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DSM Dyneema
Mauritslaan 49
Urmond
NL-6129 EL
Netherlands
[t] +31 46 476 7999
[W] http://www.dyneema


DSM Dyneema is the inventor and manufacturer of Ultra High Molecular Weight PolyEthylene (UHMWPE) fibre branded as Dyneema. Dyneema offers maximum strength combined with minimum weight. It is up to 15 times stronger than quality steel and up to 40% stronger than aramid fibres, both on weight for weight basis. Dyneema fibre floats on water and is extremely durable and resistant to moisture, UV light and chemicals. Dyneema® is an important component in ropes, cables and nets in the fishing, shipping and offshore industries. Dyneema is also used in safety gloves for the metalworking industry and in fine yarns for applications in sporting goods and the medical sector. In addition, Dyneema is also used in bullet resistant armour and clothing for police and military personnel. 



UHMWPE fibre from DSM Dyneema is produced in Heerlen (The Netherlands) and in Greenville, North Carolina (USA). DSM Dyneema is also a partner in a high modulus polyethylene (HMPE) manufacturing joint venture in Japan. 


Materials innovations forecast to play key role in armour protection for helicopters and boats
16 June, 2014
DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fibre, branded as Dyneema, and a specialist in life protection materials and high-performance fibres, sees next-generation materials technologies as an important facet. This view is supported by industry experts who predict the use of UHMwPE materials in armour applications will show double-digit growth in the next five years.
Armoured vehicles using ballistic tape for spall liners
14 May, 2013
DSM Dyneema's BT10 ballistic tape is being used by FNSS Savunma Sistemleri, leading producer of armoured vehicles based in Turkey. FNSS has an extensive product line consisting of a universal family of tracked and wheeled armoured combat vehicles and combat utility vehicles. It already supplies the armed forces of Turkey and allied nations.
Asia Pacific plastics technical centre features independent ballistics testing
11 January, 2013
DSM Dyneema, the inventor and manufacturer of Dyneema ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre, has officially opened its new Asia Pacific Technical Centre in Singapore.
 
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