Current U.S. Polyethylene Fiber Producer: Honeywell
Polyethylene Fiber — (Spectra currently produced in the U.S. by Honeywell) is one of the world's strongest and lightest fibers. A bright white polyethylene, Polyethylene fiber is, pound-for-pound, 10 times stronger than steel and up to 40 percent stronger than aramids. It floats, resists chemicals and water, and exhibits superior fiber-to-fiber abrasion.
Polyethylene 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 as well as safety apparel.