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[Royal DSM N.V., Netherlands] A registered trademark for a synthetic fabric that is stronger than Kevlar®. Dyneema® is composed of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene. It was invented by DSM in 1979 and has been sold commercially since 1990.

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Spectra [Honeywell]

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Resistant to water, most chemicals, UV radiation and bacterial.
  • May creep under stress.
  • Becomes brittle below -150C
  • Melting Point = 144-152 C

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