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  • Marlow Ropes Introduces the First 100% Recycled Lowering Line


    Marlow Ropes, the leading Commercial and Leisure Marine rope manufacturer officially announces the introduction of their new environmentally-conscious innovation; the BLUE OCEAN RAPTOR Lowering Line made using 100% recycled waste plastic bottles.


    Every day more than 16 million plastic bottles end up in landfill in the UK alone, and this latest innovation from the pioneering UK rope manufacturer uses their engineering expertise to make an environmental difference; through the development of a high-quality premium Lowering line rope made using 100% recycled plastic bottle yarn.



    Managing Director, Jon Mitchell explains how the new product evolved; “When we found out about the astonishing quantities of plastic bottle waste, we knew we had to act, and sought partners who had the expertise to develop and produce quality rPET (recycled polyester) yarn. This, combined with our knowledge of engineering plastic polymers, allowed the innovation to become possible.”


    For every 1m of Marlow’s 16mm BLUE OCEAN LOWERING LINE, 7.5 waste plastic bottles are used to make it and this latest product launch demonstrates the UK company’s environmental commitment, as Jon expands on here: 



    “We hope that by introducing this new product to the Arb market, it will encourage other manufacturers to act, enabling us as a manufacturer to make further progress towards a circular economy. Our ultimate goal is to switch all our polyester fibres from virgin PET to rPET.”



    The Blue Ocean’s unique construction offers the same popular attributes as the normal Raptor and Marlow’s other Arboriculture products including good abrasion resistance and shock absorption with soft and supple flexibility with zero strength loss or shrinkage but in an environmentally friendly way. The Blue Ocean range extends into Marlow’s Leisure Marine industry encouraging a more sustainable approach to the rope manufacturing industry. 


    For further information about the BLUE OCEAN Lowering line and Marlow’s commitment to eco-conscious practices visit www.marlowropes.com and the Arb Show in Cirencester between 15th – 16th May.  We will be exclusively talking about the Blue Ocean Lowering line along with other sustainable new products being introduced.

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