July 24, 2020 1 min read

Credit: www.dsm.com 

Our Dyneema ropes made by DSM - the owner of Dyneema® brand. DSM is taking the next major step in its sustainability journey by introducing the first ever bio-based ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fiber (branded as Dyneema®) and further reducing our reliance on fossil fuel based resources. All bio-based Dyneema® fibers have the exact same characteristics and performance as conventional Dyneema® fiber. 

Ethylene is the primary raw material used to manufacture Dyneema® fibers, and is the feedstock that will be transitioned from conventional to a renewable source via mass balancing. 

Mass balance accounting is a well-known approach that has been designed to trace the flow of materials through a complex value chain. The mass balance approach provides a set of rules for how to allocate the bio-based content to different products to be able to claim and market the content as ‘bio’-based*. 

All bio-based raw materials are coming from sustainable certified sources.