Sisal Rope Coil

High quality natural Sisal rope, ideal for crafts, gardening, bundling and to make or replace cat scratching posts.

Key properties at a glance: 

  • Available in 6mm – 40mm rope thickness
  • 100% Natural & biodegradable
  • Hairy surface – good to grip
  • Poor resistance to rot
  • Length shrinks when wet, girth expands
  • Can be spliced
  • Good knot stability

Related: Cat scratch, DeckingTug of WarManila, Hemp, Jute,

 

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    6mm Natural Sisal Rope (220m Coil)
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    6mm
    220m Coil
    38 kg
    263 KG
    Yes
    Sisal
    Twisted 3 strand
    Sandy
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    Yes
    165C
    No
    Yes
    Poor
    Good
    1.35
    No
    Hard & Fibrous
    Decrease 15%
    Faint Grassy Smell
    Vegetable Oil
    Yes
    Good
    Very Easy
    Brazil
    £31.99 inc. VAT
    8mm Natural Sisal Rope (220m Coil)
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    8mm
    220m Coil
    66 kg
    459 KG
    Yes
    Sisal
    Twisted 3 strand
    Sandy
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    Yes
    165C
    No
    Yes
    Poor
    Good
    1.35
    No
    Hard & Fibrous
    Decrease 15%
    Faint Grassy Smell
    Vegetable Oil
    Yes
    Good
    Very Easy
    Brazil
    £56.99 inc. VAT
    10mm Natural Sisal Rope (220m Coil)
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    10mm
    220m Coil
    101 kg
    707 KG
    Yes
    Sisal
    Twisted 3 strand
    Sandy
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    Yes
    165C
    No
    Yes
    Poor
    Good
    1.35
    No
    Hard & Fibrous
    Decrease 15%
    Faint Grassy Smell
    Vegetable Oil
    Yes
    Good
    Very Easy
    Brazil
    £74.99 inc. VAT
    12mm Natural Sisal Rope (220m Coil)
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    12mm
    220m Coil
    144 kg
    1006 KG
    Yes
    Sisal
    Twisted 3 strand
    Sandy
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    Yes
    165C
    No
    Yes
    Poor
    Good
    1.35
    No
    Hard & Fibrous
    Decrease 15%
    Faint Grassy Smell
    Vegetable Oil
    Yes
    Good
    Very Easy
    Brazil
    £108.99 inc. VAT
    14mm
    220m Coil
    194 kg
    1357 KG
    Yes
    Sisal
    Twisted 3 strand
    Sandy
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    Yes
    165C
    No
    Yes
    Poor
    Good
    1.35
    No
    Hard & Fibrous
    Decrease 15%
    Faint Grassy Smell
    Vegetable Oil
    Yes
    Good
    Very Easy
    Brazil
    £142.99 inc. VAT
    16mm
    220m Coil
    251 kg
    1754 KG
    Yes
    Sisal
    Twisted 3 strand
    Sandy
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    Yes
    165C
    No
    Yes
    Poor
    Good
    1.35
    No
    Hard & Fibrous
    Decrease 15%
    Faint Grassy Smell
    Vegetable Oil
    Yes
    Good
    Very Easy
    Brazil
    £194.99 inc. VAT
    18mm Natural Sisal Rope (220m Coil)
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    18mm
    220m Coil
    315 kg
    2203 KG
    Yes
    Sisal
    Twisted 3 strand
    Sandy
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    Yes
    165C
    No
    Yes
    Poor
    Good
    1.35
    No
    Hard & Fibrous
    Decrease 15%
    Faint Grassy Smell
    Vegetable Oil
    Yes
    Good
    Very Easy
    Brazil
    £247.99 inc. VAT
    20mm Natural Sisal Rope (220m Coil)
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    20mm
    220m Coil
    386 kg
    2703 KG
    Yes
    Sisal
    Twisted 3 strand
    Sandy
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    Yes
    165C
    No
    Yes
    Poor
    Good
    1.35
    No
    Hard & Fibrous
    Decrease 15%
    Faint Grassy Smell
    Vegetable Oil
    Yes
    Good
    Very Easy
    Brazil
    £295.99 inc. VAT
    24mm
    220m Coil
    551 kg
    3856 KG
    Yes
    Sisal
    Twisted 3 strand
    Sandy
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    Yes
    165C
    No
    Yes
    Poor
    Good
    1.35
    No
    Hard & Fibrous
    Decrease 15%
    Faint Grassy Smell
    Vegetable Oil
    Yes
    Good
    Very Easy
    Brazil
    £403.99 inc. VAT
    28mm
    220m Coil
    743 kg
    5202 KG
    Yes
    Sisal
    Twisted 3 strand
    Sandy
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    Yes
    165C
    No
    Yes
    Poor
    Good
    1.35
    No
    Hard & Fibrous
    Decrease 15%
    Faint Grassy Smell
    Vegetable Oil
    Yes
    Good
    Very Easy
    Brazil
    £517.99 inc. VAT
    32mm
    220m Coil
    962 kg
    6732 KG
    Yes
    Sisal
    Twisted 3 strand
    Sandy
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    Yes
    165C
    No
    Yes
    Poor
    Good
    1.35
    No
    Hard & Fibrous
    Decrease 15%
    Faint Grassy Smell
    Vegetable Oil
    Yes
    Good
    Very Easy
    Brazil
    £762.99 inc. VAT
    36mm Natural Sisal Rope (220m Coil)
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    36mm
    220m Coil
    1208 kg
    8456 KG
    Yes
    Sisal
    Twisted 3 strand
    Sandy
    Low elasticity
    Poor
    Good
    Yes
    165C
    No
    Yes
    Poor
    Good
    1.35
    No
    Hard & Fibrous
    Decrease 15%
    Faint Grassy Smell
    Vegetable Oil
    Yes
    Good
    Very Easy
    Brazil
    £899.99 inc. VAT
    40mm
    220m Coil
    1486 kg
    10404 KG
    Yes
    Sisal
    Twisted 3 strand
    Sandy
    Low elasticity
    Low
    Low
    Yes
    165C
    No
    Yes
    Poor
    Good
    1.35
    No
    Hard & Fibrous
    Decrease 15%
    Faint Grassy Smell
    Vegetable Oil
    Yes
    Good
    Very Easy
    Brazil
    £989.99 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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