Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, announced an exclusive partnership with seven Premium Manufacturing Partners (PMPs) to help expand its Dyneema® fabric offerings.
DSM has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with all of the newly appointed PMPs; including, Hwa Sung International in South Korea, IBQ Fabrics in Spain, Naveena Denim in Pakistan, Feinjersey Group in Austria, VDS Weaving in Belgium, Fuchshuber Techno-Tex in Germany and Gayon New Materials in China. Each of the fabric mills selected met specific criteria related to quality, manufacturing, innovation and processing know-how of both Dyneema® fiber and fabric.
For more than 30 years, Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™, has provided unmatched levels of performance and protection for critical applications. In fabric form, Dyneema® offers extreme strength at weights up to 45 percent lighter than traditional materials like nylon, polyester and aramid. Available as composites, denim, knits, woven and hybrid fabrics for composite reinforcements, Dyneema® fabric is engineered at the molecular level to protect people in their professional and leisurely activities by providing ultra-light, comfortable and durable solutions for apparel, footwear and outdoor applications.
In addition to the intrinsic performance benefits of Dyneema®, the new PMPs will provide operational advantages to address customer needs, including accessibility to a wide-range of diverse fabric options, increased speed to market, new fabric innovations, world-class capabilities and material processing that meets the strict quality and control requirements of DSM.
“DSM is excited to expand our relationship, and Dyneema® fabric offerings, with Hwa Sung International, IBQ Fabrics, Naveena Denim, Feinjersey Group, VDS Weaving, Fuchshuber Techno-Tex and Gayon New Materials through the PMP program,” states Marcio Manique, Global Business Director, Consumer & Professional Protection, DSM Protective Materials. “We are confident that our partnership will ensure the continuous growth of our Dyneema® offerings for various end-use markets worldwide and look forward to exploring additional opportunities, including the introduction of more sustainable alternatives with bio-based Dyneema® fiber.”
In line with DSM’s commitment to protect people and the environment they live in, the world’s first ever bio-based HMPE fiber was introduced in 2020. Bio-based Dyneema® boasts the same exact performance as conventional Dyneema® with a carbon footprint that is 90 percent lower than generic HMPE. As of October 1, 2020, DSM switched its entire fabric portfolio to bio-based Dyneema®; helping to create a crucial bridge between today’s linear economy and the desired end-state of a more circular economy.