ISPO Performance Apparel Awards for DYNEEMA ® Fabrics
The ISPO TEXTRENDS 2016 forum awarded seven different Dyneema® Fabrics with ISPO Awards for ‘Best Products Spring/Summer 2016’.
ISPO TEXTRENDS is a presentation platform that identifies and honors trend-leading performance textile technologies that can be applied to the outdoor and sportswear industry. This year, ISPO’s eyes fell happily on the lightweight strength and versatility of Dyneema® Fabrics.
Fifteen times stronger than steel and lighter than water, Dyneema® fiber has long been used to moor oilrigs, sail ships, resist bullets and repair humans. Besides offering unparalleled protection, Dyneema® is also soft, light and thermally conductive – keeping your skin feeling cool in the sweatiest of conditions. As a composite fabric, it is becoming increasingly popular with high-performance sports – from mountain climbing to motorcycling – since it can also be engineered to enhance particular properties.
‘Best Product Soft Equipment’ ISPO Award went to CT9HK.18/blkwov6. This backpack and bag fabric combines Dyneema® strength with the abrasion-resistance of woven polyester.
Lean and mean
A ‘Top 5 Soft Equipment’ ISPO Award went to CT0.3E.08, an extremely light and thin fabric ideal for emergency shelters and jackets.
Another ‘Top 5 Soft Equipment’ ISPO Award went to CT2HHBSW6-2.0. Dyneema® fibers are placed in 4-directions to create an ultimately low-stretch fabric for footwear and bags.
The great light outdoors
A ‘Selection Soft Equipment’ ISPO Award went to CT2E.08 OD, an ultra-lightweight Dyneema® Composite Fabric. It was especially designed for tents and tarps used by minimalist backpackers.
Flex meets strength
Comfort meets protection
A ‘Selection Street Sports’ ISPO Award went to Kinetech Guard, an elastic Dyneema® Woven Fabric for rip- and abrasion-resistant protective shorts for cycling and other street sports. Another ‘Selection Street Sports’ ISPO Award went to DDRD0021, a Dyneema® Denim designed for protective motorcycle jackets and pants.
About DSM Dyneema
DSM Dyneema is the inventor and manufacturer of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber branded as Dyneema®, the worlds strongest fiber. Dyneema® offers maximum strength combined with minimum weight. It is up to 15 times stronger than quality steel and up to 40% stronger than aramid fibers, both on weight for weight basis. Dyneema® fiber floats on water and is extremely durable and resistant to moisture, UV light and chemicals. The applications are therefore more or less unlimited. Dyneema® is an important component in ropes, cables and nets in the fishing, shipping and offshore industries. Dyneema® is also used in safety gloves for the metalworking industry and in fine yarns for applications in the medical sector. In addition, Dyneema® is also used in bullet resistant armor and clothing for police and military personnel. Furthermore the new generation Dyneema® Fabrics offer next level innovations in denim, apparel, footwear, sports equipment and lightweight outdoor products and accessories.
UHMWPE products from DSM Dyneema are produced in Heerlen (The Netherlands), Greenville, North Carolina (U.S.A.) and Mesa, Arizona (U.S.A). DSM Dyneema is also a partner in a high modulus polyethylene (HMPE) manufacturing joint venture in Japan.