Spectraź is the strongest, lightest man-made fiber. Spectra
bullet resistant composite is 10 times stronger
than steel, 40 percent stronger than aramids and stronger and lighter than
virtually every other commercial high modulus panel. Spectra is light enough to
float on water, exhibits superior resistance to chemicals, water and UV light.
It has excellent vibration dampening, flex fatigue and internal fiber-friction
fiber's outstanding visco-elastic properties means that the faster and harder
the impact from a bullet, the stronger these fibers become, making them ideal
for hard and soft body armor.
fibers are used in numerous applications, including police and military
ballistic vests; helmets and armored vehicles; sailcloth; fishing lines; marine
cordage and lifting slings; and cut resistant gloves and safety apparel.