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Let’s talk about our passion for Dyneema®: This extremely strong fiber is a bit of a godsend and this post explains why you should love it too.
DSM began manufacturing polyethylene in 1959. Then, in 1990, they invented the gel-spinning process that they used to create the first ever Dyneema® fiber. Because of its durability, today, this fiber is used in a wide range of different products – everything from hiking shoes, racecar seatbelts, medical stitching, bulletproof vests, and, last but not least, in our work gloves!
Finding manufacturers who make the highest caliber UHMWPE fiber on a consistent basis is no easy feat; the quality of the fiber that DSM produces has always been extremely reliable. Because of their history, we know that we can always count on DSM to create products that they’re proud of.
Not only is Dyneema® dependable because the company that makes it is so respectable, but one of the main reasons why we’ve chosen to use it in so many of our products is because although it’s known for its thinness, on an equal weight basis, Dyneema® is stronger than steel. This means you know that they’ll stand the test of brute force and repeated use because the fiber is so durable.
In addition to being so long-lasting, Dyneema® is also known for its cut resistance. Since it can also be spun together with other materials to provide you with a higher level of cut protection that you can always count on.
DSM has also recently developed a product known as Dyneema® Diamond Technology. This combination of unique polymers with engineered micro-particles is amazing, because on its own, it has an inherent low cut resistance.
The most amazing aspect of the Diamond Technology is that it can be combined with other very fine types of yarn in order to improve the level of cut resistance that your gloves provide, while maintaining their light weight!
In fact, because of Dyneema® Diamond technology, we were able to manufacture the world’s thinnest cut-resistant glove.
Unlike other products, Dyneema® gloves and sleeves won’t cause your hands or arms to feel itchy like other materials used in protective equipment do. This is because the fibers are so thin, they won’t individually poke through the product and cause itchiness. This also means that your employees won’t be tempted to remove their protective gear because their skin feels irritated. Since 70% of all hand injuries occur when people aren’t wearing their gloves, this is a huge plus!
One of the other major benefits of buying PPE made with DSM’s technology is that they can be laundered – without negatively affecting the fiber. This is a big advantage, since it will mean that you won’t have to dispose of your gloves every time they get dirty.
Due to all of its other benefits, Dyneema® is extremely cost-efficient. Because of the inherent durability, products made with Dyneema® won’t have to be replaced nearly as often. This means that by investing in safety equipment that’s crafted with this outstanding material, your business will save a lot of money on PPE in the long run.
Read our post: Dyneema® Vs. Kevlar®: The Ultimate Showdown
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