FAQ

Who can I contact to get Spectra®? [ + ]

I would like to use Spectra in a university project. How can I get samples? [ + ]

A: Please contact our representatives. Honeywell is unable to honor all requests. Our technical team assesses all university proposals before samples are provided.

How much does it cost to get a sample? [ + ]

A: Honeywell evaluates each individual sample request and provides product samples at no cost for valid business requests.

How can I get a job or internship? [ + ]

A: Honeywell offers many exciting career opportunities. Visit the Honeywell Career Center to learn more and view available opportunities.

Can Spectra be dyed or colored? [ + ]

A: Spectra fiber is a white fiber. The fiber or end product can be colored by adding certain coatings.

What are the dielectric properties of Spectra? [ + ]

A:

MATERIAL DIELECTRIC CONSTANT LOSS TANGENT (10-4)
Spectra 2.30 4
E Glass 6.00 60
Aramid 3.85 100
Quartz 3.78 2

Which resin systems can be used with Spectra? [ + ]

A: Depending on the intended application, virtually any resin is compatible with Spectra fibers as long as it can be applied and is curable below the melting point of Spectra (147°C).

Can I put a coating on the fiber? At what temperature? [ + ]

A: Coatings can be put on Spectra fiber as long as you do not exceed the melting point of the fiber at 147°C.

Can Spectra be cut into short lengths? [ + ]

A: Spectra can be cut into short lengths with special tools and ceramic blades. There are companies that provide staple-cutting services.

How does Spectra perform in low temperatures? [ + ]

A: Spectra does well at low temperatures/sub-zero temperatures.

Is Spectra UV-resistant? [ + ]

A: Spectra has better UV-resistance properties than some of the other high-performance fibers on the market.

Is Spectra abrasion-resistant? [ + ]

A: Spectra has very good abrasion resistance. It has been incorporated into a variety of industrial applications for its abrasion resistance such as ropes, cut-resistant gloves and apparel, and fishing lines.

What kind of industrial applications can Spectra be used in? [ + ]

A: Spectra is well-suited for a variety of applications particularly rope, fishing lines, armor and cut-resistant gloves and apparel. In addition, it has been woven into clothing, used as concrete reinforcement, reinforced sporting goods equipment, tethered satellites and a variety of other applications