Vectran ®

Vectran ®

Vectran ® is a high-performance multifilament yarn spun from liquid crystal polymer (LCP) produced by Kururay in Japan. Vectran ® is currently the only melt spun LCP fiber in the world that is commercially available. The unique combination of characteristics of Vectran ® fibers make it superior to many other materials and enable it to perform under conditions in which other materials fail.

Properties of Vectran ®

High Strength

Vectran ® fiber is five times stronger than steel and ten times stronger than aluminum on a weight-for-weight basis.

Excellent Creep Resistance

The big advantage of Vectran ® is that there is almost no creep occurring, even under high loads and elevated temperatures.

High Abrasion Resistance

The high resistance against abrasion makes the fiber extremly durable and reliable.

Excellent Chemical Resistance

Vectran ® is considered extremly resistant against most chemicals and thus able to withstand the toughest environments.

Temperature Resistance

Vectran ® retains it properties even at extremly high or lowe temperatures.

Cut Resistance

Vectran ® is very resistant against cuts and impact which makes it even tougher and suitable for heavy-duty applications.

Applications of Vectran ®

The excellent properties that Vectran ® exhibits make it one of the leading fibers in a variety of industries, including aerospace, military, ropes and cables, safety materials, high-pressure inflatables, protective apparel, sail and sports clothing, electronic circuit boards, as well as the recreation and leisure industry.

Vectran ® in Mooring Ropes

The unique characteristics of Vectran® are the perfect combination for use in mooring ropes and in the thoughest environments. Click here to learn more about our fibers in mooring ropes.

Vectran ® in Protective Clothing

Vectran ® is another fiber that is able to enhance the protection of textiles in various fields of applications. If you want to find out how and why our fibers are so valuable for protective clothing, click here.

Vectran ® in Tires

Vectran ® is used in a variety of tires with the ultimate goal of reinforcing the tire and improving its characteristics. Click here and find out more about the use of our fibers in tires.