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  • Rope color markings

    'Standard' Material Markers:
    ISO and British Standards and OCIMF Hawser Guidelines
    Blue yarn Polyester
    Green yarn Nylon (polyamide)
    Red yarn Polypropylene
    Orange yarn Polyethylene
    Manufacturer's Markings, General (partial listing)
    green, 1 red, & 1 green yarn Samson / American
    1 red, 1 white, & 1 blue yarn Columbia Ropes
    Black yarns Marlow Ropes
    1 red, natural, 1 red yarn Wall
    1 red, 1 white, 1 blue Bexco Le Lis
    Blue yarn Samson
    Red tracer yarn New England
    Manufacturer's Special Product Markings
    6 strand rope with black and white yarns, plus red and green yarns in one strand Samson/American "Jetcore", nylon, polyester and polypropylene rope
    3 strand and plaited rope with green and red yarns Samson/American Mfg. "PNX", polyester and polypropylene blended rope
    Light blue load-bearing strand Samson nylon double braid rope
    Dark blue and red yarns between different strand pairs Samson nylon double braid rope
    Dark blue non-load-bearing yarn between strand pair Samson polyester double braid rope
    2 dark blue non-load-bearing yarns between different strand pairs Samson "Nystron" polyester and nylon double braid rope
    Plaited rope with blue yarns Bexco Le Lis "DeltaFlex" polyester and polypropylene rope
    Plaited rope with 2 green and 1 black yarn in each strand. Marlow "Supermix" polyester and polypropylene rope
    Plaited rope with 2 orange and 1 black yarn in 2 strands Marlow "Nelson 90" high-strength polypropylene rope
    February 23, 2003