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Vectran® fiber has low creep and does well in hostile environments.

vectranyarnVectran® is a manufactured yarn spun from liquid crystal polymer. These fibers have high strength and modulus, and high resistance to moisture, chemicals, and extreme temperatures. An outstanding feature of this yarn is that it has very low creep; therefore, it excels in applications requiring minimal elongation.

Sample Vectran® applications:
  • Shoulder straps
  • Harness webbing
  • Chin straps
  • Helmet suspension
  • Binding tapes
  • Lap belts

Technical Data

Tenacity (g/denier) 23 - 27
Elongation at break (%) 3.3 - 3.7
Shrinkage at 177°C (%)
Melting point (°F) None, Chars above 400°C
In flame
After flame
Chemical resistance Hydrolytically stable. Resistant to organic solvents. Stable to acids (<90% conc.) Stable to bases (<30% conc.)
Specific gravity (g/cc) 1.4
Moisture regain (%) <0.1
Disclaimer: Values are only a guide. Actual values depend on manufacturer and exact type of yarn. Please contact our engineering team for specific values as they relate to your application.

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