IZANAS® is used in various fields because of its excellent properties.
IZANAS® is yarn made from ultra high molecular weight polyethylene. and it has the highest level of strength and modulus as an organic fiber (it is about 8 times stronger compared with same weight piano wire). 10mm diameter IZANAS® rope can support up to 20 tons (theoretical value).
A solution of ultra high molecule weight (chain of very long molecules) is spun into a quenching device, and upon cooling solidification/crystallization takes place producing a gel-like appearance due to immiscibility of solvent.
As-spun filaments are transported into an oven in which super-drawing is performed at elevated temperatures.
Through these process, the highly drawn fiber highly crystallized and have highly oriented molecular chain structure. Due to the structure, IZANAS® shows extremely high strength and excellent properties.
Ordinally Polyethylene fiber
|1968||A.J. Pennings et.at. take fibrous material from diluted UHMWPE solution.|
|1979||DSM applied for a basic patent of UHMWPE fiber.|
|1984||DSM and TOYOBO started joint development.|
|1988||Production of UHMWPE fiber has started at the pilot plant in Japan.|
|1989||DSM and TOYOBO have launched the UHMWPE fiber "Dyneema®".|
|1991||Nippon Dyneema Co., Ltd. is established together with DSM.|
|2001||Second generation of "Dyneema®" has launched.|
|2016||TOYOBO changed the brand name of UHMWPE fiber to "IZANAS®".|
|2017||New generation of "IZANAS®" has launched.|
Dyneema® is a trademark of DSM.
Unauthorized use of this trademark is strictly prohibited.
IZANAS® has the highest level of strength and modulus as an organic fiber.
|SK60||31||35||1000||1134||4.0||33 - 2640|
|SK71||38||43||1400||1587||3.9||55 - 880|
|SF600||26||29||800||907||4.4||55 - 1320|
|SF700||40||45||1400||1587||4.2||55 - 440|
※It is a representative value, not a guaranteed value.
IZANAS® is light enough to float on the water.
・Sunshine carbon arc lamp (UV light)
Water spray : 1.2-1.8L, 18/120min.
Cotton, Polyester, Nylon and other fiber composite yarns
Non woven fabric
Due to its high-strength and lightweight features, IZANAS® is used for rope in a wide range of fields.
|１．High Strangth||Smaller diameters compared with existing fiber ropes|
|２．Light weight||With a density of 0.97g/cm3 IZANAS® is extremely light and easy to handle.|
|３．Safety||Compared to wire, IZANAS® is easy to use due to its extremely lightweight and this makes it safer to handle.|
|４．Environment||Compared with wire rope that requires a coating of grease, the rope made from IZANAS® is environmentally friendly.|
IZANAS® is used mooring rope for ultra-large ships such as 250,000t or 300,000t class, it is include ore carriers, crude oil tankers and LNG tankers, etc.,
[Note] We manufacture and sell IZANAS® yarn as a raw material. Please note that we do not manufacture or sell rope.
Due to its strength, lightweight, high modulus,
abrasion and weather resistant features, IZANAS® is used in a various fields of lines & cords
|１．High Strength||Smaller diameter than conventional fiber cords.|
|２．Light Weight||Density : 0.97g/cm3. Light enough to float on water.|
|３．Low elongation||Braaking elongation : 4%, High sensitivity due to its low elongation.|
|４．Abrasion resistance||Outstanding abrasion resistance among low elongation organic fibers.|
Not only boat fising or casting, IZANAS® is challenging new fishing line markets such as jigging, egging. IZANAS® fishing line is a braided stracture which is different style from mono-filament line. Higher strength, Higher sensitivity, IZANAS® continue to evlove.
Thanks to its strength and lightweight features, IZANAS® is used various kinds of nets
|１．High Strangth||Ultra high strength yarn, 8 times stronger than piano wire.|
|２．Light Weight||Extremely light (density is 0.97g/cm3) IZANAS® is less saggy than other fibers|
|３．Safety||IZANAS® yarn is easy to handle due to its light weight.|
The nets made from IZANAS® are thin and light.
Because these nets do not block the view of fields, they are used for safety nets in ballpark, golf field and other sports fields.
We manufacture and sell IZANAS® yarn as a raw material. Please note that we do not manufacture or sell nets
This gloves is made of cotton, natural material, and polyethylene fiber and offered as a product friendly to environment.
IZANAS® glove has excellent cut-resistance performance, so it is often used as work gloves in Japan. In addition, as this grove is made by composite yarn of IZANAS® filament and cotton fiber, It can absorb sweat on palms better than the other gloves made by filament yarn.
Although this product has high resistance to cutting tool, it does not mean that the product can never be cut.
Use this product with specialcare in handling cutting tools. The above data do not represent guaranteed values.
One solution has been to develop a fabric with an outstanding sensation of coolness. IZANAS® has a thermal conductivity coefficient about 4 times greater than regular materials. Tests have shown that ICEMAX® , made by combining IZANAS® with special fibers, has more than twice the sensation of coldness than regular materials.
|Modulus of elasticity in tension||88GPa|
|Cutting length||6, 9, 12 mm|
|Binder||Water soluble resin|
FRP based on IZANAS® has very high toughness and energy absorption performance. In drop impact test where a 1.4 kg hemisphere is dropped from a height of 0.8 meters, aramid carbon FRP is destroyed but FRP based on IZANAS® is not destroyed and absorbs impact.
Vibration damping of FRP based on IZANAS® is very flat from low band to high band. Especially in acoustic applications, unnecessary vibration is damped without damaging the original sound, thereby echoing beautiful sound. IZANAS® utilizing this characteristic is used for ultimate sound absorbing felt [Mystic-White] and acoustically improved panel [Acoustic Tuning Panel AP-10] that maximizes the characteristics of this [Mystic-White].
The information on this page, to the best of our knowledge, is accurate and correct,
However, Toyobo makes no warranty and assumes no liability whatsoever in connection with any use of this information. Users determine for themselves the suitability for their intended use of the material.
This information is subject to revision as new information becomes available.