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Protos Ripcord PF

High performing continuous filament twisted, coated para-aramid used as a ripcord in telecommunication cables

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Coats Protos Ripcord PF is a continuous filament, twisted, para-aramid yarn designed specifically for cable ripcord applications. The unique protective film coating is highly abrasion resistant and proven to help reduce ripcord size, especially in armoured cable applications.

Coats Protos Ripcord PF is produced using the latest twisting technology, which is a highly controlled twisting process that ensures optimal ripcord performance.

Main Uses

  • Ripping of steel or aluminum armored cables
  • Can be used for non-armored cable
  • Loose tube, ribbon, central tube or buffered cable

Features & Benefits

  • Superior ripping action due to unique product design
  • Specialized packages (tubes, cones, spools, measured length or weight)
  • Package stability adjustments based on pay-off requirement
  • Ability to design tack, wind ratio, and density to satisfy unique needs
  • Yield advantage and cost efficiency
  • All sizes available in multiple colours (Aramid Yellow, Red, Orange, Blue, Green)
Protos Ripcord PF
Description Linear Density NOM Tensile Strength NOM Elongation NOM
  (g/m) (N) (%)

Strength and Elongation per Test Method ASTM D885. Linear Density is size after coating.

Protos Ripcord PF 400/1 0.05 90 2.8%
Protos Ripcord PF 1000/1 0.12 215 2.7%
Protos Ripcord PF 1500/1 0.18 315 2.7%
Protos Ripcord PF 1000/1/2 0.25 440 3.5%
Protos Ripcord PF 1000/1/3 0.37 570 3.8%

Physical and Chemical Properties of Protos Ripcord PF

Thermal Properties
Para-aramid fibres stronger than steel
Permanently flame retardant up to 425ºC
Self-extinguishing and does not melt or drip
Chemical Properties
  • Excellent resistance
Organic solvents
  • Excellent resistance
  • Good resistance
Mineral acids
  • Average resistance
  • Low resistance
Sunlight (degradation)
  • Low resistance


A variety of packaging options are available. Standard packaging is listed below. Alternative packaging available.

Standard Spool Specifications Unit Option A
Inner Diameter mm 94
Length mm 216
Outer Diameter mm 280