Serving the Marine Industry since 1936

NIKA-DoubleBraided Polyester/NIKA-Steel® Rope

Double Braided Polyester Nikasteel Mooring RopeNIKA-DoubleBraided Polyester/NIKA-Steel® combination ropes are constructed by braiding a 32/64 strand Polyester sheath (or jacket) over a hollow 24-braided NIKA-STEEL® core rope.

Their construction is fit for applications requiring abrasion resistance properties. They have excellent resistance to abrasion (Polyester jacket) wet/dry, sunlight & chemicals, good resistance to cyclic loading and maintain the same performance wet/dry. 

APPLICATIONS: MOORING - ANCHORING - TAILS

They are user friendly, rotation resistant and easy to splice. Their larger contact area reduces the fatigue on the rope when it spools and when passing through fairleads. Polyester fibers possess the best endurance among all the high tenacity fibers. These ropes comply to the latest regulations and recommendations of OCIMF for the safe mooring of tankers.

These ropes are produced in 2 executions:

  • Hard for automatic winches
  • Soft for easier manual handling

NIKA-STEEL® : MELT MIXTURE OF PRIME POLYPROPYLENE, 15-50% HDPE, UV & SPECIAL ADDITIVES (as per EN ISO 10572)

Specific gravity: 1.09
Melting point: 165°C (NIKA-STEEL®) / 265°C (PES)
Elongation at breaking: 15%-18%
Fiber water absorption: 0-1%
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%)
Min. Breaking Load
Inch mm Kilos/ 100m Kilos/ 220m Tons
41/2 36 75 165 27
5 40 94 207 33
51/2 44 113 249 38
6 48 135 297 46
61/2 52 158 348 53
7 56 180 396 62
71/2 60 212 466 69
8 64 244 537 80
81/2 68 275 605 91
9 72 304 669 101
91/2 76 340 748 112
10 80 376 827 123
101/2 84 416 915 138
11 88 454 999 151
12 96 533 1173 172