Dyneema marries fiber to carbon for strength, durability

November 9th, 2016

Dutch high-performance fiber developer Dyneema has introduced a carbon composite-fiber hybrid it says significantly improves the performance of pure carbon composites in terms of weight, impact resistance, ductility and vibrational dampening. While pure carbon is stiff, lightweight and easy to mold, it is not highly resistant to impact, and splinters when it breaks. Combing carbon […]

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Better ballistics, Part I

December 4th, 2015

Protective materials for military and law enforcement have improved—and so has the market for them. Technology, like in many other industries, has dramatically redefined the advanced textile industry. The creation of advanced materials has transformed traditional fabric, chemical and metal production and continues to push the boundaries. Advanced textiles, a subset of advanced materials, include […]

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DSM Dyneema acquires Cubic Tech

May 22nd, 2015

Dutch synthetic-fiber maker DSM Dyneema has acquired Mesa, Ariz.-based high-performance fabric maker Cubic Tech Corp. The privately owned Cubic Tech designs, develops and produces high-performance, ultra-lightweight, flexible laminates and fabrics—most of them based on DSM’s Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMwPE) Dyneema® fabric—and focuses on high-end solutions in applications as diverse as racing-yacht sails, equipment […]

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