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  1. New Fiber is Stronger than KevlarIn 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 recentlyMar­ilyn 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).Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/07/new-fiber-stronger-kevlar

    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).

    Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/07/new-fiber-stronger-kevlar

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