Sterling Expands Popular WorkPro Static Rope Series

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Sterling Rope Company Inc. has developed an entirely new approach to rope construction using mixed materials. With a polyester sheath and nylon core, the WorkPro offers a balanced elongation in the core and sheath, so they share the load evenly. This makes the WorkPro series stronger than other ropes of similar diameters while retaining a small but important amount of elongation.

These kernmantle ropes are dual certified to EN 1891 Type A and NFPA 1983 (Technical for 3/8” and 7/16”, General for 1/2”) standards. They also meet ANSI Z133 standards.

“I’ve used the 7/16” WorkPro extensively this past year, and I’m happy to see Sterling is coming out with a 1/2” diameter that has the same performance and handling characteristics,” said Ed Carpenter, owner and lead instructor for North American Training Solutions. “As an arborist, the larger diameter is easier on my hands when I climb and is more compatible with the gear I use.”


The WorkPro series of static ropes is available in 3/8”, 7/16”, and 1/2” diameters. Each model comes in multiple colors and lengths.

Sterling Rope Company Inc. is a leading manufacturer of life-safety rope, cord, and hardware. Made in the U.S., Sterling has worked hard to develop the best product for use in climbing, rope rescue, arbor, fire, industrial safety, work access, and OEM markets.

Source: Sterling Rope Company Inc.

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