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The strongest, lightest, most versatile fiber in the world

Believe the impossible

If we didn’t believe in science, we’d still think the earth is flat. And if we didn’t believe in the impossible this story could never be told. Dyneema® is the strongest, most durable lightweight fiber in the world. It is 15 times stronger than steel, yet so light enough it floats on water. It is extremely versatile; it can stop bullets, salvage ships and makes the fastest sports car safer. And it was created with a single belief in making the impossible, possible.

The beginning

In 1963, chemist Dr Albert Pennings managed to pull some wispy threads from the stirring rods in his beaker. He found it impossible to pull the stands apart. Dr. Pennings was amazed to discover how extremely lightweight and unbelievably strong these fibers were. His mind raced with all the potential ways it could solve many of the world's problems — and change lives. The beauty of Dyneema® is in its simplicity. It is a polyethylene and it only contains two elements – carbon and hydrogen. It is so simple, but amazingly versatile. Over the next few decades, the Dyneema® journey took a complex path through multiple inventions, quantum technology leaps, experiments and commercial leaps.

By 1990, Dyneema® had earned its place as the strongest fiber in the world. In 2010, it was featured on a series of stamps celebrating the 10 most important patents in Dutch history.

We all share the same dream

Today Dyneema® has been embraced by high stake industries such as offshore, maritime, workplace safety, defense, and the law enforcement. Its versatility has stood the test of wear-and-tear under the most extreme conditions. Now it is being adopted by the textile industry, which is using it in a variety of ways, from high performance denim to waterproof jackets and super strong lightweight outdoor equipment.The possibilities for Dyneema® fiber used to solve problems are as endless as the lives it improves. Think of the salvage master who saves ships destined for endless depths with unbreakable mooring ropes. Think of the law enforcement officer wearing lighter and more comfortable armor. Or a young visionary who is cleaning our polluted oceans from trillions of pieces of plastic.

The possibilities of Dyneema® fiber are meant to inspire all those who believe in great ideas, hard work and innovations that can change the world. Let’s push together the boundaries of vision, design and skill, and believe the impossible.

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