Fibre rope constructions
THREE STRAND HAWSER LAID ROPE
Three strands twisted or laid together to form the rope. This construction is still the most commonly encountered. Available in sizes 3mm diameter upwards.
SOLID BRAIDED CORDS
Solid braided cords are constructed from either 12 or 18 strands braided together normally over a central core. Unlike plaited cords, the strands lie in one direction in a spiral configuration. Available in sizes 3mm-12mm diameter.
FOUR STRAND SHROUD LAID ROPE
Four strands are normally laid over a central core. Less common nowadays, this rope is 11% weaker than the equivalent sizes in 3 strand.
EIGHT STRAND SQUARE ROPE
The balance achieved by plaiting four left hand four right hand strands. This results in a tough, kink resistant rope providing increased flexibility wet or dry. Available in sizes 16mm diameter and above.