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Premium partners for DSM Dyneema

Mills will drive the adoption of the new bio-based version of the fibre.

7th May 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Netherlands

Protective, Sustainable

DSM is forming exclusive partnerships with seven mills to help expand its Dyneema fabric offerings.

The companies involved – with whom DSM has already enjoyed long and successful relationships – are Hwa Sung International in South Korea, IBQ Fabrics in Spain, Naveena Denim in Pakistan, Feinjersey Group in Austria, VDS Weaving in Belgium, Fuchshuber Techno-Tex in Germany and Gayon in China.

Each of the fabric mills selected met specific criteria related to quality, manufacturing, innovation and processing know-how in respect of both Dyneema fibre and fabric.

For more than 30 years, Dyneema, the world’s strongest fibre, has provided unmatched levels of performance and protection for critical applications. In fabric form, it offers extreme strength at weights up to 45% lighter than traditional materials like nylon, polyester and aramid. Available for denim, knits, woven and hybrid fabrics for composite reinforcements, Dyneema fabric is engineered at the molecular level to protect people in their professional and leisure activities by providing ultra-light, comfortable and durable solutions for apparel, footwear and outdoor applications.

In addition to the intrinsic performance benefits of Dyneema, the new partners will provide operational advantages to address customer needs, including accessibility to a wide range of diverse fabric options, increased speed to market, new fabric innovations, world-class capabilities and material processing that meets the strict quality and control requirements of DSM.

“DSM is excited to expand our relationship with these companies through our Premium Manufacturing Partners programmes,” said Marcio Manique, global business director at DSM Protective Materials. “We are confident that our partnership will ensure the continuous growth of our Dyneema offerings for various end-use markets worldwide and look forward to exploring additional opportunities, including the introduction of more sustainable alternatives with bio-based Dyneema fibre.”

Bio-based Dyneema boasts the same performance as the conventional fibre, with a carbon footprint that is 90% lower than generic HMPE. As of October 1, 2020, DSM has switched its entire fabric portfolio to bio-based Dyneema.

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