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Vectran®

Vectran® is a high-performance multifilament yarn spun from liquid crystal polymer (LCP).  Vectran® fiber exhibits exceptional strength and rigidity.  It is 5 times stronger than steel and 10 times stronger than aluminum.  Vectran is used in industrial rope  and cord because of it's superior abrasion resistance, excellent moisture resistance and exceptional property retention over a broad range of temperatures and chemical environments.

Properties of Vectran®

  • High strength and modulus
  • Excellent creep resistance
  • High abrasion resistance
  • excellent flex/fold characteristics
  • Minimal moisture absorption
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE)
  • High dielectric strength
  • Outstanding cut resistance
  • Excellent property retention at high and low temperatures
  • Outstanding vibration damping characteristics
  • High impact resistance

 

Applications:

  • Parachute Cords
  • Helicopter sling legs
  • Astronaut Safety tethers
  • Aerial Camera Tethers
  • Balloon Tethers
  • Helicopter Rescue Ropes
  • Tow Ropes
  • Cargo tie-downs
  • Running rigging
  • Standing Rigging
  • Mountaineering ropes