All I remember about it is that it was on future weapons this plastic can float on water and they used it to armor up a dinghy boat the kind the seals use. It's supposed to be even stronger than Kevlar.
I recently read about something called perlite, a lightweight glass from volcanic rock used in many ways from constrution to gardning. Maybe this is not it but your question is intersting.
Dyneema SB61(DSM), tougher MTL - and secret - formulation of polyethylene fibre, it is 15 times stronger than steel and 40 per cent stronger than that other staple of the bulletproof vest, Kevlar
Carbon Nanotube Fibers Tougher , 20 times tougher than steel and 17 times tougher than Kevlar.very expensive