HEMI Signs Material Transfer Agreement with DSM Dyneema LLC

Sep 6, 2018 | No Comments | By Michelle Pagano

We are pleased to announce Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI) recently signed a material transfer agreement (MTA) with DSM Dyneema LLC.  The MTA allows for the sharing of material samples, information, data and other proprietary information to facilitate research discussions.  The research will focus on studying the relationship between the microstructure of composites and their ballistic performance, as a function of processing conditions.  Professor KT Ramesh, HEMI Director, and Mr. Jason Parker, HEMI doctoral candidate, will lead this effort.

DSM Dyneema holds a technological leadership position in materials armor manufacturers use to develop numerous applications for soft ballistics and hard ballistics protection. Protective vests engineered with Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology can reduce weight by up to 30 percent vs. other materials, which allows for hard ballistic inserts and side plates made with Dyneema® uni-directional (UD) material to be added for missions requiring a more comprehensive, all-round soft ballistics/hard ballistics protection, without compromising personal agility and comfort.

Advanced soft ballistics solutions made with Dyneema® materials are widely used in personal protection equipment combining high-level protection at reduced weight and thickness for maximum comfort and agility. They are mission-tested by law enforcement agencies and armed services personnel worldwide, show excellent long-term performance, and maintain their superior protective function even under extreme ambient temperatures.


About DSM Dyneema
Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber is DSM’s premium brand for Ultra High Molecular Weight PolyEthylene (UHMWPE) fiber, UD and fabric. Dyneema® combines maximum strength with minimum weight. It is 15 times stronger than quality steel and 40% stronger than aramid fiber, both on weight for weight basis. Industries like law enforcement, defense, maritime, offshore, medical, sports & leisure, fishing, outdoor, automotive, renewable energy, and personal protective equipment rely on Dyneema® for its lightweight, protective and durable properties. Innovative applications with Dyneema® fibers and form factors are continuously evolving and expanding. Further information on Dyneema® is available at www.dyneema.com. Dyneema® and Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber are trademarks of DSM. Use of these trademarks is prohibited unless strictly authorized.

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in life sciences and materials sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 25,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information can be found at www.dsm.com.

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