Honeywell Spectra® ballistic materials chosen for helmets in Asia

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Oct. 18, 2011. Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its Spectra Shield® II ballistic materials will be used in combat helmets to protect soldiers in Asia.

Oct 19th, 2011

Posted by Skyler Frink

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Oct. 18, 2011. Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its Spectra Shield® II ballistic materials will be used in combat helmets to protect soldiers in Asia.

Dae-Sung Tech Co., Ltd., a Korean body armor manufacturer, will use Spectra Shield II materials in helmets designed to protect soldiers against a variety of threats, including fragments from improvised explosive devices and small-caliber rounds. The material’s lightweight strength enables the helmets to provide critical head protection at a lower weight, which helps soldiers move more easily and comfortably.

Spectra Shield II materials help the helmet achieve a 20 percent weight reduction when compared with Dae-Sung’s previous helmets. The company will produce the helmets with the material under a three-year contract with Honeywell.

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