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Paracord, also known as parachute cord, is a strong, lightweight rope made of nylon. There are two main types of paracord: mil-spec and commercial paracord. Both types have the same look and breaking strength, however, the mil spec needs to meet all military standards.
The main differences between 550 and 650 paracord are diameter and breaking strength. 550 paracord is a 32 carrier braided nylon with a 7-strand nylon core and breaks strength of 550 pounds. 650 paracord is a 32 carrier braided nylon with a 4-strand textured nylon core and break strength of 300-350 pounds.
However, keep in mind the 550 paracord is not made from the same quality yarns or tested like the Mil-Spec rope.
Our Commercial 550 Paracord (sometimes referred to as Type III Commercial) and 650 paracord are used in a wide range of industries. Some of the common applications for this type of rope includes:
We offer commercial grade paracord in an assortment of colors with some colors available in a coreless construction. Our paracord is sold in spools of 1,000 ft. and up. Contact us today to learn more about our commercial paracord.