Avient Corporation

Greenville, NC 27834


About Avient Corporation

Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™

Product Summary

The Dyneema® brand is at the leading edge of the materials innovation curve. Our invention of an ultra-strong, ultra-light material has inspired industries to transform the performance of countless products and applications. Today, Dyneema® the ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) is protecting the health and lives of millions of people and enabling industry to work smarter.


5750 Greenville Blvd NE
Greenville, NC 27834

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Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™, is the leading ballistic material inside body armor that enables performance and protection through a patented and backwards-integrated manufacturing process. With one of the highest strength-to-weight ratios of any material on Earth, Dyneema® has been trusted for more than 30 years in countless end-use applications and industries where performance is critical.  

15x stronger than steel — the inherent strength of Dyneema® means that the same levels of ballistic protection can be met using less material. Its lightweight strength provides countless benefits to the end user, from comfort to long-term wearability, without compromising on protection.   

Produced from start to finish in Greenville, North Carolina, Dyneema® employs 400 in its manufacturing facility in the US. This start-to-finish process ensures quality and consistency of supply – with no dependency on foreign material, no supply chain disruptions, thorough manufacturing oversight and security of supply.  Dyneema® is a part of Avient Corporation’s Specialty Engineered Materials segment. 

Products & Press Releases

Uniform Fabrics

Dyneema® Releases U.S. Law Enforcement Survey Results

Dec. 9, 2022
The survey provides insights into protective equipment purchasing decisions and ballistic armor needs.
Uniform Fabrics

Avient Completes Acquisition of DSM Protective Materials (Dyneema)

Sept. 7, 2022
Avient Corporation ( NYSE: AVNT), a leading provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions, has completed its purchase of the protective materials business of DSM (including the Dyneema® brand).

Articles & News

Avient Corporation
Dyneema® SB301
Uniform Fabrics

Dyneema® Unveils Breakthrough Innovation to Enable Weight Savings of up to 20% in Protective Body Armor

Oct. 5, 2023
The world’s strongest fiber™ just got stronger, thanks to next-generation material developments.
Armor Express
A R&D Sample Maker at Armor Express in the final phases of building a Lighthawk Tactical SAU plate carrier.
Body Armor Protection

An Advanced Approach

Aug. 14, 2018
Improved materials lead to lighter, more malleable body armor.
Dyneema 28R 29 Force Multiplier Technology concept vest 54c6a0ef88dc7
Body Armor & Accessories

Balance all three: Weight, performance, and comfort

Feb. 26, 2015
DSM Dyneema’s award winning innovation in body armor fiber technology


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