Cordage describes any style of rope or string that is manufactured by twisting strands together. It is commonly used for projects that require heavy lifting. Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. is a top manufacturer and distributor of lifting and rigging solutions. BLP sells high quality, durable cordage of various styles designed to meet your needs. The composition of the rope is important to know in determining which cordage is right for you.
Manila ropes are made from high and medium grade fibers. It is the strongest natural fiber rope. This cordage is durable, strong, and cost efficient. This rope provides low stretch and abrasion resistance. However, the construction of this rope makes it unsuitable for use in environments with chemicals. Industries that commonly utilize manila ropes include, general industrial, marine, shipping, oil, construction, and agriculture.
Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. also sells high quality nylon rope. This cordage includes the benefits of high elongation and strength, good abrasion resistance, excellent resistance to UV, rot, mildew, oil, grease, gasoline, and many chemicals. Nylon is among the strongest synthetic fibers, making it a common choice in a multitude of industries.
Poly-Dac rope is a type of cordage with a core of polyester over polypropylene. The combined properties that comprise the rope makes it almost twice as strong as manila rope. The rope has a high resistance to friction induced heat, chemicals, and rot. All of these qualities have made Poly-Dac rope very popular in the marine industry.
Polypropylene cordage is strong and long lasting. It is about twice as strong as manila rope. Benefits of polypropylene include constant strength even when wet, resistance to rot, mildew, abrasion, and UV. This has made polypropylene a common rope for towing, marine, and rigging applications. This cordage is a reliable, cost efficient choice for consumer and commercial use.
Cortland designs and manufactures rope, slings, cables, and umbilicals for the oil and gas, heavy marine, subsea, ROV, seismic, defense and medical markets. Plasma® 12 Strand is the highest strength synthetic rope available. Manufactured from high performance Honeywell Spectra 900 ® Fiber that has been enhanced by Cortland's patented recrystallization process. Plasma® is equal or greater strength to wire size for size, yet is signifcantly ligher making handling much easier. Plasma lines offer superior flexibility and are easy to inspect as they do not rust, corrode or fish-hook like wire rope can.