DSM boosts Dyneema | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 86 Issue 16 | p. 25 | Concentrates
Issue Date: April 21, 2008

DSM boosts Dyneema

Department: Business | Collection: Sustainability

DSM has earmarked up to $450 million to increase production capacity for its Dyneema ultrastrong polyethylene fiber and sheet, mostly in the U.S. According to DSM, Dyneema sales have increased by more than 15% annually in recent years, and the company expects growth to accelerate. The investment program, the biggest since the start of large-scale production of the material, will yield a "significant increase" in capacity over the next two to three years, DSM says.

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