Dyneema®. The Greenest Strength™
Stronger and Greener
Making Dyneema® the world’s strongest fiber is not enough. We are also committed to making Dyneema® the most environmentally friendly option.
Today Dyneema® delivers the lowest carbon footprint per unit of strength. Here we explain how we do it, and how it’s already making a difference.
Dyneema® outperforms all competing alternatives
When measured by strength performance, Dyneema® has the lowest carbon footprint.
Because less material is used to achieve a given performance, Dyneema® delivers the lowest carbon footprint per unit of strength.
Alternative materials and carbon footprint savings are application specific. In every application Dyneema® delivers the greenest strength.
Delivered. Only with Dyneema®.
Dyneema® is a very low carbon footprint material. Products made with Dyneema® are ultra light and durable, giving them a low carbon footprint in their service life.
All CO2 and other environmental savings are the results of cradle-to-grave life cycle analysis studies commissioned by DSM Dyneema, or analysis made by users of applications made with Dyneema®.
Below are examples of the difference working with Dyneema® is making in real industry situations
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By switching to air cargo nets made with Dyneema® airlines save substantial weight in flight. Compared to traditional polyester nets, each net provides savings of more than 210 gallons of kerosene and 2.5 tons of CO2 emissions per year in flight.
- 210 gallons of fuel saving per net per year
- 2.5 tonnes of CO2 per net per year
Polarcus is a seismic survey vessel using seismic ropes made with Dyneema®. “I cannot remember the last time we had a failure with ropes made with Dyneema®”, Erik Godoy.
- 15% fuel saving
- Up to 50% reduced material (thinner ropes & double the lifetime)
Sports & Lifestyle
Levi’s 501 jeans made with Dyneema® last longer and contain less cotton, which means the production requires less water. The real gains are in the wearing. Stronger Levi’s made with Dyneema® dramatically reduces Co2 emissions.
- 50% less Co2
- Less water
- More durable
Synthetic Link Chains
Heavy duty chains are now being made with Dyneema®. Compared to steel, this means an 85% mass reduction to manufacture the chains, and creates chains light enough for one person to lift.
- 85% material saving
- Easier & safer to work with
- Silent, no noise
Mooring & Tow Ropes
Our vision is to establish circular economy case for ropes in the maritime industry. Circular Ropes is a partnership between DSM Dyneema, Lankhorst Ropes (rope manufacturer), Van Gansewinkel (waste processing), the port of Rotterdam and the Circularity Center and InnovationQuarter.
Cut Resistant Gloves
Cut protection gloves made with Dyneema® require less material to achieve the same level of protection as aramid, steel or other materials. Gloves made with Dyneema® are also last longer and are washable, which more than doubles their service life.
- 2x service life
- 40% less CO2
Personal & Vehicle armor
Making body and vehicle armor with Dyneema® uses less material to achieve the same performance. A life cycle analysis shows that a 10 year use of a vest or with a vehicle will result in a 30% lower carbon footprint than armor made with aramid.
- 20% material saving
- 30% less CO2
Fishing nets made with Dyneema® are lighter, more durable, and create less drag. A ship with Dyneema® on board consumes 10% less fuel and a 40% reduction in the carbon footprint.
- 10% fuel saving
- 40% less CO2
Aquaculture nets made with Dyneema® deliver 65% lower CO2 emissions compared to nylon nets, have twice the service life and reduce the need for farmers to use anti-fouling agents.
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