Kuraray is a world leader in the manufacture of specialty fibers, chemicals, and functional materials. We are committed to our customers and driven to develop products that ensure quality and value while differentiating our customers from the competition.
Pound for pound Vectran™ is five times stronger
than steel and ten times stronger than aluminum.
Vectran™ offers a balance of properties unmatched by other high-performance fibers. LCP polymer molecules are stiff, rod-like structures organized in ordered domains in both solid and melt states. These oriented domains lead to anisotropic behavior in the melt state, thus the term “liquid crystal polymer.”
Vectran™ is different from other high-performance fibers such as aramid and ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (HMPE). Vectran™ is thermotropic, it is melt-spun and it melts at high temperatures.
Kuraray is committed to being a safety leader in our industry, a good corporate citizen, and a great employer. We work continually to enhance safety and risk management by improving our operations processes. We give back to our communities by providing jobs, using local suppliers and operators, and supporting community activities and development. Our employees are dedicated to operating responsibly and acting to improve the community and environment we live in. Safety is the cornerstone of everything we do.