As the world’s strongest fiber™, Dyneema® is 15x stronger than steel yet light enough to float on water. In soft armor vests, Dyneema® is up to 35% lighter than aramids. In hard armor plates and inserts Dyneema® is up to 75% lighter than steel and 25% lighter than aramids.

As the only backwards integrated ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) manufacturer, Dyneema® can be manipulated at the molecular level - creating extremely long molecular chains that more effectively transfer load to the polymer backbone . This also means no dependencies on foreign material, no supply chain disruptions and increased quality oversight.

Dyneema® unidirectional (UD) material is layered together at 90-degree angles for maximum strength. This results in a ballistic material that which can deform to catch a bullet, then absorb and disperse the force, minimizing back-face deformation to ensure low body trauma. Users get multi-hit performance, including edge shots and angle shots that meet NIJ requirements.

Officers often encounter unpredictable and potentially hostile environments and need personal protective equipment (PPE) that provides comfort, mobility and maneuverability. Lightweight PPE allows officers to run, jump, crawl, balance, and engage in combat with little to no interference from their body armor.

Needed year round, body armor should have thermal and moisture management properties—meaning it needs good ventilation and should be air permeable, water repelling and quick drying— to be worn on the hottest and rainiest days.  

Dyneema® offers all of this and more. With high tensile, tear, breaking strength and abrasion resistance, body armor made with Dyneema® provides multi-threat protection from ballistics, cuts and slashes.

Dyneema® has the highest strength to weight ratios of any material on earth, and the Avient team behind Dyneema® isn’t stopping there. Continued research and development is being done to make the material even lighter – further reducing the weight on the end-user and enabling unmatched levels of performance and protection against today's advanced and emerging threats.

High-performing ballistic solutions made with Dyneema® not only sustain people, they also sustain our planet. The unidirectional material lasts longer than competitive alternatives – showing no performance degradation after 10 years. This means body armor made with Dyneema® needs to be replaced less often – resulting in less production and material waste while still sustaining the lives of first responders in critical situations. 

For law enforcement, first responders and military service personnel that risk their lives every day to keep communities around the world safe, Dyneema® protects them while they protect us. 

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