MARLOW ROPES PIONEER NEW STATIC ROPE FOR ROPE ACCESS AND RESCUE MARKET MADE FROM 100% RECYCLED WASTE PLASTIC
July 21, 2021 | posted by Nichola Bushnell
Blue Ocean® Static is the first static rope manufactured from 100% recycled polyester for the Safety and Access market, and the latest addition to Marlow Ropes’ eco-conscious Blue Ocean® product line using sustainable materials. The 11mm rope is made from 100% recycled waste plastic bottles and offers the same industry leading strength and low elongation performance, expected from Marlow’s Safety and Access static range.
NFPA, CE and UKCA approved, this innovative rope is compatible with all relevant diameter rope management climbing and descending devices. The Blue Ocean® Static follows the release of the award-winning Blue Ocean® eco-conscious range across Marlow’s Leisure Marine and Arboriculture market. All offering top performance with low environmental impact, using raw materials made from recycled sources.
Used for a variety of access, rescue, work positioning and working at height applications, this new product is the first of its kind and is available on the reel as standard or with a sewn eye assembly on request. It offers flexibility, easy handling and the reassurance of being sustainably manufactured. The addition of this new product demonstrates Marlow’s on-going commitment to sustainable manufacturing by reducing and eliminating their environmental impact through the introduction of their Blue Ocean® product range and company-wide Blue Ocean® initiatives which focus on reducing energy consumption, waste and the company’s carbon footprint.
“It is important to us at Marlow that we take responsibility to become more sustainable and provide our customers with more eco-conscious solutions. We have worked hard over the last couple of years to introduce sustainable materials into our product ranges, remove unnecessary plastics in our packaging and reduce our overall carbon footprint. – With more and more ropes being introduced, we are getting ever closer to achieving our target of 100% reliance on recycled materials by 2030” – Commercial Director, Richard Edge.