In 2013, TEUFELBERGER engineers launched the project “Deliberate Rope Damage in Fibre Ropes”, testing and analysing the impacts of various mechanisms of damage to fibre ropes. The results of the analyses enable us to understand, among others, the effects of washing on the service life of ropes. For you as a climber, the topic of how to wash a fibre rope and use detergents is of particular interest in regards to the integrity of your rope and your safety. The solution is SCRUBBA!
Test results: Washing a rope has an impact on the residual strength, therefore the choice of detergent is vital. Our tests reveal that after eight washings with powder detergent the residual strength of a fibre rope dropped to 58%. In comparison, washing gel reduced tensile strength by 22%. After 8 washings, SCRUBBA produced the best test results with the least amount of tensile strength loss.
To wash with SCRUBBA:
The rope detergent SCRUBBA can be used both in the washing machine and for hand wash.
Recommendations for washing ropes with SCRUBBA:
Don't wash the rope more often than absolutely necessary!
Use 75ml of SCRUBBA rope detergent in the washing machine, or 10ml in 10l for hand wash.
Wash your rope at a max. temperature of 30°C/86°F!
Use the wool cycle of your washing machine.
It is indispensable to rinse the rope thoroughly in clear water.
Spin-dry ropes only if quick drying is required.
Afterwards, allow the ropes to dry naturally.
Don't expose ropes to direct sunlight.
Don't dry ropes near heat sources or in the tumble drier.
Features and details:
Contents: 1,000 ml
Protect from sunlight
In original bottle at room temperature (at least 15°C/59°F)
15-30% soap, < 5% scents (butylphenyl methylpropional, hexyl cinnamal), preservatives (benzothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone)