Jute and Sisal Ropes

Jute Rope :

Jute is a long, soft, shiny bast fiber that can be spun into coarse, strong threads. It is produced from flowering plants in the genus Corchorus, which is in the mallow family Malvaceae. The primary source of the fiber is Corchorus olitorius, but it is
considered inferior to Corchorus capsularis. ``Jute`` is the name of the plant or fiber used to make burlap, hessian or gunny cloth.

Sisal Rope :

Made from the Abaca plant, Manila rope largely replaced hemp 200 years ago. Being 20% stronger, and much more economical than hemp, manila rope captures the imagination of people today as being quintessentially nautical and industrial. Widely used for both practical purposes and aesthetic, manila is a popular choice for everything from landscaping to industrial tool restoration.

While its absorbent properties cause it to rot faster around water than synthetic fibers, this same quality makes it a desired rope for applications where a good grip is important, as it absorbs perspiration in much the same was as chalk for rock climbers. Even with its lack of resistance to rot, manila remains a popular choice for nautical use due to its strength, UV resistance and lack of stretch.

Popular Uses:

  • Decoration
  • Crafting
  • Landscaping
  • Stage rigging
  • Obstacle courses
  • Tug of war

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