Introducing the new NBI Specialised Dynamic Rope



We’re excited to share that our NBI Specialised Rope range has expanded! Our latest addition is the 10.5mm dynamic rope, made with a nylon outer and high elongation nylon inner composition.

The rope provides a dynamic elongation of 28.5%, fall arrest impact of 10.7N, and tensile strength of 2152 Kg. These excellent performance capabilities make it the reliable choice.

Our speciality ropes are rigorously tested to ensure they meet the highest safety standards and are suitable for use in a variety of applications. Our dynamic rope is CE certified to meet EN 892:2012 standards.  We are committed to continue providing our customers with the best quality ropes that are reliable, durable and safe. 

For more information, visit our Access Ropes webpage.

A new school sign for Othandweni Crèche

A new school sign for Othandweni Crèche


At NBI, we are humbled to have had the opportunity to extend our support to the Othandweni Crèche, and witness the growth and development of these wonderful children.

The creche was established in 2011 and is a registered NPO with the Department of Social Development.  In its early years, it operated out of a single-room facility but blossomed further in 2013 when NBI had the privilege to donate a park home and an enclosed area of land with ablution facilities on our property.

In 2019 we erected a further 2 classrooms and upgraded the ablutions. This was done in order for them to accommodate the growing number of students (then 58) and furthermore meet the criteria to qualify them for government grants.

Whilst the Creche is independently run by its Governing Body, NBI continues to provide support in terms of land, infrastructure, electricity and water, monthly food contributions and ad-hoc assistance on books and teaching aids.

More recently, we were thrilled to present them with a stunning new school sign, which we hope will serve as a symbol of the bright future that awaits them.

It is truly heartening to see the dedication and passion with which the staff at the Crèche work towards providing these (now 90) children with a nurturing and stimulating environment. We are proud to be associated with such a remarkable school and look forward to continuing our efforts to support them in the future.

NBI lanyards

Quality Online Lanyard Manufacturer



National Braiding Industries is a certified lanyard manufacturer and supplier to the police, armed forces and security companies. Lanyards are made according to strict product specifications for various applications. Over the years we have developed a guaranteed reputation as a quality online lanyard manufacturer.

Lanyards are manufactured in certain colours, patterns, and different styles depending on the end-use. We have a standard range but since lanyards are personal to the company or to the wearer, we custom make them suit the requirement as well.

NBI has developed a unique status of supplying only the highest quality lanyards according to industry standards and regulations. Every batch is fully tested against approved samples before the bulk is despatched. On occasion, inspectors from the police or military forces do a random check and NBI has successfully met every specification requirement.

You can call us today on (+27) 36 431 7069 if you have any questions. Our sales team will be more than happy to assist you further and we look forward to hearing from you. Please read our previous article: Where to Find the Best Upholstery Piping Cord Online.


Where To Find The Best Upholstery Piping Cord Online


National Braiding Industries manufacture upholstery piping cord to the highest quality standards to ensure that the diameter remains consistent during the stitching and washing processes. Only the best quality yarns and filler cords are used to produce piping cords that are either knitted or braided to product specifications and finally finished to customer requirements.

Our quality check systems and in-house laboratory ensure that the entire production process adheres to the correct production and finishing processes. Some of the upholstery piping cords are finished with a starch so that the product offers the ideal firmness for the fabric in the upholstery process. The plant is capable of large volumes so quick turn-around times are always at hand.

Go to our website where you will be able to see that along with piping cord, we also manufacture and sell a range of other cord products which includes parachute cord and clothing cord.

If you would like to discuss your order requirements with us directly please call us on (+27) 36 431 7069. Our team will be more than happy to assist you further. Please read our previous article: Waxed Shoe Laces.

Waxed Shoe Laces


National Braiding Industries is able to manufacture a varied range of products from access rope, industrial ropes and cords, parachute cords, garage doorbraid, clothing cords, moccasin thread and shoe laces.

Shoe laces are braided with high quality textured polyester yarns, in various standard colours and in a variety of styles and widths from round to flat to tubular. The continuous lacing is then finished as per customer requirements, waxed or polished or plan. The lacing is then tipped and cut to the desired lengths to fit the style of footwear.

Our standard range of colours and shoe laces are available on our website at  Shoe laces can be especially made to suit customer requirements. Waxed shoe laces have a leather type of look and adds to the cosmetic appeal of the shoe whether it is a dress shoe or moccasin.

The production plant is able to manufacture large volumes of lacing and has the tipping capacity to produce vast quantities in a quick time frame. Please do not hesitate to contact us on (+27) 36 431 7069 if you have any questions or you would like to place an order for waxed shoe laces today. Our team will be more than happy to help.

Nylon Rope


National Braiding Industries, are well known for supplying a diverse range of quality cord and rope products. The collection of nylon ropes are most commonly used for marine applications such as general purpose yachting applications, sailing and sports

The nylon rope special features include :
• Conforms to required safety standards
• External and internal identity markers
• On site testing ability
• Join free packaging – 30m to 400m
• Low elongation
• Low sheath slippage
• Knot ability factor
• Static strength compliance

Our manufacturing plant is geared to produce large volumes whilst still maintain excellent quality. The nylon ropes are tested during the manufacturing process to ensure conformity to product specifications. Nylon rope is braided using very high quality polyamide yarns around a central core.

Besides the standard available range of nylon rope, NBI is glad to custom make rope to suit your requirements, whether it is different material, various widths or colour or a different identification marker.

Please call us on (+27) 36 431 7069 if you have any questions about the nylon rope or any of the other products which you can view on . Our team will be more than happy to assist you further.

Make National Braiding Industries your first choice for quality and affordable nylon rope.

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 . 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 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 for a quote or a free sample so you can try out the rope before placing a bulk order. Our website , 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.

Safety Rope


National Braiding Industries produces a range of safety rope that is used in the height safety industry like construction, climbing, mining, fire rescue and general industrial access.

Safety rope or access rope needs to meet strict safety specification requirements as it is used for fall protection applications. NBI safety ropes meet and exceed all local and international safety standards. We have an inhouse laboratory so that safety rope is tested throughout the manufacturing process from braiding to finishing to packing to shipping. Each batch is supplied with the necessary conformance certificate, ensuring you that our safety rope is quality guaranteed.

The manufacturing plant is able to produce large volumes with short lead times. The safety ropes are durable and light with an inner core that provides the basic strength factor in the rope and an outer braided sheath that protects the core and provides for comfortable handling.

Browse through our website, to find out more and see the full range of safety rope that we manufacture, together with the safety regulations. If you have any questions about safety rope, please contact our team on (+27) 36 431 7069. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you further.