History

History of Phillystran

Founded in 1972, Phillystran is ‘the’ specialist in high performance, synthetic fiber ropes for demanding applications. By combining cutting edge technical know-how with the industry’s broadest range of advanced fibers, Phillystran has a reputation for excellence in the development of ropes that set the standard for performance, longevity and efficiency.


Phillystran has led the development of synthetic ropes for applications previously performed  by steel wire ropes, with significant performance and cost benefits. Our products are used worldwide in a broad range of marine, industrial and naval rope applications including mooring lines, life lines and winch lines, boat rigging, structural support lines, power cables, broadcast tower guy cables and seismic cables.

Trusted Solutions Partner
Phillystran’s knowledge and experience means we are a trusted solutions partner for companies looking for efficiency and productivity improvements – we help companies do it better. We specialize in producing custom designed strength members for specific applications. Over 50% of the products supplied by Phillystran are custom manufactured to exacting project requirements. 

Unlike other manufacturers that offer a limited range of yarns, Phillystran gives you access to the industry’s broadest range of high tenacity fiber ropes, strands, braids and strength members. These include Kevlar®, Twaron®, Technora®, Vectran®, Spectra®, Dyneema® and Zylon®, to develop products that maximize the unique properties of these high tenacity fibers. Phillystran also manufacturers polyester and nylon ropes for specialized applications.

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