Colonial Heights, Va.-based Honeywell Advanced Fibers and Composites (AF&C) — a division of
Morristown, N.J.-based technology provider Honeywell International Inc. — will invest $27.5 million
to add new production capabilities at its facility in Chesterfield County, Va. The investment
includes new equipment as well the addition of 50 employees to the location’s 300-person workforce.
Honeywell AF&C manufactures Spectra® fiber — an ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene
fiber that has a strength-to-weight ratio 15 times greater than that of steel — and Spectra Shield®
used in an array of advanced armor systems that incorporate such products as bullet-resistant
vests, breast plates, helmets, military aircraft and vehicles. Spectra also is used in cut
protection, fishing and mooring line, sailcloth, hurricane protection, rope and cordage, and
various specialty applications.
“This investment will allow us to better serve our customers with next-generation materials,”
said Andreas Kramvis, president and CEO, Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies.
February 14, 2012