Serving the Marine Industry since 1936

NIKA-Spectra® S1000

A world class strong and durable 12strand High Modulus rope made of Honeywell’s Spectra® S1000 fibers. Manufactured in light blue color, NIKA-Spectra® S1000 stands for the high level of operation efficiency and quality performance.

APPLICATIONS:   Mooring (to be used with Synthetic tails) – Tow Lines - STS operations (to be used with Synthetic tails) – Anchoring

NIKA-Spectra® S1000 ropes are 12 strand High Modulus ropes. They combine the excellent properties of Honeywell's Spectra® S1000 fibers and an insuperable manufacturing process. NIKA-Spectra® S1000 ropes exhibit unmatched strength; they are 8 times stronger than steel ropes, 3 times stronger than polyester and 40% stronger than aramid (on a weight by weight comparison). Their lightweight characteristics make Nika-Spectra S1000 ropes ideal for the critical operations of the heavy shipping industry.

The use of an excellent fiber such as Honeywell’s Spectra® S1000 in a much-sophisticated production process result in a top performance rope. The use of the special NikaThane-S coating application on the S1000 fibers and the superior in-house heat-setting process provides a high quality robust rope construction with higher strength efficiency and excellent abrasion resistance. NIKA-Spectra® S1000 ropes exhibit excellent resistance to UV sunlight and weathering degradation and thus an extended service life (more than 7 years).

NIKA-Spectra® S1000 ropes are an excellent wire-rope alternative and offer several benefits:

LR Type Approval Certification
  1. Most cost-effective ropes to purchase due to lower labor requirements in operations and decreased mooring & towing operating times
  2. High strength-to-size ratio of the S1000 fibers, allowing for lighter weight ropes that are easier to handle.
  3. No corrosion, superior chemical resistance, increased abrasion resistance and excellent flex fatigue
  4. 2-3 times longer service life (compared to wire ropes)
  5. Hydrophobic S1000 fibers, so ropes will not absorb moisture or deteriorate in water
  6. Negligible maintenance costs

NIKA-Spectra® S1000 ropes are produced according to ISO 10325-2009 and they comply with OCIMF's latest regulations & recommendations for the safe mooring of the tanker, LNG and LPG vessels.

Specific Gravity: 0.97
Elongation at breaking: 3.5% (when new)
Standard Color: Light Blue
Optional Colors: Dark Blue, Light red
Melting point: 145oC (UHMWPE)
Resistance to UV radiation: Excellent
Chemical Resistance to ALKALI: Excellent
Chemical Resistance to ORGANIC SOLVENT: Very Good
Chemical Resistance to ACID: Good. Resistant to H2SO4 in temperatures up to 25oC

Technical Datasheet
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Size (Circ) Size (Diam) Weight
 ( +/- 5%)
Min. Breaking Load
Inches mm Kilos/ 100m Kilos/ 220m Tons
1 8 4.1 9 6.6
11/4 10 5.9 13 11
11/2 12 9.6 21.1 16.9
13/4 14 12.9 28.4 22.5
2 16 16.1 35.4 27.8
21/4 18 21.5 47.3 35.8
21/2 20 24.1 53 42.6
23/4 22 28.6 62.9 51.6
3 24 33.5 73.7 59
31/4 26 39.2 86.2 67
31/2 28 45.8 100.8 75.5
33/4 30 54 118.8 86
4 32 59 129.8 96.1
41/4 34 64.5 141.9 102.3
41/2 36 71.8 158 112
43/4 38 80.3 176.7 125.7
5 40 88.5 194.7 138
51/4 42 98.6 216.9 153.5
51/2 44 107.4 236.3 166.1
53/4 46 115 253 182.2
6 48 127 279.4 197.8
61/4 50 137.6 302.7 207.5
61/2 52 144.3 317.5 222.9
7 56 170.4 374.9 254.3
71/2 60 190.4 418.9 282.6
8 64 224.9 494.8 315.9
81/2 68 257.4 566.3 358.4
9 72 285.1 627.2 399
91/2 76 320 704 421.2
10 80 341 750.2 452
101/2 84 385 847 505.6
11 88 437.9 963.4 568
12 96 515 1133 630