DSM ensures global supply capability for Dyneema® fiber portfolio

A LinkedIn article previously published by Marcio Manique, Global Business Director, Consumer & Professional Protection.

As the inventor of Dyneema® fiber - the strongest ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (uHMWPE) fiber, DSM has manufacturing global capability in Americas (USA), Europe (Netherlands) and Asia-Pacific (China and Japan). This is an unmatched capability in these times of turbulence coming from various challenges caused by logistics, energy shortages, raw materials supply disruption, etc. in the global business environment.

We will use this capability to fully support our customers ranging from our brand licensees to Premium Manufacturing Partners, to ensure supply continuity and consistency of Dyneema® fibers so that our customers can fully focus on the market growth and development of different end-use articles with Dyneema®. We supply critical Dyneema® Diamond Technology fibers for Personal Protective Equipment application and, Dyneema® fibers for the consumer, protective, and industrial fabrics end-uses.

In line with our commitment to a sustainable future, we have developed the world’s first-ever Bio-based Dyneema® Fiber sourced from renewable, bio-based feedstock to help reduce carbon footprint by using the mass balance approach. The supply consistency of our bio-based Dyneema® fiber is also assured from the global manufacturing assets, giving our partners the assurance to further develop and expand their range of end-use articles made with bio-based Dyneema® fibers. This provides a sustainable alternative for products with Dyneema® in the Outdoor, Sports and Lifestyle markets, as well as Personal Protective Equipment such as cut resistant wearables.

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