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Spectra Industrial Fibers

The inherent advantages of Spectra® fibers - such as high strength-to-weight ratios, durability, and overall versatility - have led to their adoption in a wide range of applications.

We’re located in 17 sites, employing approximately 1000 people across the United States, Europe and Asia. Our three major centers dedicated to research and development are located in Sunnyvale, California, Spokane, Washington and Shanghai, China, and we hold nearly 400 granted and pending patents. Continuous investment in advanced research, worldwide strategic collaborations, and dedication to working closely with our customers have resulted in a wide range of innovative products serving the critical needs of manufacturers in the semiconductor and display industries. We are committed to quality and continue to evolve our quality disciplines to ensure that we exceed customer requirements.

Featured Applications

Medical Devices

For use in medical applications Spectra Medical Grade is an ultra-high strength, ultra-lightweight polyethylene fiber manufactured through a patented gel spinning process – the first of its kind. And as one of the world’s strongest and lightest fibers Specta MG is 15 times stronger than steel and on a volume basis, 3 times stronger than polyester. 


With extensive in-house material research and development capabilities, we have created uses for Spectra fiber for military & law enforcement applications.

Rope: Spectra fiber’s lightweight strength and versatility make it an ideal solution for virtually every rope and cordage requirement.

Fishing Line: The super-line material found in the world’s best saltwater and freshwater fishing lines

Cut Protection: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) produced with spectra fiber are designed to prevent cut hazards

Specialty Applications: With a global sales and technical support network, we offer the resources to support your business, coupled with the best options in lightweight, strong fibers.

TextilesDecades of engineering delivering textiles as comfortable and light as they are durable and strong.


Spectra® fiber, one of the world's strongest and lightest materials, can be crafted into composite structures such as Spectra Shield® ballistic material, an ideal product for military applications.

  • Spectra Shield® bullet-resistant materials for body armor, helmets, vehicles and more have been protecting military and law enforcement personnel for more than 30 years.
  • Gold Shield® High-performance aramid fiber composites for soft body armor & vehicle armor protection applications.
  • Gold Flex® Aramid fiber composite specifically designed for comfort & flexibiliy in soft body armor 

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