Fusion of science, technology and engineering yields a revolutionary solution for hard and soft ballistic armor.
Paris, 19 November 2013
DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fiber, branded as Dyneema®, and world leader in life protection materials and high performance fibers, today officially introduced Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology, built on its Radical Innovation platform, the company's newest product development program. Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology combines breakthroughs in polymer science, next-generation fiber technology and unique uni-directional engineering to deliver up to 25 percent higher ballistic protection while reducing weight by up to 20 percent. Here at Milipol 2013, three companies – Rheinmetall Ballistic Protection GmbH, Point Blank Enterprises and TenCate Advanced Armour – are exhibiting applications that feature the first Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology products. These initial applications demonstrate the exceptional capabilities of this new technology and set the stage for future innovations in soft and hard ballistic protection. All Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology products are manufactured at the DSM Dyneema facility in Greenville, N.C.
The Netherlands, 6 November 2013
Third parties using the Dyneema® brand at the A+A show without DSM’s permission received an official warning, if necessary this will be followed up with legal action. DSM Dyneema, the producer of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fiber branded as Dyneema®, has taken immediate corrective action against infringement of its intellectual property (IP) before and during the A+A show in Düsseldorf.
Advanced technology targets megatrends that are changing the game in personal and vehicle protection for the military, law enforcement and homeland security
Stanley, N.C. – Oct. 28, 2013
The performance and endurance of military, law enforcement and security personnel have always been affected by the weight of their gear. Today, however, major trends are intensifying the impact of weight and underscoring the urgent need for new, lighter materials that can deliver top protective performance combined with usability. Multiple global government initiatives are underway to reduce the weight of personal protective equipment for soldiers. DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fiber, branded as Dyneema®, and world leader in life protection materials and high performance fibers, sees the adoption of next-generation lighter material technologies as an important part of the answer. This view is supported by experts, who predict the use of UHMwPE materials in body and vehicle protection will show double-digit growth in the next five years.
Promat Gloves Made with Dyneema® for Superior Cut Resistance, Comfort and Cost Efficiency
The Netherlands, October 24, 2013
DSM Dyneema LLC (DSM Dyneema), the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fiber, branded as Dyneema®, and world leader in life protection materials and high performance fibers, today announced a trademark licensing agreement with Promat, a leading producer of protective gloves headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil. Promat is the first domestic glove company in the Brazilian market to become a DSM Dyneema licensing partner. The agreement gives Promat the ability to brand its products with the Dyneema® trademark. Promat manufactures gloves to protect workers in the automotive and beverage industries.
Levi’s® and Dyneema® Form a Dynamic Duo with the New, Longer-lasting Stay-Strong Jeans
The Netherlands, 21 October 2013
DSM, the producer of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMwPE), branded as Dyneema®, has joined forces with an American ‘icon of cool’ – Levi’s® 501® jeans – to create the perfect blend of strength, durability and style. Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™, protects law enforcement officers, protects hands of auto-workers in the metal industry from cuts and protects cyclists sliding on the road. And now this powerful fiber can be found in Levi’s® 501® Warrior and Trooper styles.
The Netherlands, 16 October 2013
DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fiber, branded as Dyneema®, and world leader in life protection materials and high performance fibers, has informed its customers this week of a global price increase of 5% for all DSM Dyneema fiber and uni-directional (UD) product lines.
The price increase will be effective as per January 1st 2014 or as contracts allow.
The Netherlands, 30 September 2013
At METS 2013 (Marine Equipment Trade Show, 19-21 November in Amsterdam RAI), DSM the producer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE), branded as Dyneema®, will show how the world of yacht racing will be reaching levels of extreme performance with the introduction of Dyneema® SK99, the strongest fiber ever made by DSM.
The Netherlands, 24 September 2013
DSM, producer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE), branded as Dyneema®, and OTS (Offshore & Trawl Supply AS), a Norwegian manufacturer of synthetic fiber ropes of extreme strength, are proud to congratulate Titan Salvage and Micoperi for their outstanding achievement in the Parbuckling project. Dextron® 12 Plus ropes made with Dyneema® fiber took the strain of the Costa Concordia, holding it in position and relieving some of the tension felt by the engineers from Titan Salvage and Micoperi during this historic marine exercise.
Stanley, N.C. July 29th, 2013
Banom’s Cut-Resistant Gloves Feature Dyneema® Fiber for Superior Safety and Comfort.
DSM Dyneema LLC (DSM Dyneema), the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fiber, branded as Dyneema®, and world leader in life protection materials and high performance fibers, commends their partner Banom for winning the prestigious Frost & Sullivan 2013 North American Product Leadership Award in Cut Resistant Gloves. Banom’s gloves for workers in the sheet metal and glass industries surpass the competition through the use of proprietary high tenacity filament (HTF) yarns incorporating high-performance materials such as MaxPly® with Dyneema® and TriMax® with Dyneema®.
Development is fruit of cooperation between Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo, AmSafe Bridport and DSM.
The Netherlands, 9 July 2013
Air France-KLM will further cut tonnes from its annual aircraft carbon dioxide emissions, simply by using revolutionary new lightweight cargo nets that it is now introducing. Just one new lightweight net with Dyneema® will save Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo over 210 gallons of kerosene fuel per year. That means CO2 emissions will be over 2.5 tonnes less per net per year.