DSM DYNEEMA receives three Itma Future Materials 2014 Awards for its radical innovation
These awards collectively recognize the exceptional innovation and success of the Dyneema® Force Multiplier platform, which was launched in 2013 as the culmination of an intensive, 30-month research and development initiative.
As a DSM Dyneema Radical Innovation, Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology is enabling development of textiles for game-changing life protection and industrial applications, including soft body armor, hard materials for helmets, vest inserts and vehicle protection. This platform delivers exceptional ballistic performance and the lightest weight and lowest profile for armor applications.
“It’s a great honor to receive multiple recognitions from our industry peers in the inaugural ITMA Future Materials Awards program,” said Chabba. “These diverse awards attest to the versatility of our Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology and to the dramatic ways it is revolutionizing the performance and technical textile industries. They also underscore the importance of ongoing innovation and an entrepreneurial attitude, even within a large company like DSM Dyneema. We look forward to fostering future breakthroughs that can advance the technical textiles industry.”
Discussing the award for Most Innovative Large Company, the judges praised the “very impressive achievement by innovative products, especially the lightweight, flexible and durable protective textiles. In addition, the company even creates a platform to link technicians and product designers to shorten the market journey.”
DSM Dyneema won the Launch of the Year award for Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology because, the judges said, “after a 30-month R&D initiative that yielded dramatic, and potentially game-changing materials for armor, DSM Dyneema devised and implemented a successful four-part launch strategy, that addresses significant market need.”