Tent, Tarpaulin and Transport

Tent, canvas goods, road and rail all benefit from the range, quality and availability of the ropes and cords we manufacture here in the UK.

From just one factory we supply the widest range of braided and twisted ropes and cords, and cord assemblies in the UK.  We manufacture in man-made and natural fibres ropes cords from 0.8mm diameter to 32mm diameter. This includes shock cords for tensioning, solid braids for lacing and twisted ropes for securing.

Many applications need special attention and our team can design and perfect the ideal product by working closely with the customer.

To find out more about our products for tents, tarpaulins and the transport market get in touch with our technical sales team on:

+44 (0)1706 360363


For the transportation market, Power Bands are a high strength shock cord assembly, having stainless steel, galvanised steel, nylon or aluminium thimble(s) and are bonded with 2 servings of whipping to ensure strength under heavy loads. We  also supply with soft eye terminations, double-whipped or crimped and covered. We can make to customer specifications or drawings, or design suitable Power Bands in consultation with customers.


Available in diameters ranging from 3mm to 14mm, polyester, polypropylene and nylon covers, and in a range of colours, commercial shock cord is supplied in 50 or 100 metre reel lengths, or in assemblies for use in tent and tarpaulin manufacture.


From 1.5mm diameter and upwards, Ibex Marina supplies an extensive range of braided and 3 strand ropes in natural and synthetic yarns, solid and multi-coloured, as well a vast range of assemblies and cut lengths, such as tug-o-war and skipping ropes, dog leads, pull cords and lanyards. We also supply a large range of NSN numbers, both as rope and assemblies.