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Theatrical Rigging Lines

Cortland's range of theatrical rigging lines offer artists the utmost safety and reassurance on stage. We offers a complete line of ropes for all applications; BOB® for winch lines, fine braids for reliable human flight and everything in between. Made from high-performance fibers that are strong yet soft on the hands, Cortland's rigging lines can be custom-built to suit any performance.

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
BOB® 12 x12

BOB® - or Braid Optimized for Bending - rope constructions offer excellent long term creep resistance and superior cyclic fatigue performance, especially in dynamic bend-over-sheave applications. The patented blend of high performance fibers, available in either 12 strand or 12 x 12 strand designs, features high strength, low stretch and ultra low creep to maximize durability in bending situations. Ropes can be supplied with multiple coating finishes to suit specific applications.

Benefits / Features
  • High strength
  • Low stretch
  • Ultra low creep
  • Soft hand
  • Torque free
  • Easy splicing
Technora® 12 Strand

Technora® 12 Strand is made with high strength light weight Technora® fiber. The 12 strand braided construction is torque free and easy to splice. Technora® 12 Strand is extremely heat and flex fatigue resistant. It also has very little creep, making it a good choice for applications with high static loads including mooring cables, hoisting cables, and tower guy wires. Technora® 12 Strand is available with a standard black polyurethane coating.

Benefits / Features
  • Torque free
  • Easy to splice
  • Heat resistant
  • Flex fatigue resistant
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
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
D/S Composite Double Braid

D/S Composite is a double braided rope with the inner core made of Spectra® and the outer sleeve of polyester. D/S Composite has very low elongation, high strength and the feel and handling of polyester double braid. D/S Composite features a standard overlay marine finish and is available on special order with a spliceable polyurethane finish in clear or a choice of custom colors.

Benefits / Features
  • High strength
  • Low stretch
  • Soft hand
  • Torque free
  • Easy splicing
Custom Built

When one client approached us to create a hanging vine for a backdrop, we developed a line with a special hair fairing jacket to fulfill the aesthetic requirements. If you are looking for a custom solution, contact us today.  Safeguarding our customers’ intellectual property is our most important contribution. Our culture of confidentiality ensures that all information shared between us and our clients is protected from the very first meeting to final delivery. Strict adherence to information sensitivity means that our customers have the confidence to fully engage with our engineering team to develop unique textile solutions. Whatever your vision, we can help you create it.