Water repellent
Excellent airtightness
Light weight
Extremely low stretch
Excellent UV resistance

Very low stretch polyester

Unmatched air tightness/dimensional stability ratio

Are you looking for high quality low stretch ripstop polyester? Meet Icarex - an exceptional lightweight fabric with an unmatched air tightness/dimensional stability ratio. Icarex is used worldwide by all major sport kite manufacturers, where strength and stability are vital required assets. Icarex is also suitable for many other applications where light weight, airtightness and high dimensional stability are important. We offer a wide range of colours that can be delivered directly from stock.


Features Icarex polyester:

  • Extremely low stretch
  • Light weight
  • Excellent airtightness
  • Water repellent  
  • Very high tensile strength
  • Very high dimensional stability
  • Medium tear strength
  • Excellent ageing characteristics
  • Excellent UV resistance
  • Double sided PU coating


Besides Icarex, Vliegerop has an extensive range of other materials in their assortment. Vliegerop is a leading distributor of kite fabrics and other kite materials that can be used for many other applications outside the kite industry. You can find more information on the websites: Chikara Nylon, Mirai Nylon, Vector Kitelines and Exel Carbon.


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