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Cordage Institute Publications Catalog

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 is 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@ropecord.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 1312 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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October 2006
6 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-1302A* Polyester/Polyolefin Fiber Rope
3-Strand Constructions
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April 1999
4 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
High Performance Double Braid Construction
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May 2009
6 pages
$25.00
CI-1311* Polyester (PET) Fiber Rope
High Performance 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

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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February 2003
7 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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May 2006
1 page
$0.00
CI-1500* Test Methods for Fiber Rope
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March 2006
18 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-1801* Low Stretch/Static Kernmantle Safety Rope
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October 2007
6 pages
$25.00
CI-1803* Kernmantle Accessory Cords for Life Safety Applications
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January 2003
7 pages
$25.00
CI 1805* Standard: 3-Strand Life Safety Rope,
Moderate Stretch
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October 2008
7 pages
$25.00
CI-1900* High Performance 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 High Performance 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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October 2009
6 pages
$25.00
CI 1904 HMPE Fiber Rope
4-Strand Construction – Reduced Recoil Risk
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May 2010
6 pages
$25.00
CI 1905* Synthetic Roundslings
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May 2007
10 pages
$25.00
CI 1906* Standard: HMPE Fiber Rope – High Strength,
12-Strand Braid Construction
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May 2009
5 pages
$25.00
CI 1907* Standard: HMPE Fiber Rope – Extra High Strength,
12-Strand Braid Construction
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May 2009
5 pages
$25.00
CI 1908* Standard: HMPE Fiber Rope,
12-Strand Construction – Reduced Recoil Risk
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October 2009
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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February 2002
5 pages
$25.00
CI-2003* Fibers for Cable, Rope and Twine
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January 2005
10 pages
$0.00
CI-2005* Inspection of Kernmantle Ropes for Life Safety Applications
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January 2003
4 pages
$25.00
CI-2007* Fiber Rope Cargo Tie Downs
Selection, General Usage and Inspection
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July 2002
5 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 Double Braided Rope Eye Splice
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May 2014
16 pages
$25.00

Usage Information

CIB-1.4 Technical Information Manual
General Rope Usage, Operational Guidelines, Rope Fibers, Rope Engineering, Application Engineering
Purchase Hard Copy
January 1997
130+ pages
$35.00

Directory and Literature

CID-1 Cordage Institute Membership Directory
Purchase Hard Copy
2013
35 pages
$45.00
CIE-1 “The Splicing Handbook”
The most complete available, with 112 pages of instructions and 167 illustrations; 23 splices; demystifies splicing of high-tech ropes; covers whipping, seizing, quick easy knots, and splicing tools.
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1987
150 pages
$25.00
CIH-1 “Knots & Splices”
A neat, pocket-sized book with 94 quickie descriptions and many photos of knots, seizing, rope work, plus basic 3-strand and wire rope splicing
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1953
64 pages
$12.00