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SDO: The Cordage Institute

The Cordage Institute

Primary Contact

Sarah Padilla
Technical Director
994 Old Eagle School Road
Wayne, PA 19087-1802
Phone: 857.267.3243
Fax: 610.971.4859

Organizational Overview

The Cordage Institute is an international association of rope, twine, and related manufacturers, their suppliers, and affiliated industries. Its mission is to create value by educating product users, the standards writing community, government agencies, and other entities on the proper use of industry products through the dissemination of standards

Scope of Standards Developing Activity

Cordage Institute has published 50+ standards on synthetic ropes. Standards cover common constructions, test methods for rope related properties, and general guidelines relevant to rope use, construction, and retirement. Work is ongoing to meet advancing industry requirements.

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