Vectran® is spun from a liquid crystal polymer in a melt extrusion process. This high tenacity fibre is a result from this process orienting the molecules along the fibre. With its high heat resistance Vectran® fibre is essential in many applications where high friction loading would melt lesser fibres.
Vectran® is 10x stronger than aluminium and 5x stronger than steel. It has excellent creep and abrasion resistant. Vectran® has minimal moisture absorption and is chemically resistant. It has outstanding cut resistant and high impact strength.
Although Vectran® can lose some strength over a prolonged period when exposed to direct sunlight, covering the Vectran® core with a 100% polyester cover protects the valuable core, and extends the life of the product many times over. Advantages of Vectran® over Dyneema® are less stretch, no creep and high strength and high heat resistance properties.