Cotton Rope Manufacturers and Suppliers

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  • Sellersville, PA 888-218-6366

    We carry ropes ranging from simple cotton rope to much more extravagant. It is our goal to establish ourselves as the roping experts, and we have succeeded in our goal since our founding in 1967. You will find that our roping products are superior and able to handle any environment and use. Contact us today so we can help you find your perfect match!

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  • 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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  • Blue Island, IL 708-377-1084

    With over 25 years in rope & cordage manufacturing, Erin Rope offers great prices & the highest level of service & expertise. Nylon & poly ropes include 3 strand rope, elastic shock cord (bungee cord), all kinds of braided rope, 12 strand rope, pulling rope, etc. Plus, custom cutting & custom length reels.

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  • Turlock, CA 209-632-9708

    Founded in 1980, RJ Rope Manufacturing offers a greater variety of rope constructions & color combinations. With state-of-the-art rope braiding systems, we remain committed to making better cordage. Always the best quality ropes for your dollar with continual innovation. Serving many industries & special applications with 4 to 48 strand braided rope & versatile fabrication of rope assemblies.

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  • 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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  • Avenel, NJ 732-532-3165

    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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Cotton Rope Industry Information

Cotton Rope

Cotton rope is, as its name suggests, rope made from cotton or a cotton blend such as cotton and polyester. Cotton, which is derived from the boll of Gossypium plants in the Malvaceae family, has been highly popular on a large scale since the invention of the modern cotton gin by Eli Whitney in 1793. Before that, cotton fibers were still used to make rope and clothing, but with much less speed and efficiency. As it stands now, this rope is one of the most commonly used types of natural rope, or cordage made from twisted fibers, today.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Cotton Ropes

Cotton ropes offer users many great advantages. Unfortunately, they present some disadvantages as well. Mainly, the drawback of cotton ropes is the fact that they are not very strong or durable, especially when compared to other synthetic and natural fiber ropes like manila, polypropylene and nylon. Likewise susceptible to damage and degradation at the hands of water, oil and other chemicals, cotton rope is rarely called upon for use in demanding commercial or industrial applications. Rather, fiber ropes like those just mentioned are almost always chosen over cotton rope for jobs like these, as they display much higher levels of chemical resistance, durability and tensile strength. Nevertheless, cotton ropes are an excellent choice for use as ropes and cords like awning cords, rope handles of decorative gift bags, camping rope, stage or theater rope, rope used with other types of blinds and curtains and rope used with store displays.

Cotton Rope Design

This type of cordage is easy and inexpensive to produce; cotton ropes can be constructed using a variety of different design methods, including twisting and braiding.

Twisted Cotton Rope
Twisted cotton rope is made simply, by twisting cotton fibers around each other. Usually, it involves twisting the fibers of three separate strands in one direction and then twisting the strands themselves in the other direction. This method of twisting gives the rope good balance and high strength. Properly twisted rope hangs straight and resists kinking.
Braiding Cotton Rope
Braiding, on the other hand, is slightly more involved. It involves first twisting individual cotton fibers into strands and then interweaving those strands into a rope. Manufacturers can braid rope into a number of types of braids, such as diamond braids (over and under construction; available with or without core), double braids (braid over braid/two ropes in one), flat braids/tubular braids (simply braided with no inner core), hollow braids (any braid construction without a core; fully spliceable; capable of floating), solid braids (locked stitched with no core; high strength; low stretch) and twisted braids (three strand construction). Regardless of what construction a rope manufacturer chooses, after they have been constructed, cotton ropes and cotton rope products can be protected from unraveling and fraying by windings and/or, from time to time, shrink wrap. Likewise, they are available as polished or unpolished products. Naturally white, cotton ropes can easily be dyed any color. Because of its quick turnaround times and low price tag, cotton rope is the ideal material for use in large scale applications and small scale consumer applications.

Applications of Cotton Rope

It is widely used as and with clotheslines, sash cords, Venetian blind cords, jump ropes, hammocks, some gift packaging bags, furniture accessories and other decorative items. Also, it is the number one rope type used in the production of novelty products and animal toys. Soft and pliable with high handling quality, cotton rope can be handled by workers without irritating or causing injury to their skin, unlike many comparable synthetic fiber ropes that are bristly or abrasive. In addition, it is non-toxic, which is why it is such a good choice for use with animal toys. If an animal toy is made from synthetic rope, which may not be non-toxic, a pet could become ill. Cotton ropes also knot well, are unaffected by heat and can be recycled.

Things to Consider When Purchasing Cotton Rope

Cotton rope manufacturers and distributors are more than happy to provide their customers with standard and custom rope assemblies that meet the unique needs of their applications. They offer their ropes in different thicknesses, weights, tensile strengths, lengths and diameters. To get the most out of their ropes, customers should treat them with care. Some tips for maximizing working rope life include those related to style of use and storage. First, users of cotton ropes should be careful to not overload them or place sudden strain on them, as these two things can seriously weaken them. Second, users should avoid exposing their rope to chemicals or chemical fumes, as these can cause severe damage. Third, cotton ropes should be stored up off the ground, in a well ventilated area, as they and other natural ropes are susceptible to mildew and decay.

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