New Fiber is Stronger than Kevlar
In today’s market for high performance fibers, used for applications such as bulletproof vests, manufacturers have only four options: Kevlar, Spectra, Dyneema and Zylon. Made from polymers such as polyethylene, these were the strongest synthetic fibers in the world — until recently
Marilyn Minus, an assistant professor of engineering at Northeastern Univ., has developed a type of fiber that is stronger than the first three commercial products mentioned above, and — even in its first generation — closely approaches the strength of the fourth (Zylon).
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