Vectran fiber tensile properties make it an excellent choice for catheter reinforcement applications, device delivery systems, and actuation cables. Vectran fiber’s dimensional stability also facilitates more consistent user feel in many medical device applications where tactile feedback is critical.

Key Benefits

  • High tensile properties
  • Low creep and elongation
  • Flex resistance
  • Chemical resistance


  • Catheter reinforcement
  • Actuation cables
  • Device delivery systems

Use of Vectran fiber in regulated medical device applications is governed by the terms of a Material Supply Agreement. The use of Vectran fiber in permanently implantable applications is strictly prohibited.