Manila Rope

Manila rope is a type of rope made from manila hemp.

Manila hemp is a type of fiber obtained from the leaves of the abacá. It is not actually hemp, but named so because hemp was long a major source of fiber, and other fibers were sometimes named after it. The name refers to the capital of the Philippines, one of the main producers of abacá.

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Manila Rope - Applications and Properties
... Manila rope is very durable, flexible and resistant to salt water damage, allowing its use in rope, hawsers, ships' lines and fishing nets ... Manila ropes shrink when they become wet ... Since shrinkage is more pronounced the first time the rope becomes wet, new rope is usually immersed into water and put to dry before use so that the shrinkage is less than it would be ...

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