In 2013, TEUFELBERGER engineers launched the project “Deliberate Rope Damage of Fiber Ropes”, testing and analyzing the impacts of various mechanisms of damage to fiber ropes. The result of the analyses enables us to understand, among others, the effects of washing on the service life of ropes. For a climber, the topic of “Washing a Fiber Rope” and the use of detergents, is of particular interest in regards to the integrity of your rope and your safety.The solution is SCRUBBA!
SCRUBBA is our easy to use rope detergent specifically formulated to clean rope effectively and gently.
Tests reveal after 8 washings with powder detergent the residual strength of a fiber ropes is 58%. After 8 washes SCRUBBA produces the best test results achieved with the least amount of tensile strength lost.