NIKA-CORD® Ropes are a"MELT MIXTURE"*of first quality European virgin raw materials Polypropylene, High Density Polyethylene (Min 15% - Max 50%)**and UV stabilizer and other improving elements (5%), bright white colour with red-green stripes.
They are made of round continuous filaments (MONOFILAMENT type) which are produced with the laborious double twisting process "ROPE IN ROPE" type for maximum abrasion resistance, with high tenacity yarns, almost like Nylon's.
This unique rope construction with the double twisted yarns, that have the same electronically controlled thickness, weight and strength throughout the whole cross section of the strand/rope, gives the well known amazing operational results, like shock and dynamic load absorption, minimization of external and internal abrasion andextended useful (thus reliable) service life.
The above, in combination with the high quality added UV stabilisation protection of 160 KLY (suitable for Florida, USA & Dubai, UAE sunshine) make NIKA-CORD® ropes the most reliable ones in the market.
NIKA-CORD® ropes are according to the latest regulations and recommendations of OCIMF for the safe mooring of the tankers
APPLICATIONS:MOORING - ANCHORING - MESSENGER LINES - TOWING
Specific gravity:0,91 (Floating)
Melting point:185 °C
Elongation at breaking:18%
Chemical resistance to ALKALI:Good
Chemical resistance to ORGANIC SOLVENT:Excellent
Chemical resistance to ACID:Excellent. Strength loss in NaOH and H2SO4in high concentration and temperature
*Also called "Mixed Polyolefin Ropes"
**As per ΕΝ ISO 10572