range from 5 to 12 percent for non-critical uses.

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