Donaghys are long established braiding specialists. We range all common braids and cords for everyday applications and beyond this can make to order purpose built cords in almost all known fibres, constructions, colours and with specialised finishes (eg. Dyed, Urethane coated, Heat Set, Polished, etc). Specialty production is subject to lead time, minimum volumes and price confirmation by request.


Synthetic Braids

Donaghys range of multi purpose synthetic braids are strong, lightweight and abrasion resistant.  They are suited to a wide variety of general purpose applications.

  • Smooth and textured polyester braids
  • Hard wearing HT polyester fibre in supple plait construction
  • Highly resistant to stretch, abrasion, UV degradation and discolouration
  • Applications include use as a blind draw cord, picture framing cord, tying lashing and lacing cord

Motor Starter Cord

Manufactured from 100% high tenacity Polyester yarn for high strength, excellent abrasion resistance and durability.  Donaghys Motor Starter cords are tightly plaited to give a slightly stiff feel to optimise performance in all leading brand combustion engine starter mechanisms.

  • High abrasion resistance and strength
  • UV treated and stiff construction for non kinking use
  • Available in 3.5mm, 4mm, 4.5mm & 5mm sizes to suit all leading equipment starter mechanisms

Shock Cord

Donaghys Shock Cord is built to withstand the toughest environments.  Years of development have produced a quality engineered durable Shock Cord that will consistently allow better than 100% elongation and recovery making it ideal for marine and industrial applications.

  • Premium marine grade rubber core to ensure minimum 100% stretch characteristic
  • Long life wear resistance to abrasion and UV degradation
  • Not affected by water

Sash Cord

Donaghys Sash Cord is a general purpose braid of Solid Braid/Spiral Braid configuration providing excellent handling, knotting and non kink performance.  Sash Cords are available in Cotton and Polyester fibre constructions.

  • Multipurpose line / lashing
  • UV resistant
  • Suitable for outboard motor starter cords