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Aptan XTRU

PVC coated nylon yarn that functions in extreme environments and used in wiring harness systems

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Coats Aptan XTRU is a PVC coated nylon yarn that can function in extreme environments and is designed for use in wiring harness systems across a number of industries. It is manufactured from high temperature resistant PVC polymer with a high tenacity nylon core for strength and used to braid a protective cover over standard harness wiring systems used in many types of vehicles.

Coats Aptan XTRU is designed and proven to work well on all types of braiding machines. Produced in our key manufacturing units, all with ISO 9000 accreditation, Coats Aptan XTRU complies fully with automotive manufacturing quality assurance stipulations.

Main Uses

  • Commercial automotive
  • Off road vehicles
  • Emergency vehicles
  • Construction, mining and agricultural vehicles
  • Outdoor goods and sports equipment
  • Marine
  • Aerospace
  • Space exploration
  • Military

Features & Benefits

  • High tenacity nylon
  • Designed and proven to work well on all types of braiding machines
  • Available in key manufacturing units that are ISO 9000 accredited
  • Flame retardant PVC coating meeting MVSS302, SAE J369, UL 94, VO Burn
  • UV resistant coating passing UL 1581, SAE J2527 requirements
  • RoHS compliant
  • Capable of being braided which can improve the performance of a wire harness (can last up to 4 times longer)
Aptan XTRU
Product Diameter Tensile Strength Approx Yield
  Inches Mm Kgs Pounds Metres / Kg Yards / lb
840 0.028 0.71 6.8 15 2,016 1,000
840H 0.028 0.71 6.8 15 2,016 1,000
1260 0.040 1.01 10 22 1,109 550
1260H 0.040 1.01 10 22 1,109 550
Colour Coating Core

Availability options

Black PVC Nylon
Yellow Olefin Fibreglass
Red Nylon Carbon
Blue TPE Basalt
Green PVDF Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP)
Gold TPU Aramids





Physical and Chemical Properties of Aptan XTRU

Thermal Properties
Rated for continuous duty up to 138ºC
Will support temperatures of up to 230ºC
Brittleness temperature is -15°C (ASTM D746)
Cold flex tolerance is -54°C (According to UL 1581 (8/06), Section 580)
Chemical Properties
UV rays
  • Excellent resistance
Windshield washer fluid
  • Excellent resistance
Battery acid
  • Excellent resistance
Hydraulic Fluid
  • Very good resistance
Ethylene Glycol
  • Very good resistance
Diesel Fuel
  • Good resistance
Abrasion resistance
  • Good resistance
Petrol / gasoline
  • Good resistance
Motor oil
  • Good resistance
  • Good resistance
Engine cleaner
  • Good resistance
Brake fluid
  • Good resistance
Automatic transmission fluid
  • Good resistance

Since conditions and applications vary considerably in the use of a product, the customer and/or user should assure herself or himself that the product meets end customer requirements and is suitable for the intended end use. Coats accepts no liability for unsuitable or improper use or application of products.

Information provided above is based on current averages and should be taken only as indicative. Coats accepts no liability for the preciseness and correctness of the information provided.

Product information sheets are updated from time to time, please be sure you are referring to the most recent publication. Coats supports customers with advice on individual applications on request; if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.