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[Royal DSM N.V., Netherlands] A registered trademark for a synthetic fabric that is stronger than Kevlar®. Dyneema® is composed of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene. It was invented by DSM in 1979 and has been sold commercially since 1990.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Spectra [Honeywell]

Other Properties

It is resistant to water, most chemicals, UV radiation and bacterial. May creep under stress. Becomes brittle below -150C

Melting Point 144-152

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