Den nye Elevation rod-serie er bygget med det formål at reducere skadelige aftryk, hvilket betyder mindre eller ingen giftige kemikalier og grønnere komponenter, men stadig den kendte kvalitet og ydeevne:
- grafit med lavt harpiks
- ingen krom = ingen bly
- ingen gummikork
- vandbaseret lim i greb
- mindre belægning / ingen maling
- klart anodiseret aluminium
- mindre vægt / volumen i rør
- genanvendt polyester i poser / rørdæksler
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ELEVATION – green and eco-friendly graphite fly rods
Guideline launches green and eco-friendly fly rods. The new Elevation rod series is purpose built to reduce harmful footprint meaning less or no toxic chemicals and greener components while still using graphite for best performance:
Non grinded blanks:
Blanks are just lightly buffed to soften the spiral pattern from baking tape. This is kept to a minimum and any excessive waste is collected in separate tank before water is passed on to community cleaning facility. The blanks have a soft spiral pattern and thin, matte, low VOC-coating.
Low resin graphite:
A denser weave compound of carbon fibers than normal prepreg. This reduces the amount of resin needed to fill and reinforce the gaps between each fiber. As the resin has a high weight, these low resin content rods are lighter, more condensed and feature a faster and more powerful recovery.
No chrome = No lead.
Rods are mounted with light wire single leg guides. We use an eco-friendly powder coat finish (PVD = Physical Vapor Deposition) on a stainless frame, very hard but with no chrome plating (which contains lead). Guideline Sweden AB – Guideline A/S Norway – www.guidelineflyfish.com – +46 31 92 36 50
No epoxy glue in cork grips:
The cork rings in the grips are glued with Titebond III, non-toxic, water-based and waterproof one component glue. The same glue is used by professional custom rod builders across the globe.
No rubber cork:
We use only natural cork where possible, as it contains less amount of resins and glues than rubber cork or other mixed compounds do.
Low toxin/low VOC coating/no paint
By applying a minimum amount of coating without any color pigments added, the blank surface is sealed and protected from salt and dirt, while minimizing weight and volume of resins on the surface of the rod. The coating we use has almost no odor and is a great choice for the workers environment, while providing a more than sufficient bond and protection to the blank.
Clear anodized aluminum
Metal parts on the reel seats are “clear anodized” which is the least time- and power-consuming process when anodizing aluminum reel seats. We use no added colors, which further reduces environmental impact.
Epoxy adhesives and coatings used during the production of Elevation rods have been tested and approved according to both US and European health standards in regard to lead, phthalates, VOC and heavy metals.
Polypropylene (PP) Tubes:
Polypropylene is a more flexible plastic that is not harmful for nature or for you to use (PVC free). Using PP in our tubes also means much less water consumption and very low proportions of raw material waste or emission during the production process.
Less weight & volume in the tubes:
Taking a new approach to tube-designs and the way rods are kept inside, we have managed to lower the volume of the tubes by 15-20% depending on rod model. This means less volumes to ship and store, which in turn also means less carbon footprint during freight. The Polypropylene material further improves the environmental effect by being extremely light in weight.
Recycled polyester bags/tubes and less weight/volume:
Both the Elevation rod bags and the strong fabric covering the lightweight Polypropylene tubes are produced from recycled polyester fabric.
No plastic sleeves on rod grips:
We reduce use of plastic to a minimum by delivering the rods without plastic on the grips.