Natural Manila Rope

What is Manila Rope?

Manila rope, sometimes referred to as “hemp rope”, is manufactured from the strongest natural fibers available of the abaca plant grown in the Philippines. Manila rope provides high strength with very good resistance to abrasion and low stretch.

Common Industries for Manila Rope

Manila rope is used in a wide range of industries including:

  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Industrial
  • Marine
  • ...and much more!

Common Applications for Manila Rope

Popular uses include:

  • Decorative Rope
  • Dock Railings
  • Bridge Rails
  • Outside Rope Fencing
  • Landscape Rope
  • Climbing Rope
  • Exercise Rope
  • Tug-o-War Rope
  • ...and much more!

Benefits and Characteristics of Manila Rope

This natural fiber rope is biodegradable. Manila rope is affordable and is known for its strength and resistance to sunlight and saltwater. Knots of manila rope hold firmly when exposed to UV light and water.

How to Order Manila Rope

Phoenix Rope stocks a standard 3-strand utility grade product that is manufactured to Cordage Institute standards. Standard 600 and 1200 ft coils are available in most diameters, as well as in cut-lengths, mini coils and assemblies. Manila rope can also be special ordered to U.S. Federal standard T-R-605B either natural or mildew resistant treated to T-T-616B.

Normal Size
Diameter
Normal Size
Size No. Circ.
Linear Density
lbs/100'
Coil Weight
lbs/600ft
Minimum Breaking
Strength lbs
1/4"
3/4"
1.64 lbs
9.83 lbs
405 lbs
5/16
1″
2.38 lbs
14.26 lbs
650 lbs
3/8"
1-1/8"
3.49 lbs
20.92 lbs
911 lbs
7/16"
1-1/4"
4.48 lbs
26.88 lbs
1,305 lbs
1/2"
1-1/2"
6.40 lbs
38.42 lbs
1,788 lbs
9/16"
1-3/4"
8.86 lbs
53.16 lbs
2,190 lbs
5/8"
2"
12.07 lbs
72.39 lbs
2,970 lbs
3/4"
2-1/4"
15.11 lbs
90.63 lbs
3,645 lbs
13/16"
2-1/2"
17.67 lbs
106.02 lbs
4,850 lbs
7/8"
2-3/4"
20.33 lbs
121.98 lbs
5,197 lbs
1"
3"
24.42 lbs
146.49 lbs
6,075 lbs
1-1/16"
3-1/4"
28.31 lbs
169.86 lbs
7,840 lbs
1-1/8"
3-1/2"
32.59 lbs
195.51 lbs
8,960 lbs
1-1/4"
3-3/4"
37.72 lbs
226.29 lbs
9,112 lbs
1-5/16"
4"
43.32 lbs
259.92 lbs
11,200 lbs
1-1/2"
4-1/2"
54.15 lbs
324.90 lbs
12,487 lbs
2"
6"
96.90 lbs
581.40 lbs
20,925 lbs

*SAFE WORK LOAD – Safe working load is 5-20% of the listed tensile strength depending on the age and condition of the rope. Refer to Cordage Usage for details.

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