Dyneema SB61

Aug. 20, 2007
DSM Dyneema introduces a new and stronger ballistic material, Dyneema SB61, which offers ultra-high energy absorption to provide increased stopping power as well a high level of trauma reduction and aging behavior. Dyneema Unidirectional (UD) composites are made of several layers of Dyneema fibers, with the direction of fibers in each layer placed perpendicular to the adjacent layers. This unidirectional configuration allows the energy transferred from the impact of a bullet or other threat to be distributed along the fibers much faster and more efficiently than in conventional woven fabrics. The UD composites enable protective gear such as bullet-resistant vests to provide excellent protection and reduce the effects of blunt trauma. Dyneema SB61 also offers light weight and flexibility for maximum comfort and agility. This new material has been chosen by American Body Armor for use in its FUZION protective vest models.

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