Dyneema

Avient to acquire Dyneema

April 20th, 2022

Avient Corporation announced that it has entered into an agreement with Royal DSM (“DSM”) to purchase the DSM Protective Materials business (the “Dyneema business”). The purchase price of $1.485 billion is subject to certain customary adjustments. In conjunction with this proposed acquisition, Avient has also announced that it plans to explore sale options for its […]

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Seamless shoe features Dyneema fiber

October 1st, 2021

When shoe brand norda™ set out to create a high-performing, sustainable trail running shoe, it looked outside the standard materials used in the footwear industry and selected biobased Dyneema® fibers, according to norda founders Willamina and Nick Martire. Photo: Chris DeStefano/Royal DSM A new seamless trail running shoe by norda™ is constructed with biobased Dyneema® […]

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Gleistein switches to bio-based Dyneema® fibers

December 3rd, 2020

Gleistein, a manufacturer of ropes, is switching its entire portfolio of products made with Dyneema® to be manufactured exclusively from bio-based Dyneema fibers. The fibers offer the same strength and reliability of their conventionally sourced counterparts, but contribute y to climate protection due to their renewable, bio-based raw material which results in a significant reduction […]

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Tour de France cycling jerseys use DSM material

December 1st, 2020

Royal DSM, a Dutch multinational company active in nutrition, health and sustainable living, announced that its Dyneema® product drove the performance of Team Sunweb’s protective cycling jerseys in the 2020 Tour de France. With its partners Team Sunweb and Craft Sportswear, DSM helped to deliver a jersey that, when combined with a protective base layer, […]

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DSM announces partnership with SABIC and UPM Biofuels

March 17th, 2020

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, and UPM Biofuels, a producer of sustainable raw materials, have announced a partnership that will help to reduce the environmental footprint of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber. The collaboration will see Dyneema transition to bio-based […]

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DSM announces partnership with SABIC and UPM Biofuels to create bio-based Dyneema®

March 12th, 2020

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, and UPM Biofuels, a leading producer of sustainable raw materials, recently announced a partnership that will help to reduce the environmental footprint of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber. The collaboration will see Dyneema transition to […]

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A dome tent that breathes

August 1st, 2018

Jotaro Yoshida, founder of the Japanese sporting goods company Locus Gear, found inspiration for his latest dome tent in a dream. While staying in a mountain hut, Yoshida dreamed that his grandfather visited him and told him to build a tent. That motivated him to develop the Djedi Dome tent—which took four years and included […]

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Protective footwear for sports makes a splash

August 1st, 2016

People who enjoy board sports like body boarding and surfing, or other outdoor activities like rock climbing, trail running or volleyball, will tell you they prefer to be barefoot for better balance. But there’s a problem with that: cuts, abrasions and other injuries are always a possibility. Swiss Barefoot Company, Landschlacht, Switzerland, has solved the […]

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