Curtains To Storm Damage | July 13, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 28 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 28 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 13, 2009

Curtains To Storm Damage

Department: Business
Keywords: Honeywell, hurricane, polyethylene
Fabric storm panels fasten to siding.
Credit: JHRG
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Fabric storm panels fasten to siding.
Credit: JHRG

Recently approved for use in Florida's hurricane-prone Dade and Broward Counties, roll-down curtains made with Honeywell's Spectra ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene fiber are able to protect windows from debris tossed at them by 175-mph hurricane-force winds. Spectra fibers are more typically used to manufacture bullet-resistant vests. Military armor maker JHRG, based in North Carolina, makes the Storm-A-Rest panels.

 
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