BioThane®

BioThane® for Your Animals - Cleanable, Durable, Healthier

Our BioThane® products are waterproof, stink proof, easy to clean and come in a variety of fun colours which you can choose and mix and match.  We can also change to stainless steel hardware (additional charges), add your dogs name or your phone number, or any other text you require, and we even have a range of patterns we can add on (see photos below). 

The BioThane® product itself is very strong, and we use 2 rivets at each end of our leads but if you have a very strong dog you can ask as to make it with 3 rivets.

BREAK STRENGTH
13mm - 220kg
16mm - 280kg
19mm - 340kg
25mm - 454kg
38mm - 678kg

REFUNDS/REPLACEMENTS:
As we custom make these, no refunds will be given for change of mind or incorrect size/colour choice (unless we made an error).  We will repair or replace any hardware failures/defects (ie clip, buckle, rivets) but PLEASE NOTE THAT BIOTHANE IS NOT CHEW PROOF and we will be unable to refund BioThane® products that have been chewed. 

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HARDWARE
We now have various hardware options available!  Find out more about them here - https://www.shinepets.co.nz/pages/biothane-hardware-options

PRINTING/PATTERNS/IMAGES
These are a heat transfer vinyl (HTV) and are also waterproof. 
However **PLEASE NOTE** that the supplier of the HTV doesn't guarantee how well it works if you put text over the patterned HTV, so you can choose to do this at your own risk.  The below images show the patterns we currently have available.  As the pattern varies throughout the page we cannot guarantee exactly what your cut of the pattern will look like.

FAQS from the BioThane® website...

What is BioThane®?

BioThane® is the brand name of all coated webbing products made by BioThane Coated Webbing Corp. It’s basically a polyester webbing with a TPU or PVC coating that makes it more durable, waterproof, easy to clean and weldable.

Why is BioThane® better than leather?

BioThane® is more durable, cleanable, stronger and easier to maintain. It is also readily available in different colors.

Is BioThane made in the USA?

Yes, BioThane® is manufactured in our only plant located in North Ridgeville, Ohio in the USA.

Does synthetic hurt the animals?

Not any more than leather! As long as you size the end product correctly it should never hurt your animal.

Will it smell if the animal gets wet?

No, BioThane® is stinkproof.

How long will it last?

Under normal use, BioThane® will long outlast leather and nylon.

Will the color fade?

The opaque colors tend to hold color significantly longer than the fluorescent colors. In general, the deeper the shade of the hue, the longer it will last.

Will it still work in cold weather?

Yes. BioThane remains flexible and durable in cold weather.

Does it get sticky or tacky?

Under normal use it will not get sticky or tacky. It can get sticky or tacky if it is exposed to certain chemicals like DEET.

Will the material cause hot spots?

The material will only cause hot spots if the animal is not fitted properly with the correct size product.

How do I clean my collar/lead?

Warm water and soap usually work well. You also can dab with a small amount of rubbing alcohol.