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RE: [RC] [RC-Digest] Vol: 03.2202 - Steve Hallmark

Hi Linda,

I was involved in product development when Zilco was originally introduced
to the endurance market back in the late '90s.  The basic difference in the
products is chemistry.  Zilco is a blend of elastomeric polymers applied to
a rot and stretch resistant webbing.  Zilco's original equine market was
carriage harness.  Zilco takes pride in using high quality brass or
stainless hardware for their endurance products.  

Both products use proprietary technology in the manufacturing process. As
far as tack is concerned, there are significant differences in how product
is produced.  

BioThane and Beta BioThane are sold as raw product to vendors/manufacturers
that then use it to build their own products.  The quality of the tack
produced is controlled by the individual vendor/manufacturer.

Zilco tack is produced by the parent company.  No raw product is sold to
second party producers.  What this means is that all of the vendors who sell
Zilco are selling the same exact product.  They buy their finished product
from the same distributor, depending on what continent they're located.

Hope this helps.


From: "Linda Guidry" <lindag1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [RC]   help with equipment

Thank you all for the help! I am now pretty confused between the Bio Thane
and the Zilco tack. Whats the biggest difference here? Is one any stronger
than the other? Who uses the better hardware on their Zilco tack halter

Thanks ,



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