Production of Dyneema, world’s strongest fibre increases

Wednesday, June 6 2018

Wednesday, 06 June 2018 12:26 Production of Dyneema, world’s strongest fibre increases
DSM, based in the Netherlands, is increasing production capacity for Dyneema, the world’s strongest fiber.
DSM Dyneema is the world’s largest UHMwPE fiber and UD manufacturer with a backward integration into UHMwPE polymer production.
DSM will also make improvements to existing production lines to expand Dyneema UD and Dyneema fiber capacity, incorporating the latest technologies.
In addition to expanding capacity, DSM Dyneema will also further improve its carbon footprint, delivering on its brand promise Dyneema, the Greenest Strength. Applications made with Dyneema already deliver the lowest carbon footprint for the performance specified from cradle-to-grave compared to other materials and DSM is committed to further improve this.
Dyneema UD is a composite unidirectional laminate that offers excellent energy absorption and enhanced protection. It is accessible as a hard and soft ballistic material.
Dyneema products are finding use in a broad and ever-increasing range of markets and applications in which lightweight strength is of the essence, for instance best-in-class protective ballistic vests, inserts and helmets.
The global production capacity of Dyneema UD will be increased by more than 20 per cent. This capacity increase will further strengthen DSM’s product leadership under the Dyneema brand. Ongoing innovation by DSM will continue to be lighter, newer, and better performing material.