Reliable protection with Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology

A LinkedIn article previously published by Piotr Dargacz, Application Development & Technical Services Manager

We protect people and the environment they live in. That’s our mission – a mission we’ve been working toward for many years and that’s particularly relevant in the current climate.

We’re celebrating 25 years of breakthrough Dyneema® fiber development that has paved the way for high-tenacity PE fiber. It’s also been 10 years since Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology first lifted fiber performance to a new standard, enabling ballistic inserts with Dyneema® to weigh less than 1 kg and stop 7.62x39 M43 projectiles.

Nowadays, Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology is considered a foundational solution for developing novel anti-ballistic applications. Listening carefully to our customers’ needs, we’ve launched our first European-made soft ballistic grade of Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology. Dyneema® SB125 offers a comprehensive range of critical features, including long-term stability and high performance at low weight. It’s been proven that a large-size vest package weighing less than 1.5 kg has the capability to stop a 7.62x25 Lead Core Tokarev – while still meeting the market’s demand for fragmentation protection. We focus on what’s important: our material is used in service, so we’re delivering a solution that’s not only lightweight, but also highly flexible.

Our new developments also live up to the second part of our promise: protecting the environment. All Dyneema® fibers used in producing Dyneema® SB125 are bio-based, enabling us to decrease our carbon footprint by more than 30%  – another key milestone in our ongoing sustainability journey.

This unique combination of features has set Dyneema® SB125, and our armor manufacturing partners, up for immediate success, and we’re pleased to see multiple companies already finalizing their application certifications. Some of these certifications have already been used to win police tenders, with the first protective vests containing Dyneema® SB125 set to be delivered in 2022.

However, we recognize that the European market is extremely diverse in terms of its anti-ballistic requirements. To support our customers in using Dyneema® SB125 in ballistic applications, we’ve gathered performance data against amultiple threats – beginning with 17 gr FSP through to 7.62x25, and from 9 mm to a .44 Magnum – with testing conducted according to various standards. We plan to share this data with our partners to significantly shorten their development processes. All of this is even more impressive when considering lifetime expectancy tests that have been recalculated to 10 years of stable performance.

That’s because Dyneema® is with you when it matters, always.

Are you interested in learning more? We’ll be showcasing Dyneema® SB125 at the upcoming GPEC in Frankfurt, Germany May 31 – June 2 and Eurosatory in Paris, France June 13-17. Get in touch to schedule a meeting with a member of the Dyneema® team.

Piotr Dargacz
Application Development & Technical Services Manager
Piotr.Dargacz@dsm.com

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01 June 2022

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