Dyneema®. The world's strongest fiber

DSM Protective Materials

Our commitment to protecting people and the planet

Whether protecting first responders, law enforcement officers and service personnel, improving safety for millions of workers, or revolutionizing renewable energy projects – we protect people and the environment they live in. Because all life is precious. Products containing our fiber, UD or fabrics push the boundaries of lightweight strength in ropes and synthetic chains, in addition to also providing comfort and safety in everything from footwear and apparel to cut-resistant gloves to body armor.

What’s more, because our fiber, UD and fabrics are made from very low carbon footprint materials, it’s far better for the world than the materials it replaces. In fact, products made with Dyneema® or Trosar™ don’t just weigh less. They use less material, they need less energy to process, and they last longer - helping to reduce carbon emissions and waste.


With you when it matters

The Dyneema® brand is at the leading edge of the materials innovation curve. Our invention of an ultra-strong, ultra-light material has inspired industries to transform the performance of countless products and applications. Today, Dyneema the ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) is protecting the health and lives of millions of people, and enabling industry to work smarter.

The Dyneema brand is a promise of innovation and collaboration. Enabling innovators and engineers to develop applications that change the game. “With you when it matters” stands for the essential trust placed in Dyneema; it performs when you need it to, and it protects when you need it to. 

Trosar™ fiber & UD

Delivering performance exactly as promised

Trosar™ is DSM’s value offering for Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene, and is available in various performance grades as fiber and unidirectional laminate (UD). To deliver a reliable supply of consistent good quality, Trosar is manufactured to consistent quality standards by DSM in the Netherlands, North America and China. Delivering performance exactly as promised.

Endless possibilities

DSM's protective materials can stop bullets, salvage ships and make the fastest sports car safer. It can solve countless problems; in fact, the possibilities are almost endless.

Sustainable Development Goals

At DSM we feel so strongly about doing well by doing good that our company strategy is aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Within DSM Protective Materials we’re especially focused on:

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  • Our businesses

    Our businesses

    From animal and human nutrition & health to specialty food ingredients, from medical devices to sustainable plastics and protective materials to venturing…our businesses are here to bring value to all stakeholders.

  • Our key markets

    Our key markets

    Our key markets are Animal Feed, Dietary Supplements, Early Life Nutrition, Food & Beverage, Personal Care, Automotive and Electrical & Electronics.

  • Materials Sciences

    Materials Sciences

    Materials Sciences is what helps produce many of the engineering thermoplastics, resins, high performance fibers and coatings essential to everyday life.