Serving the Marine Industry since 1936

NIKA-Force 8 Strand Rope

8 Strand Nikaforce Mooring Rope

NIKA-Force 8-Strand Ropes are constructed using the well-known 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 (materials’ mixing ratios – 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

Katradis Marine Ropes SA technical staff combined the best raw materials and through a carefully designed & efficient production process managed to present a reliable alternative to NIKA-Cord® ropes. NIKA-Force ropes exhibit high breaking strengths and very good resistance to abrasion (due to the highly abrasion resistant NIKA-Steel® yarns).

NIKA-Force ropes are UV stabilized (160KLY – suitable for Florida-USA & DUBAI-UAE sunshine conditions). NIKA-Force 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: 15%-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 24
5 40 72 158 29
51/2 44 88 194 36
6 48 104 229 42
61/2 52 122 268 48
7 56 142 312 55
71/2 60 163 359 62
8 64 185 407 71
81/2 68 210 462 81
9 72 234 515 90
91/2 76 262 576 100
10 80 290 638 109
101/2 84 320 704 118
11 88 351 772 128
12 96 416 915 151