NBI Shock cord

Shock Cord

Shock cord is a very versatile industrial cord with elastic properties, used for various applications and is also commonly known as bungee cord, bungie cord, elastic cord, octopus strap, kangaroo straps or occy straps in Australia.
The shock cord is constructed with an inner core of elastic or rubber strands with an outer braided core of polyester or nylon. Specialised bungee cords like those used for bungee jumping, are constructed differently.
Shock cords are used to secure objects without tying knots and to absorb shock. The hooks fastened at the end of the shock cord makes this into a useful utility item.

The elasticity and hooks are perfect for holding or strapping down small to medium objects, without tying knots. They are perfect shock absorbers and can be used on boats, car boots, trucks, buses, etc

Shock cord uses

  • Tent Pole Shock cord Peg loops
  • Outdoor clothing and sports wear
  • Day sacks
  • Tarpaulin and awning tie downs
  • Covers for trailers, cars, boats and outdoor furniture
  • Canoes, Kayaks and Small Boards
  • Trampolines
  • Indoor or outdoor use

The stretch factor depends on the product. The standard elastic shock cord has a stretch factor of 100 to 125 percent when stretched to it’s ultimate break. Other stretch factors are available in customer specific requirements.

Shoe Laces


National Braiding manufactures a wide range of products from Access rope, industrial cords, moccasin thread to shoe laces. The standard range of shoe laces includes :

  • Round Shoe Laces
  • Flat Shoe Laces
  • Safety Shoe Laces
  • School Shoe Laces

The shoe laces are also available in a variety of colours and patterns. The standard range in a variety of width and designs are available on the website at www.nbisa.com . You can view the available colours, patterns and choose from the normal range or request a customised lace.

Shoe laces are made in continuous lengths and then tipped and cut to the required lengths. The tips or ends of the shoe laces are available in three types …

  • Plastic tipped – plastic around the end
  • Fused – the tips are melted at the ends
  • Wing tipped – plastic winged shaped tip at the end to prevent the laces from exiting the eyelet

NBI also has different finishes on offer eg waxed shoe laces – this gives the lace a leather look finish. No matter the width, colour, type of end or finish, the vast range is available for order to your specific needs eg school shoes, boots, dress shoes, sports shoes, football boots, safety shoes, etc To place an order for shoe laces today with our team please call us on  (+27) 36 431 7069. We will be more than happy to help and we look forward to hearing from you.

Buy Industrial Cord


We have made sure that being able to buy industrial cord that you require for your business could not be easier. Regardless of the industry you operate within, we are confident that we will be able to help you with either the specialised cord or the general industrial cord that we manufacture.

The industrial cord range at National Braiding provides to a wide range of products. From 0.5mm onwards, the range includes :

  • Blind cords
  • Shock cords
  • Medical cords
  • Bag cords
  • Bulk bag tie cords
  • General industrial cord

Due to the large product range of application possibilities the product range is placed in the major categories to ensure that you find the correct cord for your application. Further to this, the full range can be accessed via our website www.nbisa.com for detailed specifications, images and application uses.

Further to our existing range of industrial cords, we also manufacture parachute cords, clothing cords and decorative cords for use as trims in various applications such as the alcohol bottles. If you would like to buy industrial cord today please call us on (+27) 36 431 7069. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you further.

Kernmantle Rope


Kernmantle rope is known for being one of the strongest rope types that are manufactured worldwide. The “kern” is the inner core of the rope that provides the strength, and the “Mantle” is the outer sheath that protects the kern from being damaged.

Kernamantle ropes are one of the key products manufactured at National Braiding Industries. NBI uses only top quality yarns to manufacture ropes so that the ropes meet and exceeds product specifications every time. From its unique design, this type of rope provides optimum strength, flexibility and durability.

Our manufacturing plant is geared to produce large volumes of kernmantle rope. Contact us via the website or via email at nkhan@nbisa.com for a quote or a free sample so you can try out the rope before placing a bulk order. Our website www.nbisa.com , provides detailed specifications of each type of kernmantle rope as well as other industrial ropes and products from industrial cords, clothing cords, decorative trims and footwear trims. Please do not hesitate to contact us on (+27) 36 431 7069 if you would like more information about Kernmantle rope. We will be more than happy to help and we look forward to assisting you further.

NBI Kernmantle Static Access Rope

Rope Access


Rope access is a safe method of working at height where ropes and specialized equipment and hardware are used to gain access to and from the work area with the proper support structure. The rope access system uses 2 ropes – one is the main working rope and the second is installed parallel to the first, thus making this a committed fail safe rope.
The rope access industry is regulated by Rope Access and Fall Arrest Association (RAFAA) in South Africa and by respective national standards as well as regulation in other countries.

Rope access offers :

  • Great flexibility when using moving platforms
  • Access to otherwise impossible to reach areas
  • Adaptability to heights and tight spaces
  • Less interference with daily operations minimizing downtime
  • Versatility in that rope access can be applied to a variety of environments from confined spaces to massive structures to complicated installations
  • Efficiency as rope access systems can be easily installed and quickly dismantled
  • Cost savings as it involves fewer personnel, faster completion, less equipment and minimum downtime

Rope access is used by :

  • Engineers
  • Maintenance and operation workers
  • Construction workers
  • Painters
  • Cleaners
  • Motion picture and theatrical personnel
  • Climbers
  • Electrical and electronic installation workers

Rope access applications are :

  • Painting and construction work
  • Photography and cinematography
  • Rock scaling and anchoring
  • Geological surveys
  • Instrument installation
  • Repairs and maintenance to buildings
  • Building and structure inspections
  • Cleaning

As in any other method of work, the application of rope access should be regard as a complete system, in which planning, management, competence, ideal safety rope and suitable hardware should be given equal priority as each is dependent on the other to ensure the safety of the entire system.