Bio-Based Dyneema® Fiber

The first ever bio-based HMPE fiber

Sustainably sourced, same incredible performance

In line with our commitment to a sustainable future, we have developed the first ever bio-based ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fiber. Sourced from renewable, bio-based feedstock, our newest innovation in fiber technology uses the mass balance approach to help further reduce our reliance on fossil fuel resources.

Bio-based Dyneema® fiber boasts the exact same performance as conventional Dyneema®. It is 15x stronger than steel at the same weight, with a tenacity up to 42.5 cN/dtex. As well as its extraordinary strength, bio-based Dyneema® excels in cut and abrasion resistance and has a high resistance to chemicals and UV. Bio-based Dyneema® is available in a wide range of titers (yarn thickness), from 110 to 2640 dtex, making the fiber suitable for applications ranging from fishing lines to heavier duty applications such as tug ropes.

ISCC certified, bio-based Dyneema® fiber will help our partners and customers reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to the circular economy, while continuing to rely on the same trusted performance of the world’s strongest fiber®.

3 reasons to choose bio-based Dyneema®

Lowest carbon footprint

Bio-based Dyneema® fiber has a carbon footprint that is 90% lower than generic HMPE

Still the world’s strongest fiber®

Bio-based Dyneema® fiber has the exact same performance and specifications as conventional Dyneema®

Third party certified

Bio-based Dyneema® fiber is certified according to the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC)

The lowest carbon footprint

Bio-based Dyneema® has the lowest carbon footprint per unit strength compared to other synthetic fibers, while maintaining the same performance, strength and longevity as conventional Dyneema®.

Compared to other, generic HMPE fibers, bio-based Dyneema® emits 29 tonnes less CO2 per metric ton of fiber produced. This is the equivalent CO2 released by charging 3.7 million smartphones, or the amount of CO2 absorbed by growing 480 tree seedlings for 10 years.

From trees to the strongest fiber

We use the mass balance approach to track the bio-based materials through our value chain.

Sourcing waste from the timber and pulp industries, our bio-based feedstocks are blended with fossil feedstock in the manufacturing process to produce ethylene.

The mass balance approach is then used to track the amount of bio-based materials and their sustainability characteristics and allocate the renewable share to our products.

This approach helps DSM, our partners and customers reduce our overall reliance on fossil fuel-based resources, while supporting the environment and the circular economy.

For further information on our partners, please visit www.upmbiofuels.com and www.sabic.com

ISCC certified

Bio-based Dyneema® fiber is certified according to International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC). This guarantees good and sustainable practices while verifying that it originates from a transparent and traceable supply chain. It also guarantees that the amount of bio-based material sold is not more than the amount sourced.

For more info regarding ISCC please visit www.iscc-system.org

Brochure: Bio-Based Dyneema® Fiber

Performance and environmental responsibility can go hand-in-hand. Download our new brochure to find out more about the benefits of bio-based Dyneema® fiber for your organization, and our planet.

Our commitment to a greener future

Find out more about our commitment to a sustainable future by protecting people and the environment

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