Vectran® Liquid Crystal Polymer

Vectran® Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP)

High Strength and Flex Fatigue

First produced in 1990, Vectran® is the only commercially available melt spun LCP fiber in the world.

Vectran® is an aromatic polyester spun from a liquid crystal polymer in a melt extrusion process. This process orients the molecules along the fiber axis, resulting in a high tenacity fiber.


Common Types & Deniers HT:
High Tenacity
UM: Higher Modulus/Lower Elongation
NT: Medium tenacity
Deniers: 200, 400, 750, 1000, 1420, 1500, 2250

Vectran® is a trademark of Kuraray Co., Ltd.

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  • High strength to weight ratio
  • Good creep resistance
  • High abrasion resistance
  • Good flex fatigue properties
  • Minimal moisture absorption
  • Excellent chemical resistance

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Vectran® LCP Data
Property Standard Modulus High Modulus
Breaking Tenacity (g/d) 23.0 30.0
Specific Gravity (ratio) 1.40 1.40
Elongation at Break (%) 3.8 2.8
Tensile Modulus (g/d) 600 830
Equilibrium Moisture Regain at 55% RH (%) <0.1 <0.1
Creep at 40 - 48% ult tensile strength (%) <0.4 <0.4
Shrinkage dry air 177 ̊ 30 mins (%) <0.20 <0.20
Melt Point ( ̊C) 350 350
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