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Spectra 1000 Fibers

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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