Magazine article Law & Order

DSM Dyneema® Anti Stab Technology

Magazine article Law & Order

DSM Dyneema® Anti Stab Technology

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DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber, branded as Dyneema®, and world leader in life protection materials and highperformance fibers, debuted Dyneema® Anti Stab Technology, a patented anti-stab material for softarmor applications.

Vests manufactured with Dyneema® Anti Stab Technology combine outstanding protection against knives and other sharp weapons with unmatched light weight, flexibility and comfort. This new technology can be combined with Dyneema® softballistic materials, to develop a new generation of multi-threat protective gear. DSM Dyneema is collaborating with Aegis Engineering Ltd., a global manufacturer of personal protective apparel, on a multi-threat prototype vest to assess the new material for compliance with international standards, including the HOSDB Body Armour Standards for United Kingdom Police.

"Innovation in anti-stab technology has lagged for more than a decade and the body armor industry was in need of advancement," said Marcio Manique, global business director, Life Protection at DSM Dyneema. "We developed Dyneema® Anti Stab Technology to deliver maximum protection against knife stabs, meeting the specific needs of law enforcement officers in hostile confrontations, as well as military personnel engaged in urban warfare. Of course, it also provides the light weight, freedom of movement and all-day comfort for which Dyneema® is renowned. We look forward to working with the industry to develop a new generation of multi-threat protective gear based on this technology. …

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