Honeywell Advanced Fibers and Composites

Spectra fiber, one of the world's strongest and lightest fibers, is a bright white polyethylene fiber that is, pound for pound, fifteen times stronger than steel yet light enough to float.

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Honeywell material used in ballistic protection body armor
Reed Composite Solutions has introduced Spectra Shield rigid ballistic plates for protective vests.

Honeywell's ballistic material selected for U.S. Army helicopters
Miami Lakes, Fla.,-based composites manufacturer The Protective Group will use Spectra Shield ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE)-reinforced composites to provide better protection and lower weight in Chinooks and Black Hawks.

Antiballistic composites: Course corrections
Changes in the military theater are rewriting the script for composites in ballistic protection applications.

Senior Product Design Engineer
Honeywell Aerospace (Phoenix, Ariz.), a leading global provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions, seeks: Senior Product Design Engineer with polymer composite expertise

Antiballistic composite line upgraded
Honeywell has added new ballistic materials to its Spectra Shield II line that offer further weight reduction, greater ballistic performance and improved safety in soft armor applications.

Antiballistics: Better defense, less expense
Armor applications grow on the strength of new markets, new composite materials.

Honeywell to provide Singapore Airlines carbon brakes for A380
Under the 10-year agreement, Honeywell will supply Carbenix carbon fiber brake technology for Singapore Airline's A380 aircraft.

Structural armor or armored structures?
Either way, antiballistics engineers seek structural integrity and ballistic deterrence from a single design.

Hybrid Enhanced Combat Helmet enters final testing phase
The U.S. Army and Marine Corps are conducting final validation testing of the U.S. military’s next-generation — and radically new — thermoplastic composite Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH).

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CompositesWorld's 2009 High-Performance Fibers Conference Highlights
 CW’s 3rd annual HPF event sheds fiber light on armor, structural health monitoring and energy harvesting for the war fighter.

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Antiballistics: Composites in the cross hairs
An increasing quantity and variety of fiber/polymer solutions are stopping bullets and blast debris in armored ground vehicles and stationary structures.

Friction products: Carbon fiber stopping power
Low weight, thermal shock resistance, and extreme strength drive growth of carbon-reinforced friction products and materials in brake applications.

In Situ Manufacturing: Pipe Relining in Demanding, Corrosive Environments
Onsite technology offers continuous manufacture and insertion of new high-performance pipe, without excavation and replacement.

The Art of Armor Development
Composites are playing a bigger role in antiballistic systems designed to defuse a host of weapons, including improvised explosive devices.

Mid-film scrim with parallel aramid fibers added to standard Gatorback

New dimensions in sailing
A one-piece airfoil with a flexible 3-D carbon composite structure captures the performance sailing market.

Armored ground vehicles

Composites on the frontlines
Armored vehicle applications on the ground and in the air fuel a growing, evolving market forhigh-performance materials.

A helmet made with Spectra Shield® Plus material stops a 9 mm round and defeats a fragmentation simulator.

New Options In Personal Ballistic Protection
Emerging materials and processing techniques expand choices for manufacturers of vests, helmets and shields.

Product Categories of Honeywell Advanced Fibers and Composites

  • Fibers, organic
    • Aramid
    • Polytheylene
    • Ultrahigh-molecular-weight (UHMW) polyethylene