Fiber Chemistry

Vectran offers a balance of properties unmatched by other high-performance fibers. LCP 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 has excellent fiber tensile properties.

Fiber Chemistry

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.

Fiber Chemistry