LANEX Yachting ropes can be stored in an unused condition for up to 5 years.
Optimal storage conditions are a prerequisite, and are:
- a clean place, protected from light;
- no chemical, physical or mechanical influences;
- temperature 15 - 25 °C;
- relative humidity approx. 65 %.
In the complex process of rope production, the fibres enter a state of mechanical stress and with increasing length of storage they undergo so-called retardation and relaxation. This means the polymer’s macromolecules are “relieving”. However, this phenomenon is not harmful and is even associated with an improvement in some of the rope's properties. Research has shown that the results of dynamic behaviour tests on ropes stored for several years (optimally) often lie above the values that were measured at the time after manufacture. If the optimal storage conditions for the rope are observed, it is possible to eliminate a significant part of the negative changes in the rope’s properties during storage.