Impact Resistance and Vibration Damping

Impact Resistance

Vectran is unique in regard to other materials in that it provides a balance of properties rarely found in synthetic fibers: minimal moisture retention, thermal stability, and excellent impact resistance. Using the Dynatup Impact Test, Vectran performed far better than competitive materials.

Impact resistance comparison of high-performance fabrics

Impact Energy (inch lbs.) Vectran Aramid
25 No No
30 No No
50 No Penetration
75 No Penetration
100 No Penetration
125 Penetration Penetration

Vibration Damping

Vectran provides excellent damping properties, making it ideal for sporting goods and audio component applications.

Vibration Damping