DSM introduces new UHMWPE fiber
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Compared to DSM’s original Dyneema thermoplastic fiber products, Trosar addresses a wider range of high-performance applications.
Source | DSM
DSM (Heerlen, Netherlands) has launched Trosar, a new thermoplastic fiber product based on ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE). Trosar, says DSM, addresses a wider range of high-performance applications than its existing Dyneema product, including soft and hard ballistic armoring, rope, netting and composites. DSM says Trosar will be available in a fiber format and unidirectional laminate (UD) in a variety of performance grades.
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