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Go Fishing with Honeywell Spectra

This weekend, experiencethe great outdoors with products made with Spectra
June 18 is National Go Fishing Day, a day to head to the water, cast a line and try to catch a fish or two. If that is your plan, chances are, you might be using a fishing line made with Honeywell Spectra®.
Honeywell survey findings show that for a fishing line strength, durability, castability
and sensitivity are of the upmost importance to anglers.

Spectra is one of the strongest and lightest man-made fibers in the world. It is made with a molecular-weight polymer called polyethylene using a patented gel-spinning process.

The result is a bright white fiber that is highly resistant to chemicals, water and ultraviolet light and capable of withstanding impact from extreme velocities. In fact, pound for pound, Spectra is 15 times stronger than steel-yet light enough to float.

The Many Uses of Spectra

Honeywell developed and commercialized Spectra fiber in the early 1980s to meet a growing demand for a more durable fiber. Since then, it has been utilized by millions of people around the world for a wide variety of purposes from body and vehicle armor that protect police and military around the world to cut-resistant materials and rope used for extreme lifting industrial applications.

Take a closer look at some of Spectra’s many uses:

Josh Byerly
Performance Materials and Technologies