Lifetime sustainability starts with responsible sourcing. For Dyneema®, that means identifying renewable, bio-based feedstock – without disrupting essential economic systems, such as the food value chain. We two frontrunning renewable HMPE products: bio-based Dyneema® fiber and recycled-based Dyneema®.

Bio-based Dyneema® fiber

In line with our commitment towards a more sustainable future, we've developed the first-ever bio-based ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber. Sourced from renewable, bio-based feedstock, our newest innovation in fiber technology uses the mass balance approach to help further reduce our reliance on fossil fuel-based resources. 

Our innovative solution is ISCC certified and boasts a 90% lower carbon footprint than generic HMPE with comparable performance. 

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Recycled-based Dyneema®

We’ve launched exciting pilot projects to produce recycled-based Dyneema® from chemically mixed plastic household waste. In fact, this represented an important milestone in our circularity ambitions.

Working with like-minded manufacturers and underpinned by the ISCC-certified mass balance approach, we’re trialing our solution across a diverse range of applications – from sailing ropes to fishing gear.

This important breakthrough is thanks to our longstanding collaboration with our partner SABIC. This leading chemical company will provide the feedstock, circular ethylene, for the production of recycled-based Dyneema®.

And there’s more: we’re now working together to increase volumes of circular ethylene feedstock to drive future production.

Diamond Background

We’re proud to be one of the first manufacturers to integrate recycled-based Dyneema® within our products and demonstrate the material’s feasibility. By collaborating with materials science pioneers such as Dyneema® and SABIC, we’re able to create products that not only deliver superlative functional performance, but also have a reduced environmental impact.

Jon Mitchell, Managing Director, Marlow Ropes

EcoVadis rating

In 2023, Avient was proud to be awarded a Gold rating from EcoVadis, a provider of universal sustainability scoring. We also ask all our key suppliers to complete regular EcoVadis assessments, and we work closely with them to help them ensure continuous improvement.

We also require suppliers to follow our code of conduct – which aligns with our own product stewardship principles – so we can maximize the potential positive impacts of Dyneema® from one end of the value chain to the other.

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