Q: What makes Dyneema® SK78 a more sustainable choice than the generic HMPE alternatives?
A: Of all high-performance fibers, Dyneema® delivers the lowest carbon footprint per unit strength. 75% of the energy used to manufacture Dyneema® fiber comes from renewable energy sources – saving CO2 emissions equivalent to 13,000 vehicles.
Q: Beyond manufacturing methods, what else makes Dyneema® SK78 the greener choice?
A: Using Dyneema® SK78 also helps to reduce carbon footprint downstream. The carbon footprint when mooring using lines made with Dyneema® is nearly 20% less than when using generic HMPE ropes.
Q: Are the sustainability credentials of Dyneema® SK78 affected by line construction or application?
A: Performance of alternative materials and carbon footprint are application specific. However, in every application, Dyneema® delivers the greenest strength. Please contact us to measure the environmental advantage of working with Dyneema® in a specific application.