Kuraray Vectran®

Vectran is a high-performance multifilament yarn spun from liquid crystal polymer (LCP). It is the only commercially available melt-spun LCP fiber in the world. Vectran fiber exhibits exceptional strength and rigidity. Pound for pound, Vectran fiber is five times stronger than steel and ten times stronger than aluminum.

  • Average tensile strength 26 g/denier (HT grade)
  • Durable to abrasion and flex fatigue
  • Resistant to chemical and organic solvents
  • Resistant to acids (<90% conc.) and bases (<30% conc.)
  • Thermal stability, cryogenic to highly elevated temperatures
  • Dimensionally stable, minimal creep and shrinkage
  • Impact resistant
  • Vibration dampening
  • Cut/slash/abrasion resistant
  • Retains strength after repeated bending/flexing
  • Excellent offgassing and outgassing characteristics
  • Chemical/solvent resistance
  • Excellent yarn-to-yarn abrasion performance
  • Unaffected by high levels of radiation
  • Transparent to microwave energy
  • Vectran HT
  • Vectran NT
  • Vectran UM
  • Vectran EX
  • Ropes and cordage
  • Cables and umbilicals
  • Cut-resistant gloves
  • Webbing and slings
  • Medical devices/actuators
  • Hose/tube/pipe reinforcement
  • High-performance yarns/threads
  • Inflatables/flexibles
  • Sporting goods (e.g., bowstrings, sailcloth, snowboards, etc.)
  • Textiles and composites
  • Electronic circuit boards
  • Fiber optic strength members