Paracord Planet® paracord is your all-around tactical, crafting and utility cord. Paracord Planet® Type III commercial grade paracord is dependable, tough and long lasting. The cord is made of 550 pound test nylon and features seven-strand core for maximum strength. Paracord Planet® paracord measures at 5/32 in diameter and is manufacturered in the United states by a certified US Government contractor. Choose from our top 40 most popular colors in 100 foot lengths. Paracord Planet® Type III 550 lb. Paracord is 100% nylon, 7 strand core and measures 5/32 in diameter. Manufactured in the US and certified by US Government contractor and has a 550 lb test strength.