Thursday, December 31, 2009

Dyneema in Composite Armor

Dyneema is an ultra high molecular weight polyethylene fiber manufactured by Dutch company DSM Dyneema. The properties of Dyneema, which include high tensile strength, allow it to be one of the best performing reinforcements used in composite armor. Composite armor manufactured with Dyneema is often lighter-weight then other material options; which is why Dyneema is used on military vehicles across the globe.

Here is an interesting interview with Ivo Oerlemans, Marketing Manager Vehicle Protection at DSM Dyneema from It worth the read if you are following the composite armor industry.

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