Fibercon® Hybrid “powered with Dyneema” is a new addition to the Contender Fibercon® Pro range of performance woven sailcloths. Carefully designed with performance cruising yachts and long distance cruising in mind, Fibercon® Hybrid combines tremendous strength and durability in a woven fabric suited to today’s high-tech radial sails.
Fibercon® Hybrid is a warp oriented woven fabric which uses a mix of our exclusive Fibercon® Polyester yarns with super-durable, high strength Dyneema fibres. Its bias and fill strength comes from Contender’s tight weaving, the use of the Dyneema/Fibercon mix in both warp and fill, and a unique coating, developed specially for this range of fabrics. With a radial panel layout and the weights available from the Fibercon® Hybrid range, you can choose to combine different weights within the sail. Matching the fabric to the loading of a particular area of the sail in this way can make the sail lighter and more efficient.
Because it uses a woven construction incorporating the incredibly tough Dyneema yarns, Fibercon® Hybrid shows superb resistance to impact damage and wear and tear in use or to the growth of unsightly mildew. The 30:70 ratio of Dyneema to Fibercon makes a fabric close to double the performance of a normal polyester weave.
Large 800 denier Dyneema yarns give Fibercon® Hybrid its unique appearance and protect the fabric from impact, tearing and abrasion damage in use. We have developed a unique new coating especially for this range of fabrics. This coated finish stabilises the weave and locks the Dyneema & Fibercon fibres in place, combining with Contender’s renowned tight weaving to give these fabrics their excellent bias stability and durability. The result is a super-durable, high performance cruising sailcloth which is much stronger than normal woven fabrics and which makes stable, long lasting and great looking radial sails.
Fibercon® Hybrid “powered with Dyneema” fabrics are available in a range of weights which are suited to almost all popular performance cruising yachts and are the ideal choice for many custom projects.
- Warp oriented – perfect for radial sails
- Super-strong and durable Dyneema yarns
- Hybrid weave with Fibercon® Polyester
- Woven, not laminated – no film so reduced chance of mildew
- Fill support – Dyneema/Fibercon® in both warp and fill
- Bias stability – tight weave + new coated finish
- Almost twice the performance of polyester of the same weight
- Extra durability due to large Dyneema yarns
- 145cm wide – for more economical cutting
- Wide range of weights available
- Sold per metre (quantity)
Fibrecon Pro Hybrid Comparative Features
Fibercon Pro Hybrid Construction
Fibercon Pro Hybrid Applications