Rope Enhancements

A wide range of solutions to enhance rope performance.

We provide wear protection solutions that enhance the service life of your rope, can design custom fiber-friendly hardware for your application, and offer a variety of specialty coatings and colors.

Wear Protection

Reduce costs by protecting the most critical parts of your rope.

Get extra defense against heat, abrasion, cutting, dirt and other harsh elements. Wear protection extends the useful life of rope significantly and minimizes maintenance. Choose from multiple options that enhance durability and visibility, yet allow for inspection. Each wear protection solution can be customized to meet the needs of any application.

SX™ wear protection

SX wear protection is a braided tubular structure offering 100% protection to the rope.

Cortland Cage™ wear protection

Cortland Cage combines the lightweight, abrasion resistant, and non-water-absorbing properties of HMPE fiber in a braided cover sleeve.

Asgard™ wear protection

Asgard wear protection is made from HMPE and PNW fibers in a woven, laminated and PU‑coated construction and built in a layered design.

DXC™ wear protection

DXC wear protection is a tightly braided tubular polyester chafe sleeve with proprietary marine polyurethane coating for use in extreme applications.

XT™ wear protection

XT wear protection is a tightly braided tubular polyester chafe sleeve with proprietary heavy marine polyurethane coating for use in extreme chafe applications. Less flexible than other chafe options.

PNW™ tubular wear protection

PNW tubular wear protection is a woven fiber material and the most commonly used protection for abrasion. This wear protection is a permanent installation. Standard colors are black or orange.

PNW™ hook-and-clasp wear protection

PNW with hook-and-clasp securement is a woven fiber material and the most commonly used protection for abrasion. It can be removable or replaceable and is available in black or orange.

Integrated Hardware

Hardware designed for use with synthetics.

Our engineers can design custom hardware for synthetic rope solutions based on your dimensions and capacity requirements. Hardware solutions include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Hooks
  • Delta Plates & Plate Shackles
  • Tether Anchor Connections
  • Riser Base Anchors/Suction Piles
Cortland Selantic® custom ROV hook

Coatings & Colors

Increase or reduce friction to maximize rope life.

Cortland’s proprietary HiCo coating has a much higher coefficient of friction than a standard coating, enabling better gripping in applications. For example, a HiCo coating minimizes rope slippage on winch drums or capstans, saving the rope from excess heat damage.

LoCo is our reduced coefficient of friction coating, used to reduce internal heat build-up and abrasion caused by constant tension-tension fatigue and relative movement between the rope and fixed surfaces. This coating also provides improved UV resistance.

High coefficient of friction coating and Low coefficient of friction coating

Different colors for easy identification.

Our rope constructions are provided in a standard color, as shown for each. But most of our rope constructions are available in other colors upon request. If you’re looking or a specific color for easy identification or for keying colors to specific operations, please contact us.

Rope color options