Cotton by the Metre

Cotton rope is very soft to touch, lightweight and easy to handle. It responds well to dye, and is widely used for decorative and handicraft applications.

 

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    6mm
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    Cotton
    No Treatment
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    Twisted 3 strand
    White
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    Yes
    Does not melt
    177C
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    Yes
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    Good
    1.54
    No
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    £0.35 inc. VAT
    8mm
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    Cotton
    No Treatment
    None
    Twisted 3 strand
    White
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    Yes
    Does not melt
    177C
    No
    Yes
    Good
    Good
    1.54
    No
    Soft & Textured
    Increase 10%
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    Europe
    £0.64 inc. VAT
    10mm
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    Cotton
    No Treatment
    None
    Twisted 3 strand
    White
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    Yes
    Does not melt
    177C
    No
    Yes
    Good
    Good
    1.54
    No
    Soft & Textured
    Increase 10%
    Yes
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    £0.90 inc. VAT
    12mm
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    Cotton
    No Treatment
    None
    Twisted 3 strand
    White
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    Yes
    Does not melt
    177C
    No
    Yes
    Good
    Good
    1.54
    No
    Soft & Textured
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    Yes
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    £1.22 inc. VAT
    14mm
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    Cotton
    No Treatment
    None
    Twisted 3 strand
    White
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    Yes
    Does not melt
    177C
    No
    Yes
    Good
    Good
    1.54
    No
    Soft & Textured
    Increase 10%
    Yes
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    Europe
    £1.86 inc. VAT
    16mm
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    Cotton
    No Treatment
    None
    Twisted 3 strand
    White
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    Yes
    Does not melt
    177C
    No
    Yes
    Good
    Good
    1.54
    No
    Soft & Textured
    Increase 10%
    Yes
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    Europe
    £2.49 inc. VAT
    20mm
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    Cotton
    No Treatment
    None
    Twisted 3 strand
    White
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    Yes
    Does not melt
    177C
    No
    Yes
    Good
    Good
    1.54
    No
    Soft & Textured
    Increase 10%
    Yes
    Average
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    Europe
    £3.11 inc. VAT
    24mm
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    Cotton
    No Treatment
    None
    Twisted 3 strand
    White
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    Yes
    Does not melt
    177C
    No
    Yes
    Good
    Good
    1.54
    No
    Soft & Textured
    Increase 10%
    Yes
    Average
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    Europe
    £3.96 inc. VAT
    28mm
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    Cotton
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    None
    Twisted 3 strand
    White
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    Yes
    Does not melt
    177C
    No
    Yes
    Good
    Good
    1.54
    No
    Soft & Textured
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    Yes
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    £5.16 inc. VAT
    32mm
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    Cotton
    No Treatment
    None
    Twisted 3 strand
    White
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    Yes
    Does not melt
    177C
    No
    Yes
    Good
    Good
    1.54
    No
    Soft & Textured
    Increase 10%
    Yes
    Average
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    Europe
    £6.84 inc. VAT

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Cotton Rope Technical Details

Diameter / Weight / Break load 

Diameter Weight per 220m (kg) Weight per 110m (kg)
6mm 7.5
8mm 11
10mm 15.5
12mm 19
14mm 29
16mm 35
18mm 39
20mm 24
24mm 30
28mm 45
32mm 55

Resistance 

Resistance  Description
UV resistance  Good
Abrasion resistance  Poor
Rot and mould No
Chemical Poor resistance to acids, alkalis, oils and other chemicals

Properties 

Properties Description
Construction Twisted 3-strand. Produced from spun cotton growing around the seeds of cotton plants
Material Natural
Appearance  Off-white colour. Smooth and slightly fuzzy 
Feel Soft and fluffy to touch
Handling  Very lightweight, tactile and comfortable to handle. Least likely to cause friction burns
Density 1.54
Strength (dry) Low tensile strength for decorative or light load applications
Strength (wet) Gets stronger by estimated 15%
Shock absorbency Poor
Elongation at break load Low: 5-10%
Stretch (elasticity) Low 
Performance in water Sinks, absorbs water, will shrink in length and expand in girth
Charring point 177°C 
Electrical conductivity High
Biodegradable  Yes
Storage Dry only
Knot retention Very good
Can be dyed? Yes – especially absorbent. Responds very well to all colours
 

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