Fibers and Textiles

Fibers and Textiles

Applications

Lightweight and water resistant outerwear, shutter loom shutes, cut resistance gloves, offshore mooring and tug boat ropes, bullet proof vests and other personal protection, fishing lines and fishing nets. Sporting goods: Yacht Sails, Yacht Ropes, sport netting

Characteristics/Benefits

High strength, impact and wear resistance where applications demand high strength and low weight vs. steel.

Processing

Gel Spinning extrusion

Description

UTEC® polymers are used in a variety of textile operations as well as UHMWPE fiber applications that demand high strength, impact and wear resistance, and low weight versus steel. It is processed by gel spinning extrusion. Specific applications include lightweight and water resistant outerwear, shutter loom shutes, cut resistance gloves, offshore mooring and tug boat ropes, bullet proof vests and other personal protection, fishing lines and fishing nets, yacht sails and ropes, and sport netting.