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The Cordage Institute offers a host of specialized publications. Some of these documents are available for free downloading as a PDF.

A complete list of Cordage Institute publications and their prices are provided below. All prices are in U.S. dollars. Online ordering of publications is available through PayPal for orders being shipped to the United States and Canada. Please contact the Cordage Institute office at info@cordageinstitute.com for international orders.

* Documents with an asterisk next to their number are available for free downloading as a PDF.

Rope Standards

CIS-1 Rope Standards CI 1201 - CI 1313 as listed below.
Includes information on physical properties, design factors, and safe working loads.

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$125.00

CI-1201 Fiber Ropes, General Standard
This standard covers the general characteristics and requirements for all fiber cordage and ropes. It is intended to be used with all individual Cordage Institute standards and is required with the purchase of any standard.

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May 2014
7 pages
$25.00

CI-1301 Polypropylene Fiber Rope
3-Strand and 8-Strand Constructions

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May 2007
5 pages
$25.00

CI-1302 Polyester/Polyolefin Fiber Rope
3-Strand Constructions

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September 2017
6 pages
$25.00

CI-1303 Nylon (Polyamide) Fiber Rope
3-Strand and 8-Strand Constructions

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October 2006
5 pages
$25.00

CI-1304 Polyester (PET) Fiber Rope
3-Strand and 8-Strand Constructions

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October 2008
5 pages
$25.00

CI-1305 Standard: Polyester (PET) Fiber Rope,
12-Strand Single Braid Construction

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May 2009
6 pages
$25.00

CI-1308 Standard: Manila Fiber Rope,
3-Strand Laid Construction

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October 2008
5 pages
$25.00

CI-1309 Sisal Rope
3-Strand Construction

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March 2000
4 pages
$25.00

CI-1310 Nylon (Polyamide) Fiber Rope
Double Braid Construction

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May 2009
6 pages
$25.00

CI-1311 Polyester (PET) Fiber Rope
Double Braid Construction

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May 2009
6 pages
$25.00

CI-1312 Standard: Nylon (Polyamide) Fiber Rope,
12-Strand Single Braid Construction

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May 2009
6 pages
$25.00

CI-1313 Polypropylene (PP) Fiber Rope,
8 and 12-Strand Single Braid Construction

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May 2015
4 pages
$25.00

Solid Braid Standards

CIS-2 Solid Braid Standards, Complete Set
Includes Standards CI 1201 and CI 1320 - CI 1321 as listed below.

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$50.00

CI-1320 Multifilament Polypropylene (MFP) Fiber Cord/Rope
Solid Braid Construction

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May 2006
4 pages
$25.00

CI-1321 Nylon (Polyamide) Fiber Cord/Rope
Solid Braid Construction

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May 2006
6 pages
$25.00

CI-1322 Polyester (PET) Fiber Cord Rope
Solid Braid Construction

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May 2006
6 pages
$25.00

Additional Standards
May be ordered separately as listed below.


CI-1202 Terminology for Fiber Rope
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June 2013
9 pages
$25.00

CI-1203 Hardness Values
3 and 8-Strand Lay Fiber Ropes

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May 2007
3 pages
$25.00

CI-1401 Safer Use of Fiber Rope
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October 2015
1 page
$5.00

CI-1500A Test Methods for Fiber Rope
Physical Properties

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May 2015
7 pages
$45.00

CI-1500B Test Methods for Fiber Rope
Performance Properties

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May 2015
14 pages
$45.00

CI-1501 Hardness Test Method
3 and 8-Strand Fiber Rope

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May 2007
6 pages
$45.00

CI-1502 Test Methods for Reduced Recoil Risk Rope
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May 2012
15 pages
$45.00

CI-1503 Test Method for Yarn-on-Yarn Abrasion
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October 2009
13 pages
$45.00

CI-1601 Standard: Nylon (Polyamide) Twine, Twisted and Braided
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May 2006
5 pages
$25.00

CI-1620 Synthetic (Polyolefin) Agricultural Twine
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May 2006
10 pages
$25.00

CI-1800 Test Methods for Life Safety Rope and Accessory Cords for Life Safety Applications
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June 2017
8 pages
$25.00

CI-1801 Low Stretch/Static Kernmantle Safety Rope
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June 2017
5 pages
$25.00

CI-1803 Kernmantle Accessory Cords for Life Safety Applications
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June 2017
5 pages
$25.00

CI-1805 Standard: 3-Strand Life Safety Rope,
Moderate Stretch

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September 2018
8 pages
$25.00

CI-1900 Copolymer (PP/PE) Fiber Rope
3-Strand Laid and 8-Strand Plaited Constructions

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October 2008
5 pages
$25.00

CI-1901 Copolymer (PP/PE) Fiber Rope
12-Strand Braid Construction

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May 2012
4 pages
$45.00

CI-1903 Aramid Fiber Rope
4-Strand Construction - Reduced Recoil Risk

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May 2016
6 pages
$25.00

CI-1904 HMPE Fiber Rope
4-Strand Construction - Reduced Recoil Risk

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May 2016
6 pages
$25.00

CI-1905 Synthetic Roundslings
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May 2014
14 pages
$25.00

CI-1906 Standard: HMPE Fiber Rope - High Strength,
12-Strand Braid Construction

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May 2018
5 pages
$25.00

CI-1907 Standard: HMPE Fiber Rope - Extra High Strength,
12-Strand Braid Construction

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May 2018
5 pages
$25.00

CI-1908 Standard: HMPE Fiber Rope,
12-Strand Construction - Reduced Recoil Risk

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May 2016
6 pages
$25.00

CI-2001 Fiber Rope Inspection and Retirement Criteria
Provides all the information you need to inspect, evaluate and determine retirement criteria for used fiber ropes.

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2004
67 pages
$35.00

CI-2002 Determination of Cordage Institute Minimum Breaking Strengths
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May 2014
7 pages
$25.00

CI-2003 Fibers for Cable, Rope and Twine
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January 2018
9 pages
$25.00

CI-2005 Inspection of Kernmantle Ropes for Life Safety Applications
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June 2017
6 pages
$25.00

CI-2009N Guideline: Performance Requirements for
Marine Grade Nylon Yarn for Fiber Rope

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June 2013
3 pages
$25.00

CI-2009P Performance Requirements for Marine Grade Polyeste Yarn for Fiber Rope
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October 2010
4 pages
$25.00

CI-2010 Guideline: Coatings and Finishes for Ropes
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October 2010
13 pages
$25.00

CI-2011 Guideline: Coating Applications
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May 2014
8 pages
$25.00

CI-2100 Guideline: Eye Splice,
3-Strand Fiber Rope

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May 2009
6 pages
$25.00

CI-2102 Guideline: Double Braided Rope Eye Splice
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May 2014
16 pages
$25.00

Directory and Literature

CID-1 Cordage Institute Membership Directory
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2018
37 pages
$5.00


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