Recent terrorist attacks around the world have increased the need for personal and vehicular protection for police, armed forces and high-level officials. Spectra Shield® and Gold Shield® materials for armor are some of the most technologically advanced available and the need for them is greater than ever.
Strength, flexibility and toughness are of primary importance in rope and cordage materials, whether they are used for heavy marine and offshore applications or yachting, boating or recreational climbing. Rope and cordage products made from Spectra® fiber provide exceptional performance - even under the most challenging circumstances.
Cut protection is a crucial part of workplace safety for those in the food-handling, automotive assembly, sheet metal and glass industries. High-performance Spectra® fiber provides state-of-the-art cut protection, without sacrificing dexterity or comfort.
With remarkable strength and very little elasticity, premium fishing lines made from Spectra® fiber helps anglers feel everything at the end of their line. Outstanding handling characteristics, along with excellent chemical and UV resistance, have made Spectra® fiber-based fishing lines popular for both commercial and recreational applications.
High strength Honeywell Spectra® fiber now serves as a key component in novel hurricane-resistant protective panels for windows and doors. The fiber allows the panels to resist high winds and resulting debris, while still only weighing two and a half ounces per square foot.
Spectra® fiber is used in specialized sewing thread, tethers used in space by NASA and high-tech sailcloth composites for America's Cup sailboats. It is a rip-stop reinforcement for luggage fabric, as well as a yarn used in parachute cords, kite strings, dental floss, mammoth commercial fishing nets and dozens of other applications where the fiber's great strength, light weight and endurance are critical.