| A clothesline for outdoor use in proper quality should extend as little as possible, have a high resistance to UV rays from the sun, should of course not contain dyes that can discolour the laundry and finally, the clothesline should be easy to clean, so the dirt that inevitably settles on it over time can be removed in a simple way.|
Popotamus offers clothesline cord in 2 qualities. Type A and Type B. Both types of cord are double braided, ie. the cord consists of a core (or a heart) and an outer protective layer, which is called the sheath.
In German, such a string is called Kernmantel rope. The construction is widely used in modern rope production.
The clotheslines are easy to maintain and clean, as they can simply be machine washed. Put the clothesline in a laundry bag and machine wash it at 40 degrees, then it is clean and does not discolour the laundry.
The clothesline cord are sold in meters. The maximum length (in one piece) is 200 meters, as we get the clotheslines delivered on 200 meter spools from the factory.
We get the clotheslines made entirely in the color white at the Czech rope factory Lanex, which, among other things, makes all kinds of ropes for sailboats. Both type A and type B have socks made of 100% polyester, which has high resistance to UV rays from the sun. Type A has a core in polyester, while type B has a core made of HMPE fiber (the well-known brands Dyneema and Spectra are also made of HMPE fibers).
HMPE fiber expands/extends less than polyester when loaded, so the clothesline has less tendency to hang or arch against the ground when its core is made of HMPE fiber.
Both Type A and Type B are available in 4 and 5 mm thickness. Exclusively in the color white. We have tested clothes lines in different colors and there is unfortunately a risk of contamination from the clothesline to the laundry, therefore we have had the clotheslines specially made in white.
The cords are also suitable as flagpole halyard, which like clotheslines, is exposed to constant UV radiation from the sun and polyester withstands this effect better than flagpole halyard made of PP (polypropylene) or nylon.
When we supply the length of clothesline that you order, both ends are sealed so they do not fray. If you need to divide the length that you order into smaller pieces and want to prevent the string from fraying, then the most important piece of advice is: Heat/melt the string BEFORE you cut it over.
Here is a link to a video that shows how we seal the ends