Plastic Coated Cable Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of plastic coated cable manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source plastic coated cable manufactures with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate plastic coated cable companies that will design, engineer, and manufacturer plastic coated cables for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading plastic coated cable manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for coated cable wire, plastic coated rope, or vinyl coated cable.

  • Fairfield, NJ

    As leading innovative wire rope manufacturers, Bergen Cable Technology has been providing engineering assistance for well over half a century, helping customers develop cost effective, durable solutions. Bergen will meet consumer needs for reliable fittings & provide prototypes & short runs to ensure top-quality. Let Bergen’s unmatched dedication to quality bring you the service you deserve.

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  • Phillipsburg, NJ

    JSC, as one of the most diversified wire rope manufacturers, utilizes over 200 production machines to produce top rated wire products in ferrous and nonferrous materials. Industries that JSC serves include electronics, geophysical and communications. Their mission is to continually improve their expertise, capabilities, products and services for current and future worldwide customers.

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  • Norridge, IL

    Lexco is an ISO:9001 manufacturer of wire rope, cable, and bungee cord assemblies; and push-pull controls. Our in-house capabilities range from swaging and extrusions to die-casting, proof-loading, and CNC machining. Lexco Cable is proud to serve a diverse set of markets including military, aerospace, OEM, MRO, marine, architectural, and more. Contact us today.

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  • Dover, NJ

    Adding plastic “jacket material” to wire rope cable can provide another layer of protection from corrosion and other harsh conditions. At Motion Control Technologies, we offer nylon and vinyl coating options to help prolong the lifespan of your cables and keep your workplace environment safe. Our team will carefully analyze your application’s requirements to determine the plastic coating that is right for your cable. When you choose Motion Control Technologies, you choose cables that last.

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  • Burnsville, MN

    Aero Assemblies, Incorporated strives to make every effort, as dedicated wire rope manufacturers, to maximize product value throughout the manufacturing process. By offering a variety of fittings, Aero Assemblies ensures that all components are made from the highest-quality materials. AA, Inc. also provides excellent customer service— just call today to find out for yourself!

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Plastic Coated Cables

Plastic coated cables are wire ropes that have been treated with a polymer or rubber coat or casing to allow for increased wear, flexibility, and easy handling.

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Applications of Plastic Coated Cables

Plastic coated cables and wire ropes are popular in a number of industries as they offer increased protection and improved aesthetics over traditional metal cables as they are available in a number of colors and textures. Though not often used in the heavy lifting and hoisting operations for which wire ropes are most commonly known, plastic coated cables are optimal for consumer goods and applications in which increased abrasion and corrosion resistance and cost-effectiveness are desired. Though the work is often less strenuous, the goal of easier lifting and hoisting is still applicable to plastic coated cables, which also afford increased durability. Fitness industries use plastic coated cable in most weight machines, theater industries use black powder coated cables for stage rigging, outdoor playground equipment often use plastic coated cables, and many types of electronic equipment, communications devices, and medical devices use miniature wire rope and wire rope fittings. Plastic jackets are also used when complete adherence to the wire or cable is not necessary. Casings made of non-plastics may be coated in plastics for added water resistance and visual appeal. In all applications, the construction of both the wire cable and the coating itself should be carefully considered to avoid mechanical failure or ill-performance.

Manufacturing Process of Plastic Coated Cables

Cables coated in plastic begin construction in much the same way as non-coated wire ropes. There are three basic components: metal wire filaments, strands, and cores. Filaments (cold drawn metal rods of relatively small diameter) are twisted or braided to form strands. These strands may consist of two or even several dozen filaments and are wrapped in a helical pattern around a core which may be metal, fiber, or polymer-based. In addition to identifications based on all materials used, plastic coated stranded wires are identified by both the number of strands per cable and the number of filaments per strand respectively. Further considerations include overall diameter, difficulty of flattening, temperature resistance, average lifespan, and material construct.

The wires themselves are often fabricated from steel, stainless steel, or galvanized steel, and then coated in either nylon or vinyl (PVC), although polyethylene coatings are applied for electrical insulation, and polypropylene coating is used when chemical resistance is required. Vinyl coating is the most common, since it is by far the most cost-effective. Although vinyl-coated cables do not have optimal abrasion and fatigue resistance, they have better flexibility and UV light resistance than nylon-coated cables. Nylon cables have excellent impact, abrasion, wear, and acid resistance, although the nylon coating degrades quickly under UV light. Material choice is largely determined by the intended use for a cable. The rope can be coated at any stage of construction, whether as individually coated filaments or an assembled cable.

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