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

Events

NOV 22, 2021

VECTRAN LCP Products Price Increase

November 22, 2021

HOUSTON – Kuraray VECTRAN™ announces the decision to increase the prices of VECTRAN™ products.

Effective January 1, 2022, pricing for VECTRAN™ Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) fiber products will increase as follows:

• 1500d & 1420d variants will increase $US0.50/kg

• All other variants will increase 1.5%

New purchase orders with delivery dates in 2022 will be accepted at the revised pricing.

 

About VECTRAN™
VECTRAN™ is a high-performance multifilament yarn spun from liquid crystal polymer (LCP). It was the first commercially available melt-spun LCP fiber in the world. VECTRAN™ fiber exhibits exceptional strength and rigidity. Pound for pound, VECTRAN™ fiber is five times stronger than steel and ten times stronger than aluminum. VECTRAN™ LCP is manufactured in the United States by Kuraray America, Inc. For more information, visit www.vectranfiber.com.

About Kuraray
Founded in 1926, Japan-based Kuraray is a world leader in performance-based polymer and synthetic chemistry technologies, including resins, chemical, fibers, and textiles. The company operates 19 subsidiaries around the world, including Kuraray America, Inc., which is headquartered in Houston, TX. For more information visit www.kuraray.us.com.

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On-Site Media Contact:
Jessica Kuhlman
jessica.kuhlman@kuraray.com
281-508-2431

General Media Contact:
McKenna Parr
McKenna@griffincg.com
281-335-0200

SEP 21-24, 2020

Vectran to Showcase at CAMX 2020

Join the Vectran team at the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo in Orlando, FL, Sep 21-24. CAMX brings together all aspects of the world’s composites and advanced materials communities for one all-encompassing event.

MAY 12-14, 2020

Vectran at TechTextil North America in Atlanta, GA

Kuraray will attend Techtextil North America December 15-17, the only North American trade show for technical textiles and nonwovens and assembling all vertical aspects of the technical textile industry.

MAY 4-7, 2020

Vectran joins OTC 2020 in Houston

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 which has been postponed until Q3 2020.

FEB 3–4, 2019

Vectran to Exhibit at Advanced Wire and Cable NA in Atlanta, GA

Stop by the Vectran Booth at Advanced Wire and Cable in Atlanta Feb 3-4 to learn more about Vectran Wire and Cable applications.