last updated : 2019/03/18
Code Description Budget Price Ship. weight Ship. vol.
ROPE, NYLON, polyamide, d:1mm,braided string, per m CH 0.10 0kg 0 Add
ROPE, NYLON, polyamide, diam. 3mm, braided, green CH 0.30 0kg 0 Add
ROPE, POLYPROPYLENE, diam. 3mm, twisted, green on request 0kg 0 Add
ROPE, POLYPROPYLENE, diam. 5mm, twisted, per m CH 0.60 0kg 0 Add
ROPE, NYLON, polyamide, diam. 6 mm, braided CH 0.90 0.035kg 0,06L Add
ROPE, POLYPROPYLENE, diam. 6 mm, twisted CH 0.40 0kg 0 Add
ROPE, SISAL/HEMP, diam. 6 mm, twisted on request 0kg 0 Add
ROPE, POLYPROPYLENE, diam. 8 mm, twisted CH 1.10 0kg 0 Add
ROPE, SISAL/HEMP, diam. 8 mm, twisted on request 0kg 0 Add
ROPE, POLYPROPYLENE, black, diam. 12mm, twisted CH 2.00 0.1064kg 0,2063L Add
ROPE, POLYPROPYLENE, diam. 14 mm, twisted CH 2.00 0.09kg 0,288L Add
ROPE, SISAL/HEMP, diam. 14 mm, twisted CH 3.30 0kg 0 Add
ROPE, POLYPROPYLENE, diam. 20 mm, twisted CH 5.10 0kg 0 Add

General information

Different types of ropes to cover most usage (basic shelters, mast guying, packing, towing…)

Choose the material according to the use:

  • Polypropylene is commonly available and cheap, it serves general purposes. Very sensitive to UV. Dark colour ropes, in particular black, resist UV far more than light colour ropes.
  • Polyamide (=Nylon) is very strong (but expensive) and recommended for all traction purposes or for guying masts. High tensile strength ropes are usually made of a braided external tube with an endless fibre core. They are very elastic. Nylon is very sensitive to chemicals and fuels, and also to UV.
  • Sisal and hemp are natural fibres, they resist UV very well, but rot easily. Choose as cheap ropes when rotting is not a problem, or when natural fibres are mandatory.

Standard minimum breaking strength, and in brackets the limit of use:

  • Polypropylene: 6mm/590kg (200kg) - 8mm/1040 kg (350kg) – 14mm/2990kg (1000kg)
  • Polyamide:
  • Hemp/Sisal:

Orange or red colour ropes can be useful for area marking.

Black and blue ropes are recommended for outdoors long-term use, for their resistance to UV.

Large quantities are normally purchased per weight instead of length. Nevertheless, a minimum length should also be indicated in the contract.

Some specifications may vary with national standards and local market conditions. For locally sourced items, check the relevant national standards or specifications. Any important variation from the EIC standard needs to be approved by a specialist.



Given in mm, as per contract


Given in m, as per contract


Given in kg, as per contract

Number of strand

3 or 4 for twisted ropes, according to the diameter of the rope


Twisted for all polypropylene and natural fibres


Braided for nylon


Sisal or hemp, Polypropylene, Nylon (polyamide), no recycled fibres, UV stabilised


Orange, Black, Blue, White for plastics


Natural for sisal or hemp


With a permanent label, showing: Type of rope, material, manufacturer, length, tensile strength, standard of reference, inspection certificate reference.


Specifications should conform to ISO9554