Polyethylene Fiber

Current U.S. Polyethylene Fiber Producer: Honeywell Advanced Fibers & Composites; DSM Dyneema LLC

Polyethylene Fiber — High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (HMWP) is one of the world’s strongest and lightest fibers. 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, cut-resistant gloves, and a wide range of safety apparel.

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