Serving the Marine Industry since 1936

NIKA-Flex® 8 Strand Rope

8 Strand Nikaflex Mooring Rope

Engineered for Maximum Performance!

NIKA-Flex® 8-strand (4x2) ropes are mixed Polyolefin & Polyester ropes. High tenacity Polyester fibers cover NIKA-Steel® fibers through an engineered twisting process. The selected twist factor & fiber tensioning make the NIKA-Flex® yarns stronger and more abrasion resistant than conventional mixed yarns.

All of the strands are composed of mixed NIKA-Flex® yarns and the resulting Polyester percentage is 50% - 50% w/w though the whole strand’s cross-section.

APPLICATIONS: MOORING – ANCHORING – TAILS

NIKA-Flex® ropes are ideal for demanding applications. The Ultra high abrasion resistance, the very high breaking strength and the excellent endurance to cyclic loading make up for the lack of buoyancy. Additionally, NIKA-Flex® ropes exhibit excellent resistance to sunlight & chemicals.

NIKA-Flex® ropes are user friendly, rotation resistant and easy to splice. They comply with the latest regulations and recommendations of OCIMF for the safe mooring of tankers.

Specific gravity: 1.14
Average Polyester w/w percentage: 50%
Melting point: 165 °C (NIKA-STEEL®) / 265°C (PES)
Elongation at breaking: 15%-18%
Chemical resistance to ALKALI:  VERY GOOD
Chemical resistance to ORGANIC SOLVENT:  VERY GOOD
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 78 172 35
5 40 102 224 44
51/2 44 124 273 52
6 48 147 323 60
61/2 52 172 378 70
7 56 200 440 81
71/2 60 230 506 91
8 64 262 576 103
81/2 68 296 651 116
9 72 331 728 128
91/2 76 370 814 145
10 80 409 900 159
101/2 84 453 997 175
11 88 496 1091 193
12 96 590 1298 229