1. What types of fibre rope do you offer?


    We offer a wide range of fibre ropes in different fibre materials. Our most common materials include polypropylene, nylon, polyester, Dyneema, and manila. What type of rope you choose should depend on the application and environment it will be used in. 

    To find out more about the properties of our fibre ropes, check out our resources on fibre ropes, or contact us to be put in touch with an expert. 

  2. What are the different types of rope construction?


    The three main type of rope construction are 3 strand laid ropes, braided ropes, and 8 strand ropes. 

    3 strand ropes are the simplest and most common form of rope. Often referred to as a hawser laid rope or a plain-laid rope, it is construction with strands in a helical formation. Other laid ropes are 4 strands and cable-laid ropes. 

    Braided rope takes on a rounded, smooth form. This feature allows them to be used in high-friction applications such as in winches and pulleys. 

    8 strand plaint ropes are plaited in pairs. They are the most common form of mooring line for large vessels and range in diameter from 36mm to 120 and is usually sold in 250m coils. 

    To find out more about fibre ropes and their construction and properties, check out our handy resources on fibre ropes, or contact us to be put in touch with an expert.

  3. What should I consider when joining rope?


    • Knotting, splicing, and crimping serve to join or attach ropes. Crimping is by way of “pressing” a metal or plastic sleeves. 

    • The most common form of knot to join rope is a reef knot or square knot. 

    • The bowline knot is suitable for forming a non-slipping loop for the attachment ropes. This can be easily opened after heavy loading. 

    • Loss of breaking strength when using an overhand knot is 50%. Reef knots cause a loss of 45%.

    • Whenever you knot, splice, or attach components to rope, this will reduce the breaking strength.

  4. What should I consider when selecting a fibre rope?


    • Always consider the application and the environment when choosing the most suitable material.

    • Consider the effects of the water, light and temperature. 

    • Surfaces the rope is working on or near.

    • Is the rope under sustained shock loading?

    • Abrasion resistance & flexibility.

    • How long will the rope last? This will depend on the environment in which the rope will be used and the mechanical factors affecting it.  

    For more information on what to consider when choosing the right fibre rope for your application, download our fibre ropes catalogue, or contact us to speak to a specialist.