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12 Strand Rope

12 Strand Rope

Double Braid Rope

Double Braided Rope

3-Strand Rope

3-Strand Rope

Fulcrum Lifting supplies a wide variety of cordage useful in various industries and applications. From marine to construction and mining to safety, modern cordage is made with the very latest in technology and materials. The different construction techniques have an influence on the rope’s durability, elongation, and strength.

Cordage Types:
12 Strand: Comprised of a total of 12 strands, the strands are braided together to form the body of the rope. Popular 12 Strand rope materials are Nylon, Polyester, and HMPE (High Modulus Polyethylene).
Common Applications include:

  • Mining recovery lines
  • Tow lines
  • Shield hawing lines
  • Hauling line used with drones
  • Replacement for wire rope
  • Vessel mooring lines
  • Inland river barge lines
  • Lifting slings
  • Utility winch and pulling lines
  • Tug vessel assist lines

Double Braid: Also recognized as “braid on braid” or “marine rope” is constructed with a braided core. The braided core has a braided sheath, making it a rope within a rope. The double-braid construction helps distribute the load among both braids. Popular Double Braid rope materials are Nylon, Polyester, and HMPE (High Modulus Polyethylene).
Common Applications include:

  • Anchor lines
  • Mooring lines
  • Towlines

3-Strand: A “laid” or “twisted” construction that differs from the above-mentioned braided constructions. The 3-Strand rope is generally the most universal rope produced. Popular 3-Strand rope materials are Manila, Nylon, Polyester, Polydac, and Polypropylene.

Types of Ropes
(Poly Dacron)
(High Modulus PolyEythelene)
StrengthFairVery GoodExcellentExcellentVery GoodExcellent
Shock LoadFairVery GoodExcellentExcellentVery GoodExcellent
Surface AbrasionGoodGoodVery GoodExcellentVery GoodGood
ElasticityFairGoodExcellentVery GoodVery GoodExcellent
Resistant To
Rot & MildewPoorExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellent
SunlightExcellentFairGoodExcellentVery GoodVery Good
Oil & GasFairExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGood
AcidsPoorExcellentFairVery GoodGoodGood
AlkalisPoorTBDExcellentGoodGoodVery Good
Storage Wet/DryDry OnlyWet or DryWet or DryWet or DryWet or DryDry Only
Affected by Heat atWeakens at 300°Weakens at 150°Weakens at 350°Weakens at 300°VariesWeakens at 150°

Fulcrum Lifting supplies cordage from Cortland, Phillystran, Sunshine Cordage, and Erin Rope. All cordage has received ABS and DNV-type approvals.