A bungee cord is comprised of a sheath of threads surrounding strands of rubber. The most common thread that we supply is polypropylene, followed by nylon. We also suppy polyster thread. While we most commonly supply black thread, we can supply a variety of solid colors or use a tracer to create a multi-colored appearance.
This military specification covers three types of elastic cord for aeronautical use. Type I is a straight cord with a double braided cover (shock absorbing). Type II is an endless ring (bungee) with a double braided cover (shock absorbing). Type III is a straight cord with a single braided cover (excerciser cord).
Bungee hooks are the most common bungee cord end fittings. The typical hook is metal with a black PVC cover, but Lexco can also supply hooks made from steel and stainless steel. The hook can be attached to the bungee cord in a few different ways: a knot or a wire crimp (also known as a hog ring) can be formed to retain it, or a crimped button stop or similar ferrule can be used to retain the hook in some designs.
Bungee stretch cords have hooks at both ends. This product line defaults to the most economical bungee cord, which is a polypropylene sheath - this is a basic, general purpose bungee cord. The most common color is black, but Lexco can custom fabricate assemblies to get any colors, lengths and diameters you want. We typically pack these in 25-piece bundles.
For applications that call for a bungee cord hook but need something stronger than a standard metal hook with black finish this cord is the best solution. The steel that is used to form these hooks has a harder temper in comparison. If you have a high volume need, Lexco can customize this style hook to your exact dimensions.
A solid steel wire is crimped onto the cord. Usually the cord is folded back before crimping to create additional surface area for the termination. Single crimp means one revolution of wire is crimped around the cord, while double crimp means two revolutions of wire are crimped around the cord. The single and double crimps are installed by machine tool in our production department. If you need loose pieces of wire, we can sell you hog rings in bulk.
Normally used to tie down tarps on flatbed trucks, this option is heavier duty than a bungee cord. It’s a molded strap that has less elasticity. Lexco can provide the rubber in two materials: natural rubber and EPDM. These straps come in specific length that are pre-molded, and an ‘S’ hook is attached at both ends.
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