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Solving product ideas with high strength yarns and fibers.
Developing a high performance product is not an easy process and poses crucial questions - also in regard of materials should be used to ensure steady and perfect behaviour.

Often, when it comes to high performance products, one would like to develop a product that
  • is stronger
  • is longer lasting
  • is better performing
  • still functions well in difficult environments

Depending on other product performance requirements, you will find you solution here.


Polyester high tenacity yarn is processed into
  • safety belts
  • coated fabrics such as tarpaulins for lorries
  • sports articles such as sails
  • tents, rucksacks, and further outdoor goods 
  • belts and straps
  • as well as fastening riggings for bore-islands

Swicofil is in a position to supply fine counts in polyester high tenacity - lowest count is dtex 20. Furthermore, spundyed yarns are available as well as well as PET high tenacity yarns equipped with flame retardancy.

Polyester PET


Because of its superior performance characteristics and comparatively low-cost, PP high tenacity filaments finds extensive use in many demanding applications. The main end use areas include:
  • packaging
  • outdoor furniture
  • in automotive applications such as package shelf, seat construction, truck liners, load decks, trim pieces
  • filtration fabrics
  • general commodity items


Vectran is the brand name for a high-performance thermoplastic multifilament yarn spun from Vectra ® liquid crystal polymer (LCP). Vectran fiber exhibits exceptional strength and rigidity. Pound for pound Vectran fiber is five times stronger than steel and ten times stronger than aluminum.

A unique combination of properties differentiates liquid crystal polymer fiber from other high-performance fibers and makes it the material of choice in demanding applications where other fibers fail to meet performance requirements. The remarkable range of mechanical properties exhibited by Vectran fibers and their unique combination of properties permits them to be used for a variety of purposes.

Vectran Liquid Crystal Polymer


Stainless steel yarns are used when synthetic filaments are not suitable in case of requirements such as:
  • high temperatures up to 600°C
  • resistance to numerous wash-cycles (> 50)
  • high conductivity level
  • resistance to harsh chemical conditions (except to pure chlorine and sulphuric acid)

Stainless steel


Nylon high tenacity yarn is produced from specially treated polyamide polymers and is used in tires, for coated fabrics, tarpaulins, as reinforcement in rubber hoses and conveyor belts, safety belts, netting, ropes, parachutes, racket strings, tents, industrial sewing threads, sleeping bags, cables and hawsers. In the field of fine polyamide yarns for air bag fabrics our supplier partner is a global market leader.


The above listed materials do not suit your requirements? No worries, we still have some aces in our product programme like Para-Aramides (Kevlar, Twaron, ...), PEEK (like Zyex) and more. Or contact us if you would need help in your product development / if you need coaching in your ongoing project.

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