Spectra® 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.

All Performance, no compromise. Spectra® fiber is an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fiber that has been trusted globally for decades. Pound-for-pound, it’s fifteen times stronger than steel and more durable than polyester. Used when lightweight strength is critical, Spectra® fiber can be found in industrial, ballistic armor, and medical applications.

Featured Applications

Medical Devices

For use in medical applications, Spectra® MG (Medical Grade) is an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fiber that is designed to make medical devices smaller, stronger, and more durable. Spectra® MG offers unique characteristics such as biocompatibility, and chemical, fatigue, and abrasion resistance that are ideal for use in medical applications. Available in a variety of thicknesses and colors to meet your specific needs.


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 


Cut-resistant, abrasion-resistant fibers create longer life products and lower overall costs for many applications such as:

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.

Enabling better business outcomes

Honeywell Introduces New Ultra-Fine Denier Medical Grade Bio Fiber For Cardiovascular And Orthopedic Devices
Honeywell today announced the addition of a new ultra-fine denier fiber to its Spectra® Medical Grade (MG) BIO fiber portfolio.
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Honeywell Introduces New Blue Spectra® Medical Grade Bio Fiber Designed To Improve Visual Contrast Within Critical Surgical Procedures
Engineered to be both ultra-lightweight and ultra-high strength, Honeywell’s Spectra MG Bio fiber provides superior resistance to chemicals, fatigue and abrasion when compared to conventional polyethylene fiber, making it an optimal solution for minimally invasive surgeries.
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