General Rope & Cordage

Donaghys currently manufacture in our Dunedin production site and have also formed several exclusive supply partnerships with quality manufacturers, hand picked from around the world, delivering products to
our specification.

As market leaders, Donaghys carry an extensive range of General Rope and Cordage to suit most applications, from natural fibre ropes to the latest high tech ropes and braids.  Donaghys also has the ability to manufacture custom ranges to meet specific market requirements.



Rope

Manila Rope

Donaghys Manila Rope is manufactured from fibres obtained from the leaves of the Abaca plant (Musa textilis). Manila is the stongest of the natural fibres and results in hard wearing, low stretch, general purpose ropes which are superior to Sisal in their resistance to weathering, fungal attack and moisture.  Manila rope is best suited to use in marine applications, shipping, mining and particularly industrial lifting.

  • Stronger and softer feel than sisal
  • Natural and Biodegradable
  • 3 strand rope
  • Non conductive

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Sisal Rope

Donaghys' Sisal rope is manufactured from fibres obtained from the leaves of the Agave Sisalana plant. Sisal is a tough, versatile natural fibre and is ideal for general purpose ropes used in mining, trucking and general industrial applications. Sisal Ropes are strong, tough and economical.

  • Natural and Biodegradable
  • 3 strand rope
  • Non conductive
  • Easily spliced and knotted

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Superfilm PP Rope

Donaghys' Superfilm ropes are manufactured from extruded Polypropylene (PP) Film resulting in strong highly abrasion resistant ropes. These ropes are easy to work and knot, are UV treated and have good weathering properties. Ideally suited to; marine, construction, mining, trucking, rural, commercial, fishing, petroleum and general industrial applications.

  • 3 strand & 8 strand ropes
  • High strength to weight ratio
  • Excellent handling and splicing properties
  • Versatile for use in most applications

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Aquatec Rope

Donaghys' Aquatec Rope is manufactured from a Polypropylene/ Polyethylene crushed mono yarn blend in 3 strand construction with optimal lay for higher strength, excellent abrasion resistance and splicing. Aquatec Rope is ideally suited to applications of marine fishing and heavy industrial use where reliability is key.  Beware of imitations, Aquatec Rope has a distinctive Green with Gold mark colouring.

  • 3 strand & 8 strand ropes
  • PP/PE blend combines the best of each fibre characteristics of abrasion resistance, strength and shock load resistance
  • High strength and UV resistant

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Silver PE Rope

Donaghys' Silver ropes are manufactured using a special Polyethylene (PE) extrusion process which gives the rope superior strength and a distinctive hairy appearance which enhances wear resistance and knotting performance.  Silver rope is strong and versatile with excellent handling properties.  Ideally suited to general and industrial applications, particularly in the marine industries where high resistance to abrasion and floating buoyancy are advantageous.

  • Tape based construction enhances strength, abrasion and handling properties
  • 3 strand Polyethylene rope
  • Floats in water
  • Available in soft and medium lays for superior splicing efficiency

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Polyethylene Rope

Polyethylene (PE) mono ropes are available on an indent basis and are dependant on minimum order criteria with appropriate lead times.  These ropes perform well and are economically priced.  A cosmetic rope available in numerous colours.  Contact us for indent ordering criteria.

  • 3 strand PE rope
  • Good abrasion resistance and floating buoyancy
  • Lower strength with high stretch at break

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Certified Telstra Rope

Donaghys are the specified supplier under the Telstra rope contract. Our rope is manufactured to stringent quality standards and exceed the minimum criteria specified by Telstra in the contract. This rope is 6mm in diameter with 2 Blue and 1 Yellow strand and is used in either 400m or 500m coils.

There are many copy products which when tested do not meet the strength, weight, labelling or tangle free coil feed built into our product. BEWARE of non certified substitutes as use in Telstra work will void your contract if detected and will invoke warranty replacements.

  • Certified under the Telstra Contract  03_022
  • Tangle free uncoiling to coil end, no waste
  • App Break Force 602 kg
  • Supplied in minimum pallet lots, 45 coils

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Polyester Rope

Donaghys' Polyester Rope is manufactured from Polyester fibre, the second strongest of conventional man-made fibres behind Nylon.  This rope has good strength, extension, easy handling, coiling and knotting along with excellent abrasion resistance.  Polyester Rope is ideally suited to a wide range of general and industrial applications, including safety lines in the Height Safety sector.

  • 3 strand & 8 strand ropes
  • Soft feel and easy handling
  • Low stretch and excellent abrasion resistance
  • Available in easy splice soft or medium lay

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Nylon Rope

Donaghys' Nylon Rope is manufactured from Nylon fibre, the strongest of conventional man-made fibres. This rope has good strength, high extension and recovery, easy handling, coiling and knotting along with good abrasion resistance.  Nylon rope is ideally suited to a wide range of general and industrial applications.

  • 3 strand & 8 strand ropes
  • Good strength and abrasion resistance
  • Low water absorption
  • Soft feel and easy handling

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Cargo Restraint Rope

Cargo Restraint Rope is manufactured from Donaghys developed PP/PE crushed mono yarn blend in 3 strand construction with optimal lay for higher strength, excellent abrasion resistance and splicing. Donaghys Cargo Restraint Rope meets the AS/NZS 4345:2001 standard for Cargo Restraint Systems - Transport Fibre Rope

  • White with external identification flecks
  • High strength to weight ratio
  • Shock load resistant
  • UV resistant with excellent weathering properties
  • Not affected by water

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PP Mini Coils

Donaghys PP Mini Coils are soft, yet strong 3 strand Polypropylene ropes packaged in convenient lengths for handy domestic and DIY applications.

  • Strength with excellent knotting
  • Bright colours
  • 20 metres in each coil
  • 5 coils per pack (mixed colours)

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Shipping Rope

Aquatec & Tiger Mooring Rope

Donaghys Aquatec and Tiger Mooring lines are made from a blend of compatible Polyethylene (PE) and Polypropylene (PP) fibres, specially processed to combine the key features of each individual fibre to produce a multiplait shipping rope with great strength and abrasion characteristics.

  • 1.8m eye splice in each end
  • High strength to weight ratio
  • Shock load resistant
  • UV resistant
  • Lloyds certification

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Polyester Mooring Rope

Donaghys Polyester Mooring Ropes are high tenacity, hard wearing lines that have equivalent wet/dry strength and excellent UV resistance. These lines are a popular alternative to traditional 8 strand polypropylene ropes.  Available in 8 strand or 12 strand options.

  • 75% stronger than standard 8 strand PP square ropes
  • 1.8m eye splice each end (40mm+)
  • Excellent wear and high abrasion resistance
  • Torque free
  • Balanced and easy handling
  • GL certification provided with each coil

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Nylon Mooring Rope

Donaghys Nylon mooring lines are strong and durable and have been popular in the marine industry over many years. With high strength and good wear properties, Nylon ropes are the preferred choice for high energy absorbing applications. Flexible handling ropes are especially used for peak dynamic loads during mooring and towing operations.

  • Shock absorbent
  • 1.8m covered eye each end
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Torque free
  • Balanced and easy handling
  • GL certification provided with each coil

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Aquaflex Mooring Rope

Donaghys Aquaflex mooring lines provide the key features of Polyester abrasion, UV resistance with high strength coupled with the economic balance of Polypropylene fibre to provide a high performance low cost mooring rope with neutral buoyancy.

  • 1.8m eye splice in each end
  • Equivalent wet/dry strength
  • Excellent abrasion against internal and external friction
  • Excellent resistance to frictional heat damage
  • Excellent shock load absorption yielding low snapback at break
  • GL certification provided with each coil

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Cords

Synthetic Braids

Donaghys range of multi purpose synthetic braids are strong, lightweight and abrasion resistant.  They are suited to a wide variety of general purpose applications.

  • Smooth and textured polyester braids
  • Hard wearing HT polyester fibre in supple plait construction
  • Highly resistant to stretch, abrasion, UV degradation and discolouration
  • Applications include use as a blind draw cord, picture framing cord, tying lashing and lacing cord

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Motor Starter Cord

Manufactured from 100% high tenacity Polyester yarn for high strength, excellent abrasion resistance and durability.  Donaghys Motor Starter cords are tightly plaited to give a slightly stiff feel to optimise performance in all leading brand combustion engine starter mechanisms.

  • High abrasion resistance and strength
  • UV treated and stiff construction for non kinking use
  • Available in 3.5mm, 4mm, 4.5mm & 5mm sizes to suit all leading equipment starter mechanisms

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Shock Cord

Donaghys Shock Cord is built to withstand the toughest environments.  Years of development have produced a quality engineered durable Shock Cord that will consistently allow better than 100% elongation and recovery making it ideal for marine and industrial applications.

  • Premium marine grade rubber core to ensure minimum 100% stretch characteristic
  • Long life wear resistance to abrasion and UV degradation
  • Not affected by water

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Sash Cord

Donaghys Sash Cord is a general purpose braid of Solid Braid/Spiral Braid configuration providing excellent handling, knotting and non kink performance.  Sash Cords are available in Cotton and Polyester fibre constructions.

  • Multipurpose line / lashing
  • UV resistant
  • Suitable for outboard motor starter cords

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Cotton Industry Cords

Either knitted, plaited or 3 strand cotton cords of approx 4.5mm diameter to either 300m, 630m or 845m spool lengths. Manufactured from 100% pure high grade cotton for maximum strength and strength retention in exposed cotton module tarp use.

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Animal Lead

Yachtmaster XS Double Braid

Yachtmaster XS double braid features a balance and harmonised core of HT Polyester, designed to achieve long life and soft feel handling.  It can be heat sealed on the ends for a neat finish and resists knotting and tangling as a premium animal lead.

  • Easy to splice with high strength
  • High jacket to core ratio assisting long life
  • Available from 6mm to 12mm diameter in 100m spools
  • Available in White with Red or Blue fleck
  • Ideal for use as an animal lead rope

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Soft Grip

Manufactured from Staple Polyester, Donaghys' Soft Grip rope feels like cotton but has the strength of a synthetic fibre with an attractive gold fleck. Ideal for use as an animal lead rope.

  • Excellent knotting
  • Attractive look
  • Soft feel
  • Burn resistant on hands
  • Ideal as an animal lead

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Ski Braid

Donaghys Ski Braid is made from monofilament polyethylene and hollow in construction. Splicing is easy where the plait can be fed inside the hollow core and when tensioned the eye loop makes a soft handle of loop for lead fittings.

  • Light weight and does not absorb water
  • Floats
  • Easily spliced
  • High abrasion resistance
  • Ideal for use in water skiing, water sports and can be used as an animal lead rope

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Cotton Halter Cord

Donaghys' Cotton Halter cord is an open plait, hollow cord ideal for splicing back into itself.  The cotton fibre has a soft feel and is an attractive natural white colour.  Whether spliced, whipped or knotted, this is a premium handling halter rope.

  • Easy splicing
  • 28mm flat width
  • Soft cotton feel
  • For use as an animal lead rope

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Bricklayer & Builders Line

Twisted Cotton Chalk Line

Donaghys' Twisted Cotton Chalk line is manufactured with a soft twisted cotton construction. The fibres of this chalk line are designed for optimal chalk retention in use.

  • Economic twisted construction
  • Premium quality cotton to offer good strength and multiple use performance.
  • Strong and flexible re-wind friendly spools

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Nylon Builders Line

Donaghys' Nylon Builders lines are manufactured from shock absorbing multifilament nylon with 3 strand twisted construction.  This line is strong enough for taut line tensioning and will recover when re-wound for long lasting use.  This is the perfect economy line.

  • Good strength and recovery from stretch
  • Economic twisted construction
  • Available in White in 40m or 80m and Fluro (pink & lime) in 80m

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Plaited Nylon Bricklayers Lines

Donaghys Plaited Nylon Bricklayers Line, otherwise known as "Brickies line" is manufactured from shock absorbing multifilament nylon with 8 plait construction. This line is strong enough for taut line tensioning and will recover when re-wound for long lasting use.

  • High strength and recovery from stretch
  • High visibility colours
  • Strong and flexible re-wind friendly spools in 50m or 100m
  • Available in 885 and 1345 tex sizes
  • Available in White, Fluro Lime and Pink colour options

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Plumbers Hemp & Twine

Plumbers Hemp

Premium quality jute plumbers packing for the traditional application of packing and sealing plumbing joints. Donaghys' Plumbers hemp has long fibres for easy teasing and superior strength. Packaging is convenient with pull from centre balls perfect for on site trade and DIY use.

  • Natural brown colour
  • Sold in cartons of 10 x 500g spools

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Shop Twines

Donaghys' range of twisted packaging twines and string, manufactured from soft cotton, economic natural Jute or strong Polypropylene film (PP) to various thicknesses governing strength.  Packaging varies from the traditional string ball to pull from centre dispensing spools.

  • Convenient retail packaging
  • Choice of natural or synthetic fibre
  • Excellent knotting and handling characteristics
  • String range (cotton, jute or polypropylene) supplied in trays of 10 boxes
  • Polypropylene film twines available in trays of 6 x 500g spools (8/1 black and 5/3 twine)

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Nylon Waxed Whipping Line

Donaghys Nylon Waxed Whipping twine is wax impregnated to bind, sew and protect for high strength whipping.

  • 470 tex
  • Telstra item code: 675/00043

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Fishing Braid

Polyester Braid Line

Donaghys Polyester Braidline is a smooth braid for use in commercial fishing applications.

  • 16 plait construction
  • UV stabilised
  • Available in 9mm (500L), 11mm (700L) and 13.5mm (1150L)
  • 100 metre reels

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Superfilm Netline Braid

Donaghys' Superfilm Netline braid is an economy line for commercial fishing applications

  • Made from polypropylene
  • UV stabilised
  • Available in 6.5mm (150L) and 9.5mm (310L)
  • 220 metre reels

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Polyester Cod Braid

Donaghys Polyester Cod braid is for use in trawl nets and cod end zippers

  • 8 plait knobbly construction
  • UV stabilised
  • Available in 9mm x 100m reel

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Military

Response Tactical Rope

Response® Tactical static braids feature a kernmantle, parallel nylon core with plaited nylon protective jacket.  Manufactured using a heat set pre shrink process to produce a safety line that delivers lower stretch with high strength. This rope is suitable for high speed rappelling.

  • Fully certified to AS4142.3, ANSI Z-133 and EN1981
  • Responsive and reliable
  • Supple for handling and stowage
  • Quick access and excellent knot holding
  • Features internal year of manufacture and standards marker yarns

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Polyester Rope

Donaghys' Polyester Rope is manufactured from Polyester fibre, the second strongest of conventional man-made fibres behind Nylon.  This rope has good strength, extension, easy handling, coiling and knotting along with excellent abrasion resistance.  Polyester Rope is ideally suited to a wide range of general and industrial applications, including safety lines in the Height Safety sector.

  • 3 strand & 8 strand ropes
  • Soft feel and easy handling
  • Low stretch and excellent abrasion resistance
  • Available in easy splice soft or medium lay

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Fine Braids

Donaghys fine synthetic braids are manufactured from hard wearing HT Polyester fibre in a supple construction. They are highly resistant to stretch, abrasion, UV degradation and discolouration.

  • Smooth, textured and solid braids
  • Excellent knotting and untying properties
  • 2.5mm - 4mm diameter
  • Black and Olive Green colour options

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