Nylon, Polyester, and Aramid Ripcords

Ripcords for Wire Cable Manufacturing

Are you paying a premium price for your ripcords and continuing to experience quality, material processing or on time delivery issues? Turn to Service Thread.

As an ISO 9001:2015 registered U.S. manufacturer, Service Thread can quickly determine the best product fit for your application. Using our global supply chain partnerships, diverse industry experience and advanced material processing techniques, Service Thread manufactures and delivers the best ripcord(s) for your cable design(s). Here are some basic product specifications for our most popular nylon, polyester, and aramid ripcord options.



Most Popular Nylon Ripcord Constructions
Strength (lbs) Yield (yds/lb)
Diameter (mm)
840/1 Nylon 18 5,300 0.0080 20 %
1050/1 Nylon 20  4,250  0.0100  22 %
1260/1 Nylon 28  3,500  0.0110  20 % 
840/1/2 Nylon 34  2,650  0.0200  21 % 
1260/1/4 Nylon 112  885  0.0420  20 % 
1680/2/3 Nylon 220 450 0.0550 22 %




Most Popular Polyester Ripcord Constructions
Strength (lbs) Yield (yds/lb)
Diameter (mm)
1000/1 Poly 20 4,400 0.0100 13%
1300/1 Poly 24 3,400 0.0110 13%
1500/1 Poly 30 2,800 0.0145 13%
1000/1/2 Poly 35 2,070 0.0235 20%
1000/1/4 Poly 70 1,035 0.0315 20%




Most Popular Aramid Ripcord Constructions  Strength (lbs)
Yield (yds/lb)
Diameter (mm)
1000/1 Aramid 50 4,400 0.0100 3-4%
1500/1 Aramid 72 2,800 0.0145 3-4%
1000/1/2 Aramid 90 2,070 0.0235 4-5%
1000/1/3 Aramid 140 1,380 0.0300 4-5%
1500/1/2 Aramid 140 1,380 0.0315 4-5%
1500/1/3 Aramid 200 935 0.0355 4-5%


Service Thread designs, develops, manufactures, and delivers innovative threads and yarns for wire and cable manufacturing or installation. We design wire and cable binders, ripcords of various materials, and strength members to meet or even exceed your requirements for abrasion resistance, processing speed, yield, gauge, and weight restrictions.

Based in North Carolina, USA, Service Thread helps wire and cable manufacturers with:

  • Aramid ripcords designed to provide an even clean cut through thick armored jackets and can fit your facility’s specific budget, processing needs, and delivery requirements.
  • Extensive inventory of multi-filament yarns, from aramids like Dupont™ Kevlar® and other para-aramid alternatives to nylon and polyester for quick shipment for standard applications, and rapid turnaround for new product development.
  • Great variety of yarn package designs, from 24-pound cheese packages and 10-pound split-tubes to one pound Wardwell bobbins and braider cobs.
  • Specialty coated and treated yarn for wire and cable use, including water-swellable, abrasion-resistant, and non-wicking treatments.
  • Technical and process engineering support. As a premier yarn processing, research, and development company, we have a technical support team that works with wire and cable operations and engineering staff at your site to make sure your most difficult product and manufacturing challenges are answered with the right product or process solution.
  • Innovation and learning with our one-of-a-kind industry insights blog.

Service Thread is a global leader in developing and manufacturing engineered yarns and threads. We help customers who are having processing and design challenges, or material availability issues solve these problems by sharing our diverse experience, global supply chain partnerships and advanced material processing techniques.

Our technical team is always available to help you choose the best industrial yarn for your application. Contact us for assistance today!

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