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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
Physical and Chemical Properties
- Resistant to water, most chemicals, UV radiation and bacterial.
- May creep under stress.
- Becomes brittle below -150C
- Melting Point = 144-152 C
Resources and Citations
- DSM: Dynmeena Fiber
- Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyneema (Accessed Mar. 1, 2006)