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Dyneema at Milipol Paris

Next-generation fibre technology and unidirectional engineering deliver unmatched ballistic stopping power.

14th October 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Paris


DSM, the inventor and manufacturer of Dyneema, will be exhibiting at Milipol Paris the leading event for homeland security and safety which takes place from October 19-22 at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre in Paris, France.

The performance characteristics of Dyneema, the world’s strongest fibre, make it ideal for a variety of applications, including soft and hard armour ballistics to protect against today’s advanced and emerging threats. In addition, Dyneema combines next-generation fibre technology and unidirectional engineering to deliver armour solutions with unmatched ballistic stopping power in a lightweight and flexible composite.

By implementing Dyneema, body armour manufacturers are able to use less material in the development of their ballistic vests, plates and helmets. This leads to weight savings of more than 30% when compared to competitive materials, without impacting ballistic performance. The lightweight construction of armour made with Dyneema also mitigates injuries associated with the cumulative effects of its daily use, while improving situational awareness, as well as cognitive and tactical performance.

Dyneema is simultaneously able to reduce the impact of material manufacturing. DSM has developed the first-ever bio-based ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibre and unidirectional (UD) material. Bio-based Dyneema boasts the same performance as conventional Dyneema with a carbon footprint that is 90% lower than generic HMPE.

“As the trend towards lightweight ballistic armour drives changes in the personal protection market, DSM continues to innovate Dyneema,” said Marcelo van de Kamp, global business director of personal protection at DSM. “We’re proud that our broad product portfolio of UD material provides solutions that sustain both people and planet.”

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