DSM DYNEEMA HIGHLIGHTS INNOVATIVE DYNEEMA® TECHNOLOGIES FOR NEXT GENERATION HIGH PERFORMANCE, LIGHTWEIGHT BODY ARMOR AT DEFEXPO INDIA 2016
South Goa, India, 28 March 2016 - DSM Dyneema is highlighting its latest range of technologies and solutions for developing next generation body armor that offers higher ballistic and multi threat protection at a lighter weight, with greater user comfort and mobility at Defexpo India from 28 – 31 Mar 2016, (Hall 4, Booth #4.1.7).
Based on Dyneema®, the leading brand of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber, DSM Dyneema will display amongst its broad portfolio of life protection solutions, the latest developments based on its radical innovation platform: Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology and Dyneema® Anti Stab Technology which can be combined with Dyneema® Soft Ballistic products for multi-threat protection.
“DSM Dyneema continues to be at the forefront of innovation that addresses current and future requirements for soldier modernization and law enforcement programs globally, including India. Dyneema® represents the next generation armor technology that raises the benchmark for ballistic and stab protection while making armor much lighter by up to 30%, and more comfortable to wear compared to traditional solutions like aramids,” said Marcio Manique, Global Business Director, Life Protection, DSM Dyneema.
Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology – Toughest and Lightest Material of Choice for Ballistic Protection
Since its introduction, Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology has garnered many achievements, including being used in many prestigious, high-profile soft and hard armor systems and winning multiple awards for innovation.
An increasing number of top armor manufacturers globally including those in the Asia Pacific region are using Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology in vests, inserts, helmets and extremity protection, and in hard armor for helicopters, patrol boats and land vehicles.
Some of the high profile programs include the Generation II Soldier Plate Carrier System by the U.S. Army, as well as for law enforcement agencies such as the New York Police Department and Los Angeles Police Department, plus various elite European law enforcement units.
In body armor, Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology can reduce the weight by up to 30 percent without sacrificing ballistic protection, while enhancing comfort and agility with fewer layers of material and increased flexibility. Used in helmets, Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology enables designs protecting against 9mm FMJ handgun ammunition and fragments to weigh as light as about 1 kg.
For air, land or sea vehicles, armor made with Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology offers weight reductions of up to 50% compared to glass and aramid armor concepts, and up to 90% compared to full steel vehicle armor standalone concepts — without sacrificing ballistic protection.
A Perfect Combination for Multi-threat Protection: Dyneema® Anti Stab Technology with Dyneema® Soft Ballistic Products
Dyneema® Anti Stab Technology is the latest patented anti-stab material for soft armor applications that answers the industry’s need for innovative advancement in stab protection.
A vest manufactured with Dyneema® Anti Stab Technology provides outstanding protection against knives, blades and other sharp weapons in accordance to international standards like the UK HOSDB Body Armour Standard. It is up to 25% lighter and thinner than current market solutions made with aramid without sacrificing protection and its flexibility provides greater comfort and mobility to the wearer.
In addition, Dyneema® Anti Stab Technology can be combined with Dyneema® soft ballistic products to develop the next generation of high performance, light weight multi-threat protective gear that meets the specific needs of law enforcement officers who face hostile confrontations, as well as military personnel engaged in urban operations.
“Dyneema® is well-known in India since the 1990s as the material of choice in many defense and law enforcement programs which require higher ballistic protection at a lighter weight. We remain highly committed to bringing new technological dimensions to support India’s evolving needs for life protection with our ever-expanding portfolio of innovative Dyneema® technologies and solutions,” said Nicole Ng, Regional Business Manager, Asia Pacific, DSM Dyneema.