Cotton Rope

Cotton rope is still a popular all around rope, even with the rise in use of synthetic ropes such as nylon and polypropylene.

The 2 most popular sizes of cotton rope are 1/4″ and 3/8″, which we carry here at Quality Nylon Rope in various lengths.

One thing we need to caution you on is purchasing our cotton rope for use as toys for your pet or bird. Our cotton rope is a blend of cotton and polyester fibers and is not recommended for use with animals who may swallow any portion of the rope.

Our cotton rope is great for all other uses!

 

Rope on Clearance at Great Prices!

Quality Nylon Rope has a separate section just for clearance items.

For whatever reason either overstock, minor flaws, etc we have lots of rope and bungee at the lowest prices you’ll find anywhere for premium quality American made products.

Right now we have a 1/4″ Polyester Rope in a bluish grey color for only $22.00 for 250 ft! And of course, you pay no shipping charges.

We’ve also started selling rope by the pound. Yes, by the pound. If you aren’t particular about the size and type of the rope and bungee you get, this is the best value anywhere! Purchase 10 pounds of rope for ONLY $27.00. We call it our Box O’ Rope. Check it out here and you’ll see that 10 pounds of rope is A LOT of rope.

Whichever rope or bungee you choose, rest assured that each and every item is first quality.

 

 

 

Nylon Rope

Nylon Rope is the most popular synthetic rope in use today.

The reason is that nylon has a higher break than the other popular choices and it has excellent UV resistance which is why it’s widely used for outdoor applications including for boats, flagpoles, hauling, etc.

It also has very good abrasion resistance which make it a good choice for use where the jacket comes in contact with a hard surface. It should not be used for instances where you need a non stretch rope such as tents, trotline, etc.

Nylon rope is a great choice for almost any demanding use you can think of and Quality Nylon Rope offers all standard sizes of nylon rope including some red nylon and blue nylon.

 

 

Twine

Twine is a small sized cord. It can be any fiber from hemp to nylon and is used for anything where things need to be bound or secured but a big break strength isn’t needed.

For a long lasting twine, it’s best to use either a nylon or polyester fiber since both these synthetic fibers stand up well to UV and have great abrasion resistance.

At Quality Nylon Rope we have 2 sizes of twine available, both made of premium polyester fiber. 1 is a #2.25 / 1.8mm Twine and the other is a 3/32″ / 2.4mm  Twine.

 

 

A Word About Cotton Rope / Sash Cord

Cotton Rope which is often called Sash Cord since it was used years ago as the sash in windows, could be considered the workhorse in the world of rope.

Though it’s lost favor with the advent of synthetic ropes, cotton rope is still a popular choice for many people and companies. Among other things people like the softness and the fact that it knots well. It continues to be very popular in the entertainment rigging industry.

We have two sizes of cotton rope to choose from, at the moment. The 1/4″ cotton rope and the 3/8″ cotton rope. We’ll be adding black cotton very soon.

Since our cotton rope is a blend of cotton and polyester one thing it should NOT be used for is bird or animal toys.

 

 

Twisted 3 Strand Polypro

Twisted 3 Strand Polypro is one of the most popular synthetic ropes. It’s cheap, fairly strong and in quite a few cases, will get the job done. Since it also floats you can see why poly rope is popular, especially in boating and other water based uses.

Because it’s made of mono polypro (polypropylene) it doesn’t have very good UV resistance but most people can live with that because it’s so cheap to replace.

Make sure when you’re comparing prices online of Twisted poly rope that you factor in the cost of shipping. Here at Quality Nylon Rope all of our prices include Free Shipping.

 

 

 

Soft Polypro Rope

Most people are familiar with polypro (ie polypropylene) rope from their hardware or home improvement store. The kind sold there is mostly mono filament polypro which is hard and brittle feeling and is usually offered with either 3 strands that are twisted together, such as the kind we offer here or flat-ish and hollow inside.

Did you know  that there is another kind of polypro rope that’s quite soft?This kind of rope is called Multi Filament Polypro and is used in many applications where it’s expected that someone will come in contact with the rope. Because of it’s soft feel it’s used as barrier rope and swimming pool lane rope, to name two. We currently offer this MFP rope in our clearance section at rock bottom prices such as this 1/4″ Black and White rope for only $50.00 for 1000 ft!

Make sure to check our Clearance section often where we offer first quality products at deeply discounted prices.

Cutting Rope

Most of us get our rope in a length that’s more than we need for a particular job we’re doing. Most of the time you’ll buy it in a length between 20 to 250 ft.

For those times when you do cut your rope, you can easily seal it by taking a lighter and lighting the end for a second or two. This melts the ends and prevents your rope from unraveling or looking frayed.

Ten Important Things You Need to Know About Rope and Bungee

Rope and bungee are two of those everyday items that most of us never give a second thought to.

Here are 10 things you should know about that rope and bungee you have hanging around in the garage.

1) Knotting Reduces a Rope’s Strength by 50%.

Need to knot a rope or cord? Keep in mind that adding a knot to your line reduces it’s strength by about 50%.

2) All Bungee is Not Created Equal

Chances are that bungee you bought at the hardware store or online was made overseas using rubber seconds. What are rubber seconds? Used rubber is chopped up and reformed into strands and pieces, then used for the inside of bungee. Most bungee is manufactured using rubber seconds. Like anything, rubber seconds don’t come close to equaling first quality. At Quality Nylon Rope we use only first quality rubber in our bungee. Always have, always will.

3) Use it For the Application it’s Manufactured for.

Always…always…always use your rope for what it’s intended to be used for. Read the website you purchase from carefully for any notes and disclaimers regarding the rope you purchase. For instance, Quality Nylon Rope has such a disclaimer on each page that reads:

NOT to be used for any kind of personal safety or critical application.

There are companies who manufacture rope and bungee just for critical applications and situations where personal safety are involved. You should always make sure you purchase the right type of rope for whatever it is you want or need, to do.

4) There are Many Different Styles of Rope.

Rope comes in lots of styles. The most common, and what you’ll normally find in the hardware store, is 3 strand twisted. Other common types of rope are solid braid, double braid and diamond braid.

5) UV Rays Wreak Havoc on Rope

UV rays are very damaging to rope and in those situations when you don’t need to leave it outside, it’s always recommended that you bring it in out of the damaging UV rays.

6)  Color affects break strength

Did you know that natural/white rope has a higher break strength than a comparable colored rope?

7) Working Load vs Break Strength

A quick way to get a general idea of a rope’s working load when you have the information on it’s break strength is to reduce the break strength by 90%, leaving you with a general idea of the working load at 10% of the break strength. This quick calculation is not intended to take the place of genuine calculations regarding a rope’s working load. Many factors go into determining the true working load of any rope and this general calculation is not intended to be a substitute for that.

8) Synthetic vs Natural Fiber Rope

Up until about 60 years ago, your only choice for ropes were those made of natural fibers such as sisal and jute. Rope made of natural fiber is inferior in most ways to the synthetic fibers such as nylon and polypropylene, which are prevalent now.  One way natural fibers are better is their grip-ability since synthetic ropes tend to be slippery. Another advantage for those who are environmentally conscious is that natural fibers are bio-degradable, while synthetic fibers are not.

9) Dirty Rope

Most people think of abrasion as occurring when the rope is pulled back and forth against something. While this is one kind of abrasion, another type of abrasion that’s often overlooked is the kind that occurs when your rope gets contaminated with dirt and grime. Once these particles get into your rope they cause abrasion inside by rubbing against the individual fibers. This  reduces the life of your rope so keep your rope as clean as possible.

10) Virtually No Stretch

Sometimes, the only suitable rope for a job is a rope with no stretch. Antennas and other guy lines are examples of situations where the rope must be no stretch. Another complication is that normally these applications are outside, so the rope must also resist the outside elements. An excellent choice in this instance is a Kevlar® Polyester rope. The polyester is used to jacket the outside while strands of Kevlar® or another aramid are inside reducing the stretch of the rope to virtually nothing.

Quality Nylon Rope has several sizes of no stretch Kevlar rope at very reasonable prices.

We welcome any comments or questions you have on anything mentioned here.

Please email us at sales@qualitynylonrope.com and we’ll be delighted to respond.

 

 

Differences between Nylon Rope and Polyester Rope

In the world of rope, nylon is king. Most people are very familiar with nylon rope and it’s one of the most commonly used synthetic ropes.  However, polyester rope is actually very similar to nylon rope in a lot of ways, so which rope should you use? What are the differences between them? (Assuming both ropes are the same diameter, of course.)

The biggest difference between nylon and polyester rope is that nylon rope is more elastic and therefore stretches. In fact, it will stretch anywhere from 15 – 25% percent at it’s break point, depending on the application and conditions of it’s use. Polyester on the other hand will normally stretch from 5 – 10%, under the same circumstances.

As mentioned, other characteristics of polyester and nylon rope are very similar. While nylon is a bit stronger than polyester rope when dry, keep in mind that nylon loses some of it’s strength when wet. The range of loss is anywhere from 10 – 20%. When it comes to UV resistance, polyester ropes are somewhat better than nylon. Polyester also has a slight edge in abrasion resistance.

These are some of the things to keep in mind when you need to pick the right rope for your job.

Whatever that job is, turn to Quality Nylon Rope. We have the high quality nylon rope or polyester rope you need for a range of industrial, commercial, and other uses.

 Always keep in mind that the technical information depends on many factors such as how new or old the rope is, how the rope is used, under what conditions it’s being used as well as other things.