Unrivaled protection with Dyneema® UD material
MADE FOR: Law enforcement officers
Dyneema® enables STRENGTHplus+
lighter than steel
lighter than aramid
stronger than steel
How do we make Dyneema® UD armor inserts and ballistic shields?
For when the going gets tough
Trusted by elite armed forces the world over, Dyneema® UD is where light meets might.
Designed to capture and deform pistol or rifle bullets, it increases the level of protection by absorbing and distributing the force of the impact, allowing combat operators to stay in the fight – even against heavily armed opponents.
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Lightweight ability is survivability
Protecting body and planet
Here are just a few examples of end-to-end sustainability
The history of Dyneema®
Since the discovery of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) in 1967, we’ve been on a journey of innovation to bring the benefits of Dyneema® to military and law enforcement personnel.
First commercialization of Dyneema®
Dyneema® enters the ballistics market with the first production of Dyneema® UD
Dyneema® introduces Force Multiplier Technology that enables off-the-charts V50 performance
Launch of Dyneema® next-generation UD
The material of choice for elite armed forces
Law enforcement agencies include:
New York Police Department
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Chicago Police Department
Washington DC Metro
Baltimore City Police
Virginia State Police
US armed forces applications include:
US Marine Corps Plate Carrier Generation III; Enhanced Combat Helmet; V-22 Osprey
US Army Modular Scalable Vest Generation II; Integrated Head Protection System; Soldier Protection System
US Military Joint Tactical Vehicle
US Navy Mark VI Patrol Boat
Advanced Bomb Suit
Almost all NATO member states use Dyneema®, including:
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Türkiye, UK, USA
Putting Dyneema® UD to the test
Ballistic performance tests – multi ammunition
Our tests confirm the outstanding anti-ballistic capabilities of Dyneema® materials and their stopping capabilities against a wide range of threats – such as small fragments, mild steel-core rifle projectiles, and armor-piercing rounds in composites that include a ceramic strike face. In turn, we use the results to provide tailored solutions for our customers.
Backface deformation tests
At our ballistic laboratories, we’re able to test the level of damage sustained by the back side of armor upon impact. The result? Thanks to the high energy absorption and distribution of Dyneema® materials, our solutions meet and exceed US and international standards on backface deformation.
Multiple environment simulations
Wherever your personnel are operating, they can rely on Dyneema®. Our labs are equipped with conditioning chambers where we test the performance of Dyneema® materials in simulated extreme environment conditions.
Accelerated ageing tests – heat and humidity
To guarantee stable ballistic performance over time, our accelerated ageing tests simulate multiple years of real-time ageing, including in high temperatures and extreme humidity conditions. All Dyneema® materials show stable performance in these tests – ensuring a unique combination of strength plus durability.
Dyneema® is used in multiple solutions certified by the US National Institute of Justice (NIJ) – so we make sure Dyneema® fulfils every NIJ requirement, including its tumbling protocol. Thanks to our state-of-the-art equipment, we can perform tumbling tests before entering the certification process.
Contact our sales team
- Purchasing for your law enforcement agency
- Threat mitigation advice
- Law enforcement agency presentation days
- Striking the right balance between mobility and protection