8 strand plaited ropes are composed of groupings of 4 pairs. 2 pairs
turn to the left and two pairs to the right, in an over under pattern. The
result is a well balanced, non rotational, strong, and yet flexible rope.
Typical fibers used are Co-Polymers, Polyester, and Nylon,
as well as a combination of these fibers in the individual strands. Typical
industries are Commercial Marine, where they
are used as tow lines, mooring and tie-up lines.