Picture Hanging Cord

Picture Hanging Cord

Replace Your Old Picture Hanging Wire

Picture frames have always been a popular home décor element, with countless people hanging photos, paintings, or prints in their homes, offices, or galleries. For years, metal wire has been the standard method for hanging picture frames. But in recent times, the benefits of using synthetic fibers have come to the forefront. In particular, Rocket-Fibers UHMWPE Cords are the perfect replacements and offer better performance than traditional wire at an even better price, at strengths of up to 260 LBs!

  1. UV Resistance

    UHMWPE cords exhibit excellent resistance to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UV rays from the sun can degrade many materials over time, especially if your picture frame happens to be placed near a window or exposed to sunlight. With metal wires, there's always the risk of corrosion, especially in humid environments. The UV resistance of UHMWPE ensures that the cord remains as strong as the day it was installed, eliminating the concern of degradation over time.

  2. Low Elongation

    One major advantage of UHMWPE cords is their low elongation property. Elongation refers to the stretching of a material when under load. Over time, materials that have a higher rate of elongation can sag, potentially destabilizing the frame. UHMWPE cords maintain their shape and length even under the weight of heavy frames, ensuring that your picture remains perfectly placed for years to come.

  3. High Strength to Diameter Ratio
    A significant benefit of the UHMWPE cord is its exceptional strength relative to its diameter. This means you can use a thinner cord without compromising on strength. The cord's sleek profile is discreet, ensuring that the focus remains on your picture and not the hanging mechanism. Moreover, despite its thinness, it can support heavier frames, offering flexibility in your choice of artwork or photo frame.
  4. Easy Handling
    Anyone who's fiddled with metal wires knows that they can be tricky to handle. They might kink, twist, or even cause minor injuries if not handled with care. UHMWPE cords, on the other hand, are smooth and easy to handle. The soft texture ensures that you can set up your frames without any hassle or risk.
  5. The Knot is Key
    The strength of the UHMWPE cord is also determined by the knot tied. Luckily, the cord is easy to tie, and with the right knot, the strength is maintained, ensuring that your frame remains securely hung. This ease of tying, combined with the cord's strength, makes it a reliable choice.

In Conclusion

With all these benefits, it's clear why many are making the switch from traditional metal wires to UHMWPE cords. It’s not just about hanging a picture; it's about ensuring it remains perfectly displayed for years, with no sagging, degradation, or risk.

If you'd like a visual demonstration on how to use cords for hanging picture frames, especially how to tie the perfect knot, watch the YouTube video below. It offers a step-by-step guide, ensuring that you make the most of this innovative solution.


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Commonly known as Spectra® or Dyneema® fibers, UHMWPE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) utility cord provides the strength and abrasion resistance you need in our most versatile product.

Our UHMWPE braided cord is offered in various breaking strengths and lengths. The fiber is conveniently wound and provided on a plastic reel for convenient handling and processing.  Additionally, each order includes product certification, guaranteeing the authenticity of your fiber purchase. 

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