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Aug 30, 2012, 12:32 PM

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Re: [qwert] Chlorine solution and slings/soft goods?
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qwert wrote:
Does anyone have an idea - or an idea how i can find out about it - how chlorine solution (used as desinfection agent) will affect slings, both short term and long term.

Google is just tring to sell me chlorine pills to disinfect my pool...

And just to give you the background why i am asking (no, i am not trying to booty some slings from the site of a climbing accident, where the rescue folks had to disinfect some wounds on the site):

Its actually for those big, bulky industrial slings (the fat, heavy, colored things with a big WLL 1000kg written on them) and it is an industrial application, but the materials should be the same, so i thought i just ask here, if anyone has an idea how to find out more.

I cannot comment on long-term, but for short-term, chlorine bleach does not seem to affect nylon. I tested a piece of 1" tubular soaked in Clorox brand bleach. I let the sample sit out 24 hours to dry and then I pull tested the piece. There was almost no noticeable strength loss. I think the piece failed at within 4% of what the control failed at.

According to the website below, nylon has "fair" resistance to chlorine water.

(This post was edited by USnavy on Aug 30, 2012, 12:35 PM)

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