NIKA-DoubleBraided Polyester/NIKA-Steel® Rope
NIKA-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: 0.99
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
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