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Commercial Fishing Lines

Cortland manufactures a wide range of Commercial Fishing Lines including trawl ropes, gilsons, purse lines and aquaculture.

Below is a comprehensive list of all our strength members suitable for various Commercial Fishing Lines. These detail the construction types we use and their relative strengths and applications. A Product Data Sheet for each product listed below is available here or in our resources and downloads section. To find out more, or to see where all of our products are best used, please click on the market box opposite.

Plasma® 12 Strand

Plasma® 12 Strand is the highest strength synthetic rope available. Plasma® 12 Strand is manufactured from high performance Honeywell Spectra 900® Fiber that has been enhanced by Cortland's patented recrystallization process. Plasma® 12 strand is supplied with our standard polyurethane finish, although other coatings can be applied to suit specific applications, and is easily spliced.

Benefits / Features
  • Lowest stretch
  • Low creep
  • Soft hand
  • Torque free
  • Easy splicing
  • Neutrally buoyant in water
  • Select sizes are ABS & DNV type approved
Plasma® 12x12

The 12x12 Construction is designed specifically for high modulus, high strength fibers such as Spectra®, Plasma® enhanced Spectra®, BOB® , and Vectran® . This patented construction addresses the most critical properties of the fibers to provide a very high strength translation efficiency for larger ropes.  This design allows for long lay lengths, making the rope more flexible for bending applications and rope that is easy to inspect and can be quickly spliced using standard 12 strand splicing techniques. Plasma® 12x12 is a 12-strand single braided rope in which each of the 12 strands is, in turn, a 12-strand rope, or braided primary strand.  Plasma® 12x12 is supplied with our standard polyurethane finish, although other coatings can be applied to suit specific applications.

Benefits / Features
  • World's strongest rope for its weight
  • Long lengths available
  • High flex fatigue and abrasion resistance
  • Easy to splice, inspect, and repair
  • Neutrally buoyant in water
  • Select sizes are ABS & DNV type approved
Spectra® 12 Strand

Spectra® 12 Strand provides very high strength, low stretch and excellent abrasion resistance in a single braid construction. Pound for pound, it is over 3 times as strong as polyester and has less than one half the elongation. Spectra® 12 Strand is easily spliced using a simple lockstitch type splice or 5-4-3 Tuck splice, and its soft, torque free braided construction provides easy handling. Spectra® 12 Strand is supplied with our standard polyurethane finish, although other coatings can be applied to suit specific applications.

Benefits / Features
  • Very low stretch
  • Very high strength
  • Soft hand
  • Torque free
  • Easy splicing
  • Neutrally buoyant in water
  • Select sizes are ABS & DNV type approved
Spectra® 12 x12

12x12 Construction is designed specifically for high modulus, high strength fibers such as Spectra® , Plasma®  enhanced Spectra® , and Vectran® . This patented construction addresses the most critical properties of the fibers to provide a very high strength translation efficiency for larger ropes. This design allows for long lay lengths making the rope more flexible for bending applications and a rope that is easy to inspect and can be quickly spliced using standard 12 strand splicing techniques. Spectra®  12x12 is a 12-strand single braided rope in which each of the 12 strands is, in turn, a 12-strand rope, or braided primary strand. Spectra®  12x12 is supplied with our standard polyurethane finish although other coatings can be applied to suit specific applications.

Benefits / Features
  • Very low stretch
  • Very high strength
  • Soft hand
  • Torque free
  • Easy splicing
  • Neutrally buoyant in water
  • Select sizes are ABS & DNV type approved
Vectran® 12 Strand

Vectran®  12 Strand braided rope has good temperature, abrasion, tension- tension, and flex fatigue resistance as well as negligible creep.  Vectran®  12 Strand braids are easily spliced and the soft, torque free braided construction provides ease of handling. It is available with a polyurethane coating finish and is available in black or a choice of custom colors. Other coatings can be applied to suit specific applications.

Benefits / Features
  • High strength
  • Low stretch
  • No creep
  • Soft hand
  • Torque free
  • Easy splicing
Vectran® 12x12

Cortland's patented 12x12 construction is designed specifically for high modulus, high strength fibers such as Spectra® , Plasma®  enhanced Spectra® , and Vectran® . This patented construction addresses the most critical properties of the fibers to provide a very high strength translation efficiency for larger ropes. This design allows for long lay lengths making the rope more flexible for bending applications and a rope that is easy to inspect and can be quickly spliced using standard 12 strand splicing techniques. Vectran® 12x12 is a 12-strand single braided rope in which each of the 12 strands is, in turn, a 12-strand rope, or braided primary strand. Vectran® 12x12 is supplied with a polyurethane coating finish although other coatings can be applied to suit specific applications and is available in black or a choice of custom colors.

Benefits / Features
  • High strength
  • Low stretch
  • No creep
  • Soft hand
  • Torque free
  • Easy splicing
Nylon Double Braid

Nylon Double Braid is the preferred choice for applications requiring high strength with excellent shock absorbing properties. Nylon Double Braid has good resistance to abrasion, sunlight and chemicals. Due to its high elongation, nylon is almost always used in applications involving shock loading such as anchor lines and mooring lines. Nylon Double Braid comes standard with an overlay marine finish.

Benefits / Features
  • High stretch
  • High strength
  • Excellent shock absorption
  • Soft hand
  • Torque free
  • Meets MIL-DTL-24050E
  • Select sizes are ABS & DNV type approved
Nylon 12-Plait

Nylon 12 Plait provides high strength, high elongation and excellent abrasion resistance in a single braid construction. Nylon 12 Plait is easily spliced using a standard tuck splice and is 25% stronger than three strand or 8 plait nylon. Its torque free braided construction provides easy handling and prevents kinks and hockles. Nylon 12 Plait comes standard with an overlay marine finish.

Benefits / Features
  • High stretch
  • High strength
  • Excellent shock absorption
  • Soft hand
  • Torque free
  • Easy splicing
  • ABS & DNV type approved
Polyester Double Braid

Polyester Double Braid provides an excellent combination of high strength, low stretch, excellent weathering resistance, and easy handling. The standard color for Polyester Double Braid is white; however, this construction can also be produced in a variety of colors using solution-dyed polyester in the jacket braid for lasting color and a good hand.

Benefits / Features
  • Low stretch
  • High strength
  • Soft hand
  • Torque free
  • Excellent wet strength
  • Meets MIL-DTL-24677B
  • Select sizes are ABS & DNV type approved
Polyester 12-Plait

Polyester 12-Plait provides high strength, low stretch and excellent abrasion resistance in a unique single braid construction. This construction is easily spliced using a standard tuck splice and is 30% stronger than 3 strand or 8 plait polyester. Its torque free braided construction provides easy handling and prevents kinks and hockles. Polyester 12-Plait comes standard with an overlay marine finish and is available on special order with a spliceable polyurethane finish in clear or in a choice of colors.

Benefits / Features
  • Low stretch
  • High strength
  • Soft hand
  • Torque free
  • Easy splicing
  • Meets MIL-R-24750
  • ABS & DNV type approved
G/T Composite

G/T Composite ropes provide high strength, low stretch, and superior abrasion resistance in a firm round jacketed construction. The ropes are constructed with a braided Plasma® core. This core is encased in a tightly braided jacket of HMPE fiber which offers the highest abrasion resistance and durability.

G/T Composite ropes can be used in commercial fishing as wire rope replacement, helicopter longlines, and mooring applications where a very high strength, firm, round, and torque free rope is desired. These ropes are available with a polyurethane finish in clear or a choice of custom colors.

Benefits / Features
  • Highest strength
  • Lowest stretch
  • Low creep
  • Firm hand
  • Torque free
D/T Composite Double Braid

D/T Composite Double Braided rope has an inner core made of Plasma® and the outer sleeve is made of polyester. D/T Composite has very low elongation, high strength, and the feel and handling of polyester double braid. D/T Composite Double Braid is available in standard white or a choice of custom colors.

Benefits / Features
  • High strength
  • Low stretch
  • Soft hand
  • Torque free
  • Easy splicing
Co-polymer 12-Plait

Co-polymer Olefin 12 Plait provides high strength, light weight and excellent abrasion resistance in a single braid construction. Co-polymer Olefin 12 Plait is easily spliced using a standard tuck splice and is 40% stronger than three strand or 8 plait polypropylene. Its torque free braided construction provides easy handling and prevents kinks and hockles.

Benefits / Features
  • Floats
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Torque free
  • Easy splicing
  • Excellent UV resistance