Serving the Marine Industry since 1936

NIKA-Cord® 8 Strand Rope

8 Strand Nika Cord Mooring Ropes

The flagship rope of Katradis Marine Industry!

NIKA-Cord® 8-Strand Ropes are constructed using double twisted yarns of NIKA-Steel® fibers. The NIKA-Steel® fibers are a special melt mixture of high quality European raw materials (Polypropylene, High Density Polyethylene, UV stabilizer and other improving elements). NIKA-Steel® fibers are produced with a unique recipe (material percentages – stretching ratios – stretching temperatures) and they exhibit much higher tenacity and abrasion resistance than most conventional monofilament and flat Polypropylene and Polyolefin fibers.

APPLICATIONS: MOORING - ANCHORING - MESSENGER LINES - TOWING

 

LR Type Approval Certification

The combination of the powerful NIKA-Steel® fibers and the elaborated double twisting process make the NIKA-Cord® ropes an excellent choice. Additionally, the double twisting process offer improved performance in dynamic and shock loading conditions while maximizing the resistance against internal and external abrasion.

NIKA-Cord® ropes have proved over the years an excellent choice in applications that require floating properties, ease of handling, high breaking strength and extended service life. This unique rope construction make the NIKA-Cord® ropes the most reliable Polyolefin rope in the market. NIKA-Cord® ropes are UV stabilized (160 KLY – suitable for Florida-USA & Dubai-UAE sunshine conditions)

NIKA-Cord® ropes are constructed according to ISO 10572 and they comply with the latest regulations and recommendations of OCIMF for the safe mooring of tankers

Specific gravity: 0.92 (Floating)
Melting point: 165 °C
Elongation at breaking: 18%
Chemical resistance to ALKALI:  GOOD
Chemical resistance to ORGANIC SOLVENT:  EXCELLENT
Chemical resistance to ACID:  EXCELLENT. Strength loss in NaOH and H2SO4  in high concentration and temperature

Technical Data
Size (Circ) Size (Diam) Weight
 ( +/- 5%)
Minimum Breaking Load
Inch mm Kilos/ 100m Kilos/ 220m Tons
41/2 36 58 128 23.0
5 40 72 158 27.9
51/2 44 88 194 33.3
6 48 104 229 39.2
61/2 52 122 268 45.7
7 56 142 312 52.4
71/2 60 163 359 59.4
8 64 185 407 67.0
81/2 68 210 462 75.3
9 72 234 515 83.6
91/2 76 262 576 92.5
10 80 290 638 101.5
101/2 84 320 704 111.4
11 88 351 772 121.3
12 96 416 915 142.7