Properties:  High strength, low stretch, good resistance to abrasion and UV light. Lustrous appearance.

Uses:  Picture cord, flag halyards, bricklayers lines, blind cord, curtain cords, etc.

Only available in natural (white) and black.

Polyester Braid can be supplied in the following ways:

  • Large plywood reels – a full machine doffing (length of braid depends on thickness)
  • Cardboard flanged reels – 100 to 250m depending on braid diameter.
  • Cross wound spools – only suitable for braids < 4mm diameter
  • Cut lengths (heat sealed, cross cut or diagonal cut)
  • Hanks

* Available on flanged reels only


Braids are generally produced in one of two constructions described as 1/1 (one-over-one) or 2/2. In our lists 1/1 is indicated by a prefix 8 (R), eg PE 8/48, and 2/2 by prefix 16 (S) eg PE 16/96. 

They differ in appearance with the 2/2 (S) plait producing a smoother, more regular surface appearance.

The braid's 'tube' or 'hole' can be wholly or partially filled with yarns or other materials producing a core braid or even a smaller diameter braid (to produce 'braid-on-braid'). This may be useful to stop the braid from flattening or to confer some additional property, such as greater strength or extra stiffness. In other cases, the use of a cheap core material allows a larger diameter braid to be produced at lower cost.

Tightness of the 'weave', expressed in terms of 'picks per inch' (or 2.5cm), will affect the flexibility or stiffness of the braid; in general the stiffer the braid the higher its resistance to abrasion.

Minimum order quantities:- These will vary depending on the diameter and type of braid and are stated on the appropriate price lists. Smaller quantities can be supplied but will attract a premium.

For more information or a quote please contact us