Trelleborg offers a wide variety of substrates, providing a myriad of possibilities to expertly pair material properties to customers’ specific applications needs. Our substrates can be knitted, woven or non-woven depending on the specific performance attributes required for a given application.
Vectran® is a synthetic fiber and has been manufactured by Kuraray Co. Ltd. since 1990. It is used as a reinforcement fiber in various commercial applications, including ropes, cables, sailcloth, bike tires, and electrical equipment.
Its most innovative use, however, is in a range of aerospace applications, for example, NASA space suits, airbags in NASA’s Mars landing vehicles, and bridle cable reinforcement for NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory.
Badminton players come in contact with Vectran® regularly, too, as it is used in the manufacture of racket strings.
At Trelleborg, our eyes are on tomorrow as our in-house expert technical teams work in partnership with an increasing range of customers to bring industry-changing ideas to actualization with coated materials– whether it’s your concept or ours. Email: ECF@Trelleborg.com