our treatments

More durabilty

Dry cover

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A process whereby every individual sheath strand receives a chemical treatment before the rope is manufactured. The treatment is hydrophobic, increases abrasion resistance and is polymerised at high temperatures. The polymerisation process together with every strand being coated individually increases the life of the treatment.

This treatment makes ropes more resistant against abrasion, repeated falls, heat, dust, moisture and vastly increases their durability.

A DRY COVER treated rope is :

  • More dust and moisture resistant.
  • More abrasion resistant.
  • Designed to maintain its suppleness in belay devices over time.

Golden dry

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Process whereby every individual core and sheath strand is treated with a hydrophobic chemical formula before the rope is manufactured. The treatment is polymerised at high temperatures. This polymerisation process together with every strand being coated increases the longevity of the treatment. A GOLDEN DRY rope combines 2 treatments: the core’s treatment is added to the DRY COVER sheath treatment. This helps to achieve an astonishingly durable and waterproof rope.

A GOLDEN DRY rope :

  • Is more frost and water resistant.
  • Gains very little weight in humid conditions
  • Improves rope suppleness through karabiners and belay devices.
  • Is more abrasion resistant during normal use.

The GOLDEN DRY treatment allows ropes to be labelled as UIAA WATER REPELLENTc:

BEAL ropes with a GOLDEN DRY treatment absorb less than 3% of water when tested to the UIAA’s standards:

  • A rope sample is subjected to light abrasion over its entire surface; equivalent to a few days’ use.
  • It is soaked for 15 minutes following a precise procedure.
  • The amount of absorbed water must not be greater than 5% of the sample’s weight.

With less than 3% of water absorption, BEAL’s GOLDEN DRY ropes easily satisfy the UIAA’s requirements.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :

  • An untreated rope absorbs around 50% of water in this test.
  • Only the UIAA WATER REPELLENT marking guarantees performance.