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VectranTM is a high-performance multifilament yarn spun from liquid crystal polymer (LCP). VectranTM is the only commercially available melt spun LCP fiber in the world. VectranTM  fiber exhibits exceptional strength and rigidity. Pound for pound VectranTM fiber is five times stronger than steel and ten times stronger than aluminum. These unique properties characterize VectranTM:

1Basic physical properties

High tenacity, high elasticity

2Low moisture absorption

Vectran almost does not absorb moisture.In addition there is no dimensional change and physical change under wet.

Changes in dimensions when repeatedly moistened and dried

3Dimensional stability

Vectran is ideal to replace wire because its dimensions undergo almost no change.
In addition, its shrinkage rates are very low when heated.

Creep Properties/Dry heat shrinkage rate

4Tensile Strength Retention

Vectran shows a better relative thermal index than PITA under dry atmospheric heat.
This difference is even more prominent under wet atmospheric heat conditions.

Dry Atmosphere(250℃)/Wet Atmosphere(120℃)

5Abrasion Resistance

Vectran offers better resistance to fiber-to-fiber abrasion and wear from bending than PPTA.

Fiber-to-fiber abrasion/Wear form bending(MIT)