Protective Armor

Advanced ballistic stopping power without sacrificing user comfort and mobility

Dyneema®, Made to Protect

Law enforcement, first responders and military service personnel risk their lives every day to keep communities around the world safe. Dyneema® helps protect them while they protect us.

Dyneema® has one of the highest strength-to-weight ratios of any material on Earth, allowing armor solutions to maintain the highest levels of protection without sacrificing user comfort or maneuverability. In fact, DSM works directly with industry-leading armor manufacturers to develop technologies that are fit-for-purpose.

Beyond continual innovation and collaboration, the lightweight construction of armor made with Dyneema® helps mitigate long-term injuries associated with the cumulative effect of daily armor use – providing protection on the front lines and beyond.

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The strength and versatility of Dyneema® make it ideal for a wide range of ballistic armor solutions, including soft armor, hard armor helmets and frag knits.

  • Soft Armor

    Soft armor made with Dyneema® is up to 35% lighter than aramid materials, without compromising on protection. Learn more.

  • Hard Armor

    Hard armor with Dyneema® is up to 75% lighter than steel and other traditional materials, without compromising on protection. Learn more.

  • Helmets

    Helmets made with Dyneema® are typically up to 25% lighter than competitive materials and offer protection against both legacy and emerging threats. Learn more.

  • Frag Knits

    Frag Knits with Dyneema® are extremely lightweight and flexible, but still provide enough protection against lethal projectile threats. Learn more.

Our commitment

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.

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