Piping cord, manufactured by NBI, is used primarily for aesthetic appeal and durability in clothing, home furnishings and furniture. Piping cords are produced from cotton, polyester and polypropylene yarn.
The piping cord product range offered by National Braiding, is available in a variety of manufactured versions:

  • Twisted
  • Braided or
  • Knitted

Also known as insert braids, piping cords are used to enhance the cosmetic appeal of home furnishings and furniture. Some cords are used as a core in the fabric, forming a defined edge in matching or contrast fabric. Others are used as an edge or lip cord enhancing the appearance, directly. Certain piping cords are firm and smooth, providing a clear outline whilst others are soft and pliable, providing a totally different impression.


Piping cords are available in different finishes:

  • Waxed – this piping is firm and provides a steady piping for a more defined trim
  • Unwaxed – this is a softer piping, that enables a more supple end result
Key Features of NBI Piping Cords
  • Diverse product range
  • Various width options
  • Colour fast
  • Different finishing choices
  • Excellent quality
Industry Types

NBI piping cords are supplied to a wide range of industries:

  • Cushions
  • Handicrafts
  • Gift wrap
  • Bed valances
  • Loose covers
  • Furniture
  • Pillow covers and duvets
  • Packaging
  • Clothing

The piping cord range is manufactured in accordance with the following quality management system:

  • ISO 9001:2008

The in-house laboratory, where continuous product testing during the manufacturing process is done, allows for consistent quality and specification adherence.


Yarns used in the manufacture of piping cords, are of superior quality, thus producing product of excellent performance abilities.

Piping Cord Range

Twisted piping

NBI Twisted piping cords are of excellent quality, giving the end product a decorative charm. The twisted cords are firm and evenly twisted.

Braided and knitted piping

NBI braided and knitted piping is used in various industries, providing a trim that is uniquely engaging. The piping gives a firm round shape on the border, creating a symmetrical, smooth appearance.

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