We apply complex finishing treatments and braiding process to make our ropes durably water- and dirt-resistant. This prolongs their service life and gives them their tried and tested EDELRID handling and flexibility.
How is the actual rope created? The sheath and the core are now ready to be combined (braided). A braiding machine twists the sheath strands around the required number of core strands, depending on the type of rope being produced. The bobbins with the sheath yarns dance around the core strands at high speed – rather like dancing around the maypole . After more than a thousand meters of braiding, the bobbins are empty and the rope is ready. During this braiding process we deploy a number of innovative techniques.
The exact details of our various finishing treatments are some of the most closely-guarded secrets in the mountain sports industry. These treatments give a rope specific properties that extend its lifespan, improve handling and prevent it from absorbing water. All our ropes receive a finishing treatment. The top-of the range Pro Line models get the full works, i.e. Pro Dry and Thermo Shield. Our Sports Line ropes are given a Thermo Shield treatment, which gives them their characteristic EDELRID handling and flexibility. All of our finishing treatments are bluesign® certified and use only strictly-regulated, environmentally-friendly processes that contain no harmful substances.