A Vectran fiber application has recently gained attention in the media amidst the recovery efforts of Hurricane Sandy. The Resilient Tunnel Plug uses two Vectran layers that create a virtually impenetrable barrier around the inflatable plug. This plug is designed to protect tunnels, such as the New York subway tunnels, from flooding in an emergency.

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  • Homeland Security tests subway tunnel plug at WVU-Houston Chronicle
  • Homeland Security tests tunnel plug at WVU-Charleston Gazette