Welcome to Kuraray Vectran

Pound for pound, Vectran is five times stronger than steel and ten times stronger than aluminum. Using liquid crystal polymer (LCP) technology, Vectran has excellent fiber tensile properties as well as a high strength modulus. Kuraray acquired Vectran from Celanese in 2005, and continues to produce this unique fiber in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

Vectran has the following additional characteristics:

  • Excellent creep resistance
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Excellent flex/fold characteristics
  • Minimal moisture absorption
  • Chemical resistance
  • Low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE)
  • High dielectric strength
  • Outstanding cut resistance
  • Vibration damping characteristics
  • High impact strength


JUNE 3–5, 2019

Vectran to Exhibit at Cordage Institute Meeting in Nashville, TN

Stop by the Vectran Booth at the Cordage Institute Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort on June 3-5. Learn more about Vectran Cordage applications.

FEB 26-28, 2019

TechTextil North America in Raleigh, NC

Kuraray will attend Techtextil North America on Feb 26-28, the only North American trade show for technical textiles and nonwovens and assembles all vertical aspects of the technical textile industry

MAY 6-9, 2019

Vectran joins OTC 2019 in Houston, TX

The Offshore Technology Conference is a series of conferences and exhibitions, focused on the exchanging technical knowledge relevant to the development of offshore energy resources, primarily oil and natural gas. Members of the Vectran team will attend the convention on May 6-9.

MAY 21-23, 2019

SAMPE Composite Materials Expo, Charlotte, NC

Kuraray’s Vectran team will be at the SAMPE show in Charlotte, NC May 21-23. SAMPE is a unique event brings together industry, academia, and government for education and updates that span the entire supply chain.