Honeywell expands Centurion fabric production for global law enforcement market

Honeywell has expanded manufacturing capabilities of its Centurion composite material to meet increasing demand for comfortable and lightweight clothing and gear from global law enforcement market.

Available in six colours and designs, Centurion is made from Honeywell’s Spectra fibre, which is produced from ultra-high molecular-weight polyethylene using a patented gel-spinning process.

This fibre is used to produce bullet-resistant Spectra Shield body and vehicle armour, and helmets.

Although Spectra is 15 times stronger than steel, it is light enough to float.

Spectra fiber's strength enables Centurion-made products such as vests, plates, carriers to be not only lighter, but also resistant to cuts, abrasion and water, thereby making them suitable for any tough environments.

Honeywell Packaging and Composites global business manager for body protection said Greg Davis: “For more than 25 years, Honeywell has worked to reduce the weight burden on law enforcement officers through advancements in our Spectra-based ballistics products.”

Honeywell runs Spectra fibre and ballistic materials research programme focused on continuous improvement.