Nylon webbing is a solid woven fabric used to make durable products such as ropes, climbing gear, and seatbelts. Nylon webbing is often used in applications that demand the highest performance levels because if products break or falter, it could significantly compromise safety. The first step in ensuring the highest levels of safety is to make sure that you are using the correct product for your specific application. Nylon webbing is highly versatile, but certain jobs call for other materials like poly webbing. Once you know no longer being is the right choice for you, you need to think about taking care of that webbing material. One of the leading causes of injury is improper use and maintenance of nylon webbing. Below we want to go over a few essential tips to ensure that nylon webbing remains durable, dependable, and clean.
Many people often mistake dirt and grime as things to not pay attention to. For many, the dirt is part of the job. It is essential to recognize that excessive dirt and grime left on nylon webbing can damage the material and the product's structural integrity. Once the integrity goes, it is only time before problems occur.
The second biggest problem associated with increased danger levels is how people clean nylon webbing. Often, people go to the other extreme, which is using harsh or non-approved methods of cleaning. Using the wrong cleaning material could cause an adverse chemical reaction that damages or destroys the nylon. You should only use mild dish detergent and warm water to clean the material. You also want to utilize a soft scrubbing material like a sponge or microfiber cloth. It becomes a series of rinsing and scrubbing and rinsing and scrubbing. Once the nylon rope is efficiently scrubbed, you can rinse it with clean water. It is vital to get any residual soap off the webbing before letting it dry. Once the rope is spotless, try to drive with a towel the best you can before letting it air dry. Avoid placing material in direct sunlight and near any potential fumes that could weaken the webbing.
One of the essential factors of staying safe is being vigilant. Be mindful of how webbing is used and stored, and you will drastically increase overall safety.