DSM to at Milipol Paris 2021

Showcases ballistic armor solutions made with Dyneema

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DSM to showcase high-performing, lightweight ballistic armor solutions made with Dyneema at Milipol Paris 2021. (Photo: DSM Protective Materials)

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in nutrition, health, and sustainable living, recently participated at Milipol Paris 2021 – the event for homeland security and safety.

DSM, the inventor, and manufacturer of Dyneema, exhibited at booth 5 P 098 from 19 – 22 October during Milipol Paris 2021 at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre in Paris, France.

The performance characteristics of Dyneema make it ideal for a variety of applications, including soft and hard armor ballistics to protect against today’s advanced and emerging threats. In addition, Dyneema combines next-generation fiber technology and unidirectional engineering to deliver armor solutions with unmatched ballistic stopping power in a lightweight and flexible composite.

By implementing Dyneema, body armor manufacturers are able to use less material in the development of their ballistic vests, plates, and helmets. This leads to weight savings upwards of 30 percent when compared to competitive materials, without impacting ballistic performance. The lightweight construction of armor made with Dyneema also mitigates injuries associated with the cumulative effects of daily armor use – while improving situational awareness, as well as cognitive and tactical performance.

While decreasing the load on the wearer, Dyneema is simultaneously able to reduce the impact of material manufacturing on our planet. In line with DSM’s commitment to protect people and the environment they live in, we have developed the first-ever bio-based ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fiber and unidirectional (UD) material. Bio-based Dyneema boasts the same exact performance as conventional Dyneema with a carbon footprint that is 90 percent lower than generic HMPE.

“As the trend towards lightweight ballistic armor drives changes in the personal protection market, DSM continues to innovate Dyneema to help protect the men and women responsible for keeping communities around the world safe,” states Marcelo van de Kamp, Global Business director, Personal Protection of DSM. “We’re proud that our broad product portfolio of unidirectional material provides solutions that sustain both people and planet.”

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

Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in nutrition, health and sustainable living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about EUR 10 billion (approximately Rs 86,900 crore) with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

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