Vectran® (LCP): Strength & Flex Fatigue

Key Features of Vectran® LCP:

  • High strength to weight ratio
  • Good creep resistance
  • High abrasion resistance
  • Good flex fatigue properties
  • Minimal moisture absorption
  • Excellent chemical resistance


History
First produced in 1990, Vectran® is the only commercially available melt spun LCP fiber in the world.  

Composition
Vectran® is an aromatic polyester spun from a liquid crystal polymer in a melt extrusion process.  This process orients the molecules along the fiber axis, resulting in a high tenacity fiber.


FIBER-LINE® Enhancing Processes for Vectran
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FIBER-LINE® Vectran® 
Products:


Manufacturer
Kuraray™

Common Types & Deniers
HT: High Tenacity
UM: Higher Modulus/Lower Elongation
NT: Medium tenacity
Deniers: 200, 400, 750, 1000, 1420, 1500, 2250