Sisal By the Metre

High-quality natural Sisal rope, ideal for crafts, gardening, bundling, and making cat scratching posts.

 

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    10mm Natural Sisal Rope (Sold by Metre)
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    101 kg
    707 KG
    Yes
    Twisted 3 strand
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    No
    165C
    No
    Yes
    Poor
    Good
    1.35
    No
    Hard & Fibrous
    Decrease 15%
    Faint Grassy Smell
    Vegetable Oil
    Yes
    Good
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    Brazil
    £0.59 inc. VAT
    12mm Natural Sisal Rope (Sold by Metre)
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    144 kg
    1006 KG
    Yes
    Twisted 3 strand
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    No
    165C
    No
    Yes
    Poor
    Good
    1.35
    No
    Hard & Fibrous
    Decrease 15%
    Faint Grassy Smell
    Vegetable Oil
    Yes
    Good
    Very Easy
    Brazil
    £0.89 inc. VAT
    16mm Natural Sisal Rope (Sold by Metre)
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    251 kg
    1754 KG
    Yes
    Twisted 3 strand
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    No
    165C
    No
    Yes
    Poor
    Good
    1.35
    No
    Hard & Fibrous
    Decrease 15%
    Faint Grassy Smell
    Vegetable Oil
    Yes
    Good
    Very Easy
    Brazil
    £1.49 inc. VAT
    18mm Natural Sisal Rope (Sold by Metre)
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    315 kg
    2203 KG
    Yes
    Twisted 3 strand
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    No
    165C
    No
    Yes
    Poor
    Good
    1.35
    No
    Hard & Fibrous
    Decrease 15%
    Faint Grassy Smell
    Vegetable Oil
    Yes
    Good
    Very Easy
    Brazil
    £1.89 inc. VAT
    20mm Natural Sisal Rope (Sold by Metre)
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    386 kg
    2703 KG
    Yes
    Twisted 3 strand
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    No
    165C
    No
    Yes
    Poor
    Good
    1.35
    No
    Hard & Fibrous
    Decrease 15%
    Faint Grassy Smell
    Vegetable Oil
    Yes
    Good
    Very Easy
    Brazil
    £2.34 inc. VAT
    24mm Natural Sisal Rope (Sold by Metre)
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    551 kg
    3856 KG
    Yes
    Twisted 3 strand
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    No
    165C
    No
    Yes
    Poor
    Good
    1.35
    No
    Hard & Fibrous
    Decrease 15%
    Faint Grassy Smell
    Vegetable Oil
    Yes
    Good
    Very Easy
    Brazil
    £3.39 inc. VAT
    28mm Natural Sisal Rope (Sold by Metre)
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    743 kg
    5202 KG
    Yes
    Twisted 3 strand
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    No
    165C
    No
    Yes
    Poor
    Good
    1.35
    No
    Hard & Fibrous
    Decrease 15%
    Faint Grassy Smell
    Vegetable Oil
    Yes
    Good
    Very Easy
    Brazil
    £3.99 inc. VAT
    32mm Natural Sisal Rope (Sold by Metre)
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    32mm
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    962 kg
    6732 KG
    Yes
    Twisted 3 strand
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    No
    165C
    No
    Yes
    Poor
    Good
    1.35
    No
    Hard & Fibrous
    Decrease 15%
    Faint Grassy Smell
    Vegetable Oil
    Yes
    Good
    Very Easy
    Brazil
    £5.99 inc. VAT
    36mm Natural Sisal Rope (Sold by Metre)
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    36mm
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    1208 kg
    8456 KG
    Yes
    Twisted 3 strand
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    No
    165C
    No
    Yes
    Poor
    Good
    1.35
    No
    Hard & Fibrous
    Decrease 15%
    Faint Grassy Smell
    Vegetable Oil
    Yes
    Good
    Very Easy
    Brazil
    £6.99 inc. VAT
    40mm Natural Sisal Rope (Sold by Metre)
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    40mm
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    1486 kg
    10404 KG
    Yes
    Twisted 3 strand
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    No
    165C
    No
    Yes
    Poor
    Good
    1.35
    No
    Hard & Fibrous
    Decrease 15%
    Faint Grassy Smell
    Vegetable Oil
    Yes
    Good
    Very Easy
    Brazil
    £7.99 inc. VAT

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Sisal Rope Technical Details

Ordering the right length

Sisal will shrink when wet and lengthen once dry. When measuring the length you should allow for an additional 10% which should cover you.

Note: Because the diameter is measured whilst the rope is under tension during its manufacture, its diameter may be slightly larger than stated.

Diameter / Weight / Break load 

Diameter Weight per 220m (kg) Break load (kg)*
6mm 6 263
8mm 12 459
10mm 15 707
12mm 23 1,006
14mm 31 1,357
16mm 42 1,754
18mm 48 2,203
20mm 61 2,703
24mm 88 3,856
28mm 117 5,202
32mm 154 6,732
36mm 196 8,456

*Break load for indication purposes only. Not test certified. Break loads will also lower as a result of splicing and knotting.

Resistance 

Resistance Description
UV resistance Good
Abrasion resistance Poor 
Rot and mould No 
Chemical Acids: poor resistance. Alkalis: good. Moderate resistance to oil & gas

Properties 

Properties Description
Construction Twisted 3-strand
Material 100% natural. Made from natural fibres from the Agave Sisalana plant (Sisal)
Quality certified ISO 9002
Appearance Very light, sandy, straw colour. Natural, traditional look
Feel Course, stiff and hairy. Less dense & slightly softer than Manila
Handling Pliable, flexible. May be rough on hands with continued handling. Treat to soften
Density 1.35
Strength (dry) Lower strength than Manila & other synthetic ropes. Suited to lighter or temporary loads or for decorative effect
Shock absorbency Poor
Elongation at break load Low
Stretch (elasticity) Low
Performance in water Absorbs water and will sink. Length will shrink and girth will expand
Melting/ charring point Chars at 165°C 
Electrical conductivity Very poor
Biodegradable Yes
Storage Dry only – DO NOT store in wet environment 
Knot retention Good
Can be spliced? Yes
Can be cut? Yes – will unravel at ends
Can be dyed? Yes with liquid dye
Treatment Has been treated with vegetable oil
 

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