“Step into the future of rope design!”
Last year we celebrated our 10th anniversary and decided to challenge ourselves. We wanted to improve the quality of ropes whilst using sustainable materials only. Now after a year of development and testing Premiumropes introduces a full range of sustainable ropes called Eco-Ropes.
Eco-Ropes by Premiumropes are the shining result of our continuous development efforts combined with our sustainability goals. These ropes are made from sustainable materials like recycled plastics (rPET) and bio-based Dyneema®.
Two years ago Premiumropes was among the first to introduce our Eco-Dock. A mooring line completely made of recycled polyester. This year we introduce a full range of Eco-Ropes for sailing. From mooring ropes to halyards and from fender lines to sheets. It’s all there.
It is the national colour of the Netherlands and also the colour of the plastic waste bins. Besides that, it’s also just a nice colour.
Which materials are used for the Eco-Ropes?
rPET made from old plastic bottles
rPET is created by recycling plastics that were previously used as packaging materials. These include plastic bottles. Once collected, it is sorted and cleaned, and then transformed into rPET. The major benefit of rPet is the decrease of plastic waste that floats around in our oceans. rPet ropes contribute greatly to the efforts of cleaning up the oceans and reduces the amount of plastic waste.
• rPET is recycled (r) plastic. Pet stands for Polyethylene Terephthalate and is a polyester.
• rPET is made from 100% recycled PET bottles
• It has some great advantages, including that it is fully recyclable.
• Ropes made of rPET have the same properties and as the widely known ropes made of polyester
Bio-based Dyneema® is made with renewable, bio-based feedstock. This is a new development in fibre technology. This version of Dyneema® reduces the reliance on fossil fuel resources. Bio-based Dyneema® fibre boasts the exact same performance as conventional Dyneema®
• Bio-based Dyneema® has the lowest carbon footprint per unit of strength compared to other
• Bio-based Dyneema® emits 29 tons less CO2 per metric ton of fibre produced
• Bio-based Dyneema® has the same performance, strength and longevity as conventional Dyneema®
• This is equivalent to the amount of CO2 released when charging 3.7 million smartphones, or the amount of CO2 absorbed by growing 480 tree seedlings over 10 years.
Making ropes from recycled material
The Eco Cruiser is a rope with unique features and beautiful modern colours. This modern type of rope is durable, flexible and very comfortable in handling. In terms of quality, this line offers the same quality as to the well-known polyester ropes that have been used in sailing for years. It is a reliable and durable which remains soft and flexible in use.
The Eco Cup is the first high performance rope within our Eco Ropes range. We wanted to developed a good rope for performance sailing and combine this with our sustainability goals. This unique rope provides optimal performance due to its strength, UV resistance, low stretch and abrasion resistant cover.
The Premium Ropes Eco Dock was our first rope made from 100% recycled plastic. The Eco Dock is perfect for mooring, docking but also anchoring. It has great elongation characteristics that protects your boat from rough weather conditions.
This fenderline is a 24 plait single braid for fenders made from rPet yarns. These are made from the waste of the most common type of plastic Pet. The hollow braid constructions makes this rope easy to splice and flexible. Due to the construction of the Eco-Fender it’s easy to tie a knot and attach the fender to the guardrail.
This rope, completely made of bio-based Dyneema® SK78 (12 strands coated) fibers, is extremely strong, has low elongation and low weight. The coating ensures UV resistance and better abrasion resistance.