Sterling Rope is the leading manufacturer of life safety rope and cord. Made right here in the USA, Sterling has worked very hard to develop the best product for use in climbing, rope rescue, guiding, industrial safety, work access and OEM markets. We strive to be the front runner in innovation within the field and work closely with companies, both large and small, to develop superior products for their needs. Product development is a the core of our business. Our R&D, engineering and quality control are scrutinized at every juncture to make sure we comply with standards throughout the world, including NFPA, ISO and EN. We are also one of the few companies that still believes in personally hand-checking our product before it is bagged and shipped. Each rope, no matter the diameter or length, runs through the hands of a real person to ensure that it meets the high standards of Sterling Rope.President and FounderBetter Braid TechnologyTMTo make the best rope, Sterling engineered a manufacturing system called Better Braid TechnologyTM. This multi-level process involves state-of-the-art equipment, the highest quality fibers, innovative engineering and construction, continual testing and improvement, and a managed quality system.First, we test fibers, constructions and applications. Next, Sterling balances all factors in the design/construction process number of falls, weight, dynamic elongation, static elongation, impact force and tensile strength. We test theories and ideas through the design process, and then test our products on our in-house rope testing facilities and in the field in real-life situations. We are a certified ISO 9001 company ensuring that our quality system is audited and world class. All of our products required to be third party tested are tested and certified to the appropriate standard - UIAA, EN, CE, and NFPA.Because every climbing experience or rescue operation is different, we strive to make ropes perform flawlessly under any condition and last under the most abusive situations. We have some of the best, most experienced, and well respected climbers and technical rope trainers using, testing, and endorsing our products. We review the data and listen to our testers, getting them involved to gain better insight on how our ropes perform. We do this as part of our ongoing quest to make our rope and cord products live up to our trademark standards - high quality, superior durability, and top performance.