DSM Dyneema

DSM Dyneema is the inventor and manufacturer of Ultra High Molecular Weight PolyEthylene (UHMWPE) fiber branded as Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™. Dyneema® offers maximum strength combined with minimum weight. It is up to 15 times stronger than quality steel and up to 40% stronger than aramid fibers, both on weight for weight basis. Dyneema® fiber floats on water and is extremely durable and resistant to moisture, UV light and chemicals. The applications are therefore more or less unlimited. Dyneema® is an important component in ropes, cables and nets in the fishing, shipping and offshore industries. Dyneema® is also used in safety gloves for the metalworking industry and in fine yarns for applications in the medical sector. In addition, Dyneema® is also used in bullet resistant armor and clothing for police and military personnel. Furthermore the new generation Dyneema® Fabrics offer next level innovations in denim, apparel, footwear, sports equipment and lightweight outdoor products and accessories.

UHMWPE products from DSM Dyneema are produced in Heerlen (The Netherlands), Greenville, North Carolina (U.S.A.) and Mesa, Arizona (U.S.A). DSM Dyneema is also a partner in a high modulus polyethylene (HMPE) manufacturing joint venture in Japan. Further information on DSM Dyneema is available at www.dyneema.com.

DSM - Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in life sciences and materials sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM’s 24,500 employees deliver annual net sales of around €10 billion. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext. More information can be found at www.dsm.com.

Dyneema® and Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™ are trademarks of DSM. Use of these trademarks is prohibited unless strictly authorized.

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In its return to JEC World, DSM to showcase a wide range of innovative composite solutions

OMP Racing steering wheel with Dyneema® Carbon; increased impact resistance and driver safety.
(Photo DSM Dyneema, DYNPR352) The Netherlands, 9 March 2017 - DSM makes its return this month to JEC World, the largest international gathering of composites professionals, when the event takes place in Paris from March 14-16. The company is leveraging its vision and in-depth knowledge to develop a growing portfolio of high-performance composites, including Dyneema® Carbon and Dyneema® flexible composites, along with a range of thermoplastic unidirectional (UD) tapes, and Somos 3D printing materials. Visitors to JEC World 2017 will have the chance to see, touch and learn more about all these products.

Research by German Wildau Technical University Confirms Long-term Performance of Dyneema® Soft Ballistics for Use in Bullet Resistant Vests

The Netherlands, 2 March 2017 - A recent study conducted by German Wildau Technical University related Prof. Dr. Herzog and Prof. Dr. Hendrix proves the long-term ballistic performance of Dyneema® soft ballistic personal protection equipment.

DSM Dyneema wins significant patent case in Israel

The Netherlands, 23 February 2017 - DSM Dyneema, the inventor and manufacturer of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber, has prevailed after a long-lasting challenge in Israel of one of its key patents. An Israeli firm — the publicly held FMS Enterprises Migun Ltd. of Tel Aviv — had been trying to prevent the issuance of this patent through a series of opposition proceedings and appeals.

DSM Dyneema introduces whole new level of cut protection with Black Dyneema® Diamond Technology

DSM Dyneema introduces whole new level of cut protection with Black Dyneema® Diamond Technology.
(Photo DSM Dyneema, DYNPR349)Paris, 7 November 2016 - DSM Dyneema today introduces Black Dyneema® Diamond Technology, a fiber innovation that combines next level cut protection and uncompromised comfort – with specific benefits for tough jobs.

Dyneema® Carbon: a perfect marriage for lightweight performance

Dyneema® Carbon: a perfect marriage for lightweight performance.
(Photos DSM Dyneema, DYNPR347)The Netherlands, 12 October 2016 - Dyneema® Carbon hybrid composites represent a leap in the evolution of carbon. The world’s strongest fiber significantly improves the performance of pure carbon composites in terms of weight, impact resistance, ductility and vibrational dampening. Join us in building a shatterproof world.

DSM Dyneema successfully defends key patent against competitor challenge

The Netherlands, 27 September 2016 - DSM Dyneema, inventor and manufacturer of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™, has again successfully defended a key patent from challenge before the European Patent Office (EPO) Opposition division. The company Teijin Aramid had challenged the EPO’s previous grant of DSM Dyneema’s European patent (EP1575758B), which covers pressed products based on specific improved Uni Directional (UD) systems, typically designed and used in high end armor applications such as helmets, inserts, and vehicle armor. DSM’s technology aims at pressed products with improved performance at higher temperatures, while still maintaining good performance at ambient temperature.

Steel versus the world's strongest fiber a test of strength in securing loads

Steel versus the world's strongest fiber, a test of strength in securing loads.What happens if parts of a tried-and-tested tensioning lashing chain are combined with high-performance textile fibers? Dolezych, the renowned manufacturer of ropes, lifting and load securing equipment, to present the result at this year's IAA-Nutzfahrzeuge commercial vehicle trade fair in Hanover. The PowerLash with Dyneema® textile lashing chain with an LC of 5000 daN is the result of intensive cooperation between DSM Dyneema and Dolezych.

Dyneema®. The greenest strength™.

Dyneema® FiberThe Netherlands, 11 July 2016 - DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber branded as Dyneema®, produces the world’s strongest, highest-performing fiber. And it does so with the lowest possible carbon footprint. But the company isn’t stopping there.

DSM Dyneema to provide results of hand injury study, show demos of cut-resistant fiber capabilities at ASSE Safety 2016

DSM Dyneema to provide results of hand injury study, show demos of cut-resistant fiber capabilities at ASSE Safety 2016.
(Photo DSM Dyneema, DYNPR342)Stanley, N.C., June 14, 2016 – DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber, branded as Dyneema®, will discuss the results of a joint survey on hand injuries and provide other important workplace safety information at the ASSE Safety 2016 Professional Development Conference & Exposition. Specifically, DSM Dyneema will provide insights on the impact of recent changes to the EN388 and ANSI/ISEA 105 standards, and conduct demonstrations at its booth (#2335) showcasing the high-performance benefits of cut-resistant gloves made with Dyneema® Diamond Technology.

ROBIN Radar introduces new drone detection system featuring advanced radome made with Dyneema® Crystal Technology

ROBIN Radar introduces new drone detection system Elvira® featuring Dyneema® Crystal Technology.
(Photo ROBIN Radar Systems, DYNPR339) The Netherlands, 7 June 2016 - DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber, branded as Dyneema®, today announced that ROBIN Radar Systems has selected industry-leading Dyneema® Crystal Technology for the radome of its new Elvira® drone detection system. With near-zero signal loss, Dyneema® Crystal Technology helps Elvira® detect drones and classify them, distinguishing them from birds or other flying objects, at longer distances than traditional radar systems. In fact, this breakthrough radar technology can detect larger fixed-wing drones at a range of nine kilometers and smaller multi-rotor drones at up to three kilometers. In addition to the material’s electromagnetic transparency, ROBIN Radar chose Dyneema® Crystal Technology for its superior protection of sensitive equipment in harsh outdoor environments and its extreme light weight for easy transport.

First Armour at SOFEX Jordan showcases Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology from DSM Dyneema

The Netherlands, 9 May 2016 - DSM Dyneema today announced that company First Armour, an affiliate of the KADDB Investment Group (KIG), is showcasing at SOFEX Jordan 2016 exhibition the lightest available insert. This panel, to be worn in combination with a protective vest, was tested according to NIJ Standard-0101.04 Level III and 7.62x39 MSC, featuring Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology. The new DP3/3+/L insert, weighing less than one kilo, sharply decreases the load carried by operational units while maintaining a high level of ballistic protection. Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology is a radical innovation based on Dyneema®, the leading brand of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber. It enables customers to create very light armor solutions. The protective insert is manufactured by First Armour in Jordan, for high-end use in law enforcement and embassy guards in the region.

DSM Dyneema showcases latest Dyneema® Anti Stab Technology and its role in developing next generation multi-threat protection body armor at DSA 2016

Multi Threat Protective Vest Made with Dyneema® Anti Stab Technology.
(Photo DSM Dyneema, DYNPR337)Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 14 April 2016 - DSM Dyneema is showcasing its recently launched Dyneema® Anti Stab Technology at the 15th Defence Services Asia (DSA) Exhibition and Conference 2016 (Hall 3, booth #3032). Based on Dyneema®, the leading brand of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber, Dyneema® Anti Stab Technology is the latest patented anti-stab material for soft armor applications which can be combined with Dyneema® soft ballistic products to develop the next generation high performance, lightweight and comfortable multi-threat protection body armor.

Nearly Invisible Netting to Protect Fans at 10 Major League Baseball Stadiums

Nearly Invisible Netting to Protect Fans at 10 Major League Baseball Stadiums.Stanley, N.C. (April 1, 2016) – As the first pitches of the 2016 Major League Baseball regular season approach, more fans seated close to the action will be protected by screens extending further down the foul lines than in past seasons. Fans in 10 MLB ballparks, however, might not readily notice the change thanks to barely visible systems developed and installed by Promats Athletics, using netting manufactured by NET Systems made with Black Dyneema® material.