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2010-12-22 09:56:04

A French company has found business success by blending high-tech fibers used in ESA space mission with old-fashioned denim to create comfortable, stylish protective gear for bikers. Like 75% of European motorcycle riders, Pierre-Henry Servajean was wearing regular jeans when he took a bad spill on his bike in 1995: "I realized everything I had on my body was perfect "“ my helmet, gloves, jacket "“ except the jeans. I had suitable things for every part of my body, except my...

2010-12-07 09:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its high-strength Spectra® fiber is serving as a key component of industrial slings that are lifting the tower sections of the reconstructed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The fiber, which is pound-for-pound 15 times stronger than steel but light enough to float, is used as a reinforcement material in the Holloway Houston HHIPER LIFT(TM) slings used to raise multiple...

2010-11-11 09:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its high-strength, lightweight and low-stretch Spectra® fiber is reinforcing an innovative new yachting rope used by some of the world's most accomplished racers. Spectra fiber enables Yale Cordage's new Ph.D.(TM) rope, used by Olympians and America's Cup racers, to handle loads weighing several thousand pounds. Spectra fiber is an ideal fit for marine applications, as it...

2010-10-25 07:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has expanded its Spectra Shield® II line of ballistic materials for hard armor applications, including breast plates, helmets and vehicles that are lighter, work effectively in high temperatures and keep military personnel safer. The new products, Spectra Shield II SR 3136 and SR 3137, absorb 2 to 6 times more energy than earlier-generation Spectra Shield hard armor products,...

2010-10-07 09:00:00

BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- DSM Biomedical, a global leader in biomedical materials science, and its Berkeley based operation, DSM PTG, today announced the Company will be participating at the Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation's 2010 BioInterface Symposium and Workshop, which will be held October 18 - 20 in Atlanta, Georgia. With extensive experience in developing biomaterials for medical devices, the experts at DSM Biomedical will be discussing the latest industry...

2010-09-14 09:37:00

BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- DSM Biomedical, a global leader in biomedical materials science, and its Berkeley based operation, DSM PTG, today announced the company has extended its partnership with Spinelab Ltd., a privately held company specialized in developing a dynamic stabilization system for the spine. Spinelab's Elaspine(TM) Implant System, a pedicle-screw based posterior motion preservation system for the degenerative lumbar spine, uses Bionate(®)...

2010-06-22 09:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its Spectra Shield® and Gold Shield® materials will provide bullet-resistance to body armor for Indian paramilitary and police forces. As part of a contract awarded by India's Ministry of Home Affairs to MKU Pvt. Ltd., an India-based supplier of body armor, Honeywell's Gold Shield and Spectra Shield composite materials will be the primary ballistics protection...

2010-03-04 08:00:00

MAHWAH, N.J., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Orthopaedics today announced the release of the ADM X3 Mobile Bearing Acetabular System, a next-generation technology for hip replacement surgery designed to minimize the risks associated with total hip replacement surgery. While total hip replacement is one of the most successful surgical procedures performed today, dislocation remains one of the top reported complications(1). To address dislocation, conventional designs focus on the use...

2009-09-24 09:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that rope using its super-strength, lightweight Spectra(R) fiber is being used by the U.S. military in fast rope insertion operations. Spectra fiber is a key component of Novabraid(TM) Fast Rope, a high-performance rope made by Canada-based Novatec Braids Ltd. and currently being used on the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. Military personnel use the rope to safely and quickly descend from the...

2009-06-24 09:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has introduced a new Gold Shield(R) ballistic material with improved ability to stop bullets and fragments in military and police armor applications. The new ballistic material, Honeywell Gold Shield GN-2117, has demonstrated up to a 10 percent weight reduction when compared to Honeywell's traditional Gold Flex(R) material, which is also used in soft armor applications. The new product also...


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