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Same rope, new techniques: How the netting industry has developed over the years

We’ve seen a lot change in the 30 years we’ve been manufacturing netting here at Renco Nets, but one thing has remained constant throughout…our rope. Though we’ve seen demand for different types of netting change, from coarse nets for fishing to soft nets for children’s soft play, the types of rope we use have largely stayed the same. We’ve been working with four key types - polypropylene, poly hemp, yarn construction and nylon – for over three decades. But it’s certainly...

30 Years On And Still Going Strong, Happy Birthday To Renco Nets

When our Managing Director, Rene Jorgensen, first landed on the shores of the Humber Bank back in 1988, he hardly expected to be heading-up one of the UK’s most highly-respected netting manufactures all these years later. But, as we prepare to celebrate our 30th birthday this month, Rene – and everyone here at Renco Nets – are delighted to still be leading the industry forward. And more importantly, we’re so excited to see what the next 30 will bring. How it...

We’ve been striving to master this ancient craft for over 25 years

Net making is an ancient craft that goes back thousands of years. From the earliest rudimentary branch nets used for fishing to the modern polyethylene meshes used to shield crops…it’s a craft that takes longer to master than you might expect. Indeed, we’ve been practicing our craft here at Renco for over 25 years now and we’re constantly exploring new techniques and materials to make sure we stay at the cutting edge of the industry. It’s why we were the...

Children’s soft-play sessions are fast becoming a British tradition thanks to Renco

Every year, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) compiles a list of items that represent the average UK shopping basket. It includes a lot of what you’d expect…various fruits and vegetables, tea and coffee, some essential items of clothing. Chocolate is in there, of course. And so is beer and wine. But when the basket was updated recently for 2018, as well as flavoured cider, jigsaws and non-dairy milk, there was one addition you might not have expected…children’s soft play sessions. It...