In our constant pursuit of innovation, we at Terrafilum® have expanded capacity to coat steel wire rope. Using only premium quality resins, implementing strict process controls, and developing positive supplier relationships have placed us as a trusted source for plastics extrusions. Our decades of extrusion experience afford us the capability to offer extensive material and coating customization options to our valued customers.

Domestic Durability

Terrafilum® coats cable here in Illinois using US-produced resin. Our extruded plastic jackets provide extra abrasion resistance, added protection in extreme conditions, UV resistance, and chemical resistance. Coatings can be customized to fit specialized diameter, color, opacity, and UV resistance requirements for your application.

Terrafilum® wire rope configuration capabilities include,

  • Stranding
    • 1×7 / 1×19 / 7×7 / 7×19
  • Cable Daimeter
    • 1/16″ – 1/2″
  • Cable Composition
    • Galvanized Steel / Stainless Steel (302/304/316)
  • Coating Diameter
    • 3/32″ – 5/8″
  • Materials
    • PVC / PP (Polypropylene)  / PA6 (Nylon 6) / HDPE / TPE / TPU

If you’re dealing with a complex project, Terrafilum® offers consultation services to match a cable and jacket combination to fit project specifications. We can supply either imported wire rope, domestic wire rope, or coated customer-supplied wire rope. Minimum order quantities are set low at 1,000 feet. We work with our clients to find solutions that benefit both sides no matter the length of cable or complexity of the project.

Exceptional Quality

US made resins extruded in our own manufacturing facility, tight diameter and ovality tolerances, guaranteed 1 year of lasting strength and UV/colorant protection.

Fast Turnaround

We stock wire rope in a variety of sizes and stranding configurations, and often coat to order. Turnarounds as quick as 1 week on domestic shipments.

Tailored Solutions

We offer a variety of colors and plastics to choose from, so we can tailor our coating specifically to your needs.  Diameter, color matching, color opacity, UV protection, etc.

Expert Consultation

We have decades of experience in wire rope and plastics processing on our side to assist with matching customers’ requirements to the right product.

Industries We Serve


An oceanic environment is the most dangerous natural environment to metals. Even the strongest alloys are susceptible to eventual rust and decay in these harsh conditions. Thick polypropylene coatings are advantageous in maritime environments because of their excellent impact resistance, water-tight seal, and intermediate flexibility. Coating wire rope in Terrafilum® polypropylene protects marine investments for years to come.


Construction applications use coated wire rope to protect lifting equipment from damage. This equipment sits  outdoors in variable weather conditions for extended periods of time and undergoes significant stress from everyday use. Coating wire rope in Terrafilum® Nylon 6 provides satisfactory impact resistance, while retaining high flexibility to support the needed mobility of the wire.


Logistics applications for wire rope include lifting, towing, rigging, etc. All of these are outdoor functions with varying amounts of environmental protection. To keep loads safely secured coated wire rope is used to hold down loads in ever-changing conditions. TPU coatings provide excellent impact resistance, outstanding flexibility, and a long life cycle. PVC coatings provide all-around good outdoor protection at the expanse of a slightly shorter life cycle. Terrafilum® offers these coating options and more to meet your project requirements.

Commercial / Industrial

Wire rope is used in a myriad of commercial industries. Whether it be for bike locks, hanging lighting, or manufacturing assistance devices wire rope coatings are used for environmental protection and visual distinction. General-use coatings are typically PVC because it offers a good environmental resistance and high flexibility at an economical price. Terrafilum® offers PVC coatings in a variety of colors that can be either opaque or translucent. Coatings can also be color-matched on request.

Request a Quote

Thank you for considering Terrafilum® for you project. If you are interested in using our services, contact us with the form to the right. We will correspond with you shortly to discuss further details or to quote you a competitive price.

Fill in as much details about your project as you are able. If you are uncertain for a category, or if you have more specifications that you wish to detail, our expert team is available to help you put together a solution to meet your needs. Call us at 815-526-3248 Monday-Friday from 9 am-4 pm CST, or email us at for any questions you may have.

Your quote will be delivered by email within one business day. Once you’re ready to order, just send a PDF copy of your PO or order confirmation to We accept payment with Net 15 credit terms or bank transfers from qualified organizations, or credit cards.