DSM Dyneema Awarded Development Contract for Improved Combat Helmet

15 October 2010

DSM Dyneema has been awarded the contract for the development of new UHMWPE based Dyneema material solutions for the next generation improved combat helmet.

The award is aimed at the development of new unidirectional (UD) materials that can help in the design of an improved combat helmet with superior ballistic performance. “DSM Dyneema is proud to receive the development contract. We are committed to innovation and to deliver highest levels of protection against new and ever-emerging threats“ said Ken Dooley, Sr. Vice President for DSM Dyneema Life Protection Americas.

In June 2009, DSM Dyneema launched Dyneema HB80, a UD composite –that meets challenge to increase the ballistic performance of current advanced combat helmet without increasing the weight. Just over a year later, the product has proven to be the ballistic UD material of choice for both body and vehicle armour applications where ultra-light weight and enhanced performance are required.

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