Vectran® fibre is a multi-filament yarn made from Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) melt-spun to form fibres with extreme strength and virtually no creep. It is 5 times stronger than steel on a weight to weight basis and 10 times stronger than aluminium. Vectran® fibre is dimensionally stable and exhibits excellent thermal stability from cryogenic temperatures up to elevated temperatures.
|Stretch||Very low ~1% @ 30%|
|Weight||Heavy (1.39 SG)|
|Melting point||625°F (329°C)|
|Bleaches / Solvents||Excellent|
|Weak acids / alkali||Excellent|
|Strong acids / alkali||Some strength loss in alkali at high temperatures.|
|Mildew / aging / UV||Good, UV causes degradation|