VECTRAN™ is Kuraray’s high-performance multifilament yarn spun from liquid crystal polymer. The fiber is five times stronger than steel and offers a unique combination of outstanding properties. It is the fiber of choice where others fail to meet performance requirements. VECTRAN™ is used in a wide range of applications.
Strong enough to be called a “super fiber” and difficult to rip.
Minimal moisture absorption, as well as no loss of tenacity or change in dimensions when wet.
Ideal as a wire replacement because its dimensions undergo almost no change. In addition, thermal contraction is very low when heated.
Improved resistance to fiber-to-fiber abrasion and wear from bending than PPTA.
Ideal for use as a protective material because it is highly resistant to cuts and shearing.
Features a better relative thermal index than PPTA under dry atmospheric heat. This difference is even more pronounced under wet atmospheric heat conditions.
High resistance to many chemicals, especially acids.
Quickly absorbs vibrations.
Absorbs the energy of shocks, and its composites show high resistance to compressive and bending stress.
Excellent electrical insulation properties because it is non-absorbent.