A surface finishing method by means of which TEFLON®ECO in the form of tiny particles having a size of 10-9 m (standard sizes used up to now were 10-3 to 10-6 m) is applied to the rope sheath. It covers the whole surface of the rope perfectly and forms an almost impermeable protective layer along the entire rope, protecting it against water, dust and other particles that might damage the sheath or the core of the rope.
Both laboratory tests and the experiences of our test climbers have shown that the NANOTECHNOLOGY means that TENDON ropes are able to boast better water-proofing and abrasion-proofing parameters when compared to other products - these ropes show minimum absorption and maximum resistance to sharp rock edges. Logically, their service life and the safety of climbers are improved.
TENDON climbing ropes are the only ropes in the world to be produced with a DuPontTM TEFLON®ECO fabric protector license. Ropes protected by a TEFLON®ECO layer have extraordinary water and abrasion resistance. The TEFLON®ECO layer also effectively prevents the intrusion of dust particles into the rope structure and thus increases its lifespan. The rope is protected with a very stable organic resin based on organic fl uoridated polymers. The resulting protective fi lm reduces the surface energy of the textile material so much that it not only repels water, but fatty substances as well. The rope is protected with a very stable organic resin based on organic fl uoridated polymers. The resulting protective fi lm reduces the surface energy of the textile material so much that it not only repels water, but fatty substances as well. It also prevents the penetration of those particles into the internal structure of the rope, protecting the inside of the rope from damage. The TEFLON®ECO layer gives our ropes superior properties for use, especially in damp or abrasive environments where ordinary ropes are vulnerable to serious damage. So, dynamic ropes with Protect Shield or Complete Shield fi nishing have higher safety and longer life than ever before.