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DSM expands Dyneema® fabric offerings through Premium Manufacturing Partnerships with global fabric mills

Geleen (NL), 7 May 2021 - Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, today announced an exclusive partnership with seven Premium Manufacturing Partners (PMPs) to help expand its Dyneema® fabric offerings.

DSM has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with all of the newly appointed PMPs; including, Hwa Sung International in South Korea, IBQ Fabrics in Spain, Naveena Denim in Pakistan, Feinjersey Group in Austria, VDS Weaving in Belgium, Fuchshuber Techno-Tex in Germany and Gayon in China. Each of the fabric mills selected met specific criteria related to quality, manufacturing, innovation and processing know-how of both Dyneema® fiber and fabric.

For more than 30 years, Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber, has provided unmatched levels of performance and protection for critical applications. In fabric form, Dyneema® offers extreme strength at weights up to 45 percent lighter than traditional materials like nylon, polyester and aramid. Available as composites, denim, knits, woven and hybrid fabrics for composite reinforcements, Dyneema® fabric is engineered at the molecular level to protect people in their professional and leisurely activities by providing ultra-light, comfortable and durable solutions for apparel, footwear and outdoor applications.

In addition to the intrinsic performance benefits of Dyneema®, the new PMPs will provide operational  advantages to address customer needs, including accessibility to a wide-range of diverse fabric options, increased speed to market, new fabric innovations, world-class capabilities and material processing that meets the strict quality and control requirements of DSM. 

DSM is excited to expand our relationship, and Dyneema® fabric offerings, with Hwa Sung International, IBQ Fabrics, Naveena Denim, Feinjersey Group, VDS Weaving, Fuchshuber Techno-Tex and Gayon through the PMP program,” states Marcio Manique, Global Business Director, Consumer & Professional Protection, DSM Protective Materials. “We are confident that our partnership will ensure the continuous growth of our Dyneema® offerings for various end-use markets worldwide and look forward to exploring additional opportunities, including the introduction of more sustainable alternatives with bio-based Dyneema® fiber.”

In line with DSM’s commitment to protect people and the environment they live in, the world’s first ever bio-based HMPE fiber was introduced in 2020. Bio-based Dyneema® boasts the same exact performance as conventional Dyneema® with a carbon footprint that is 90 percent lower than generic HMPE. As of October 1, 2020, DSM switched its entire fabric portfolio to bio-based Dyneema®; helping to create a crucial bridge between today’s linear economy and the desired end-state of a more circular economy.

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DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information can be found at www.dsm.com.

Hwa Sung International

Hwasung International is specialized in providing high performance textiles by using functional yarns as well as commercial textiles for all sports-, outdoor- and Industrial brands to meet every different characteristic of each market. In addition, aligning the needs of the world market, our values are providing sustainable and eco-friendly textiles with the highest quality standards to our customers by focusing on the sustainable footprint and environment. Our overseas offices allow us to stay close with our customer and to provide the best service with the goal of customer’s satisfaction.


IBQ Fabrics

From Barcelona to the entire world. Our location, in the heart of Vallés, the nerve centre of the Spanish textile industry, means we are right where all the textile sector changes are happening. We can access the talent and creativity that emanates from a city such as Barcelona. Knowing at all times what you are doing and how you are doing it is essential to ensure the quality and control of your product. And this is why our manufacturing is carried out here. Because we can monitor each step and supply our customers with the high quality that they demand.  We are working to reduce our environmental imprint and become sustainable in all our manufacturing processes. At IBQ Fabrics we manufacture fabrics of all kinds, both for outdoor activities and specialized for the workplace and everywhere where innovative performance fabrics can keep people safe and healthy.


Naveena Denim

Naveena Denim (NDL) is a complete vertically integrated company engaged in manufacturing world-class denim fabric. Established in 2006, the company's production facilities are in Lahore Pakistan, and have offices in Europe, US, and Bangladesh exporting denim fabric over the globe. In today’s world, technology upgradation is important to propel growth through socially environmentally sustainable ways and best practices. Our continuous investment in Human Resources, latest technologies, and systems bring inspiration innovation & responsibility to the Denim World.


Feinjersey Group

The Feinjersey Group is a globally active network of textile firms supplying the key players of the textile industry. No comparable company in Europe has a value chain like ours, extending from the yarn right through to the finished product. As a fully integrated production company, we guarantee scrupulous care at every stage of our processes, from yarn processing through knitting, finishing and dyeing, through to shipping. With a workforce of approx. 250 and total sales of 45 million euros, we are ideally equipped for the textile market of the future.


VdS Weaving

VdS Weaving is a family owned textile company and has been warping and weaving fabrics since 1935. Today major activity is warping and weaving technical fabrics for our partners. These fabrics are used in widespread areas of industry, e.g. by coaters for automotive, energy, boating, conveyor belts, composites, construction, filtration, transport sacks etc. The demands made on our high-tech fabrics and their properties are very different because our customers, who process the textiles, operate in such diverse industrial sectors. As a result, VdS Weaving can offer a wide range of products with fabrics made of technical yarns from 33 - 4400 dtex and up to 340 cm wide.


Fuchshuber Techno-Tex

MADE IN GERMANY Production of high-performance textile articles. Aimed for body protection and technical application. For more than 30 years, we have been the experts when it comes to the development and production of technical high-performance knits. We produce certified high-performance knits and textiles with maximum protection and comfort. UNEXPECTED POSSIBILITIES Our high-performance knitwear offers you unimagined possibilities in terms of protection and comfort. Athletes and Olympic champions from short track as well as alpine ski circus have trusted for many years to the uncompromising cut protection; top quality made in Germany.


Gayon New Materials

Gayon New Materials is an integrated mill in China, producing high performance composite yarns and protective fabrics with Dyneema® for various technical applications. Gayon can also produce ready-to-wear protective knitted garments with Dyneema®, for various end-user requirements.


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