Dyneema® in apparel

Game changing properties

What is Dyneema®? A tough, durable, and extremely versatile polyethylene fiber that pulls well above its weight class. The unique properties of Dyneema® offer limitless potential applications in the apparel industry.

Smart technology, sublime strength

Developed by DSM in 1963, Dyneema® is a fiber made from so called Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene or UHMW-PE.

Extraordinarily strong due to a patented gel spinning process. During this process the fibers are drawn, heated, elongated, and cooled. Stretching and spinning the fiber leads to molecular alignment, high crystallinity and low density.

Result: A lightweight, high-performance fiber with game changing properties

Microfiber technology with a big impact

Dyneema® is 15 times stronger than steel: A rope with Dyneema® can withstand forces, 15 times stronger than that of a steel cable of the same weight.

Dyneema® enhanced fabric will endure under even the most challenging of conditions. Tear resistance: 5 times higher compared to Denim with HT-Nylon using half the amount of synthetic yarn. 

Adding only 5-10% Dyneema® material to a denim results in:

  • Up to 100% improvement in tear resistance and tensile strength
  • And even up to 200% improvement in abrasion resistance

...while maintaining the classic denim look, touch, and feel.

Dyneema® is a tough, durable, and extremely versatile polyethylene fiber that pulls well above its weight class. The unique properties of Dyneema® offer limitless potential applications in the apparel industry.

Abrasion resistance of Kevlar

Abrasion resistance of Dyneema®

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