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Traditional rubber stretch cord, commonly called shock cord or bungee, is well known and widely used throughout the industrial, domestic and recreational world. This stretch cord consists of many strands of latex rubber filaments, bound together under braided polypropylene or nylon fabric. When stretched, the braiding opens slightly and UV penetrates to the inner core perishing the fine rubber strands, eventually causing failure. Consequently, stretch cords when exposed to the elements need to be replaced regularly.
The marine environment is the harshest for stretch cord where is subjected to extremely high ultraviolet (UV) bombardment and exposure to the elements. The Cordall team, with thirty years boating experience behind them, was convinced that there must be a better product available. However, after searching the marketplace in vain they decided to develop a product of higher performance specifications themselves.
Historically putting up fencing on your farm well could be a real pain. It took considerably time, effort and expertise to measure out appropriate spacing for battens – time that our clients could spend more profitably doing other things!
When a valued client, Strainrite, approached us with this challenge, we didn’t hesitate to work on developing a solution.
Cordall’s new push tap flushing valve has been designed with sustainability in mind. The innovative valve design is not only simple to install and use, it:
• helps the irrigation system deliver maximum water efficiency
• extends the life expectancy of dripline (by reducing wear associated with the folding and straightening flushing method)
• is manufactured from durable, UV-stabilised plastics to ensure durability, and (once they do finally reach end-of-life stage), they are fully recyclable; and
• the valve itself can be maintained over time – with the ability to replace all individual components individually – reducing waste.
The result is a flushing valve that is easy to install and operate as well as being durable in the field, throughout the seasons.