Spectra® / Dyneema® are Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene fibers known for their high strength and durability.
A manufactured fiber made from ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene. This remarkably durable material is one of the world’s strongest and lightest fibers. The material is pound for pound, ten times stronger than steel, more durable than polyester, and according to the manufacturers, has a specific strength that is 40% greater than aramid fiber. It is also resistant to degradation from UV light.
- Ballistic and projectile protection
- Vehicle armor
- Lifting slings
- Cut resistant gloves
|Tenacity (g/denier)||29 - 35|
|Elongation at break (%)||2.7 - 3.0|
|Shrinkage at 177°C (%)||N/A|
|Melting point (°F)||297|
|Chemical resistance||Excellent resistance to acids and bases|
|Specific gravity (g/cc)||0.97|
|Moisture regain (%)||<1.0|