Made in the USA in an ISO 9001:2008 certified facility. ASR's Extreme Soft Shackles are made from Plasma rope, the highest strength synthetic rope available. Extreme Soft Shackles are stronger and much lighter than comparable steel shackles - they are so light that they float - and they will not rust. There is no stronger Soft Shackle on the market. Applications include: 4x4 off-road/vehicle recovery, towing, military, agriculture & mining equipment and various marine activities. Extreme Soft Shackles can be washed off with water and air dried. This item is manufactured and tested in conformance with API Q1 Specification standards. Although Plasma fibers are stronger than steel, they are susceptible to wear and cutting - always inspect shackle before use for excess wear, cutting, or worn and frayed areas.