Vectran® Fibre Characteristics

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.

Strength Very high
Stretch Extremely low, less than 1% stretch while pulling @ 30% of the minimum break strength
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.
Abrasion resistance Good
Mildew / aging / UV Good, UV causes degradation

Standard ABL products made with this fibre include Vectro-12™, Vantage™.

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