Marlow Ropes, the world-leading rope manufacturer officially announces the introduction of their latest ‘technically better’ innovation; the BLUE OCEAN® GECKO, a first in the Arboriculture industry.The Blue Ocean® Gecko is a climbing rope with a 16 plait cover made from Marlow’s trademarked Blue Ocean® yarn – manufactured from recycled plastic bottles. It is the first climbing rope in the Arboriculture industry to be made from the recycled material.This release comes after their first product, Blue Ocean® Raptor, a lowering line made from 100% Blue Ocean® yarn hit the market earlier this year. The new creation maintains the same CE Certified attributes and performance of Marlow’s popular original Gecko, but with an eco-conscious twist and a NEW low-profile eye termination option – added to give a tighter grip to karabiners/ hardware and to ease a smoother run through branches.
The Blue Ocean® range was created in-line with Marlow’s sustainability and environmental goals. It aims to raise awareness of single-use plastics and the effect they have on the planet.
‘For years we have been looking to develop new products that are more sustainable and a better fit with our environmental mission. Following the successful introduction of recycled materials into the Leisure Marine market we’ve spent the last year working towards bringing the Blue Ocean® sustainability benefits to the Arboriculture and Tree Work market with a range of fully CE certified products.’‘
Blue Ocean® Gecko is now available from local Marlow stockists.