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Spectra 1000 Fiber

Spectra 1000 is the second in a series of Spectra fibers developed by Honeywell, an expansive technology and manufacturing company based in Morristown, New Jersey. The synthetic fiber is available in a variety of deniers in order that it may meet a wide range of application needs.

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An extended-chain polyethylene fiber, Spectra 1000 boasts one of the highest strength to weight ratios of any fiber made by man. In fact, when measured pound-for-pound, the exceptional fiber, which is more durable than polyester, is 10 times stronger than steel. Spectra 1000 is also light enough to float, as well as resistant to water, ultraviolet radiation, chemicals, flex fatigue, and abrasion. Moreover, the fiberís low dielectric constant renders it practically invisible to radar systems.

The Spectra line of fibers is utilized in a number of important products and applications. Since the late 1980s, for instance, it has been used to construct body and hard armor, such as helmets, vests, and vehicle shields, for the military, as well as law enforcement and security agencies. The Honeywell fibers have also been utilized for many years to construct strong, lightweight rope and cordage products, such as fishing nets, rescue lines, and parachute cords, as well as cut-resistant safety fabrics widely used in industrial-grade gloves. Indeed, the many beneficial characteristics of Spectra have even been recognized by NASA, which has utilized the fiber in such critical items as tethers used in space.


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