29 Jan 2018
Key patent behind game-changing Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology upheld at highest European Patent Instance
Geleen (NL), 29 January 2018 - Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, today announces that a key patent of DSM Dyneema, protecting its Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology will be maintained after a second challenge before the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office. This radical innovation platform delivers game-changing materials for soft body armor and hard materials for helmets, vest inserts and vehicle armor. Armor made with Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology is 30 percent lighter than traditional armor whilst providing the same level of ballistic protection.
17 Nov 2017
The Netherlands, 17 November 2017 - Continuing its ‘Greenest Strength’ mission, DSM Dyneema will at Milipol in Paris 21-24 November provide an example of a creative way to re-use material from out-of-service soft armor vests.
9 May 2017
The Netherlands, 9 May 2017 - DSM Dyneema has announced expansion of its ballistic materials research and development capabilities specific to helmet applications. With this, DSM Dyneema is demonstrating its commitment to supporting global armor manufacturers seeking to create next generation lightweight, high performance helmet designs and technologies based on Dyneema® material advancements.
23 Feb 2017
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.
27 Sep 2016
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.
9 May 2016
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.
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