Rope

With over 130 years experience Donaghys offer a world class range of natural and synthetic ropes, either manufactured in our Dunedin plant or from exclusive supply partnerships where products are engineered to our specifications around the world.

From Sisal and Manila to Polyester and Nylon, be it for mining or fishing, construction or commercial, whatever the need, whatever the industry requirement, make Donaghys your first port of call.

The products below are our 3 strand rope range.  For 8 strand or 12 strand ropes, see products in the Shipping Rope section.


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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To make an enquiry about this product please call 0800 942 006, contact your local Territory Manager, or fill out the enquiry form below.