Ultrahigh-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE)


Jan 26, 2012
Outside Magazine

The U.S. armed services’ new enhanced combat helmet, due to be issued to troops this year, can repel high-powered-rifle shots that would pierce older Kevlar models. The secret is UHMWPE, an ultratough thermoplastic similar to the Dyneema and Spectra used in climbing slings.

More at Outside

Elsewhere on the Web

Not Now

Need a Gear Fix?

Open email. Get latest gear. Repeat.

Thank you!