Issue Date: July 13, 2009
Curtains To Storm Damage
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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