New level of cut protection with Black Dyneema Diamond Technology
DSM Dyneema introduced on November 7, 2016, Black Dyneema® Diamond Technology, a fibre innovation that combines next level cut protection and uncompromised comfort – with specific benefits for tough jobs.
Black Dyneema® Diamond Technology builds upon the Dyneema® Diamond Technology platform, already widely recognized as the world’s most advanced cut resistant fibre range. This innovation leverages DSM Dyneema’s unique, patented process to permanently embed deep, rich colour directly into the fiber. The result is color that lasts the lifetime of protective gloves, sleeves or other products made from Black Dyneema® Diamond Technology.
Glove manufacturers will be able to develop gloves and sleeves with Black Dyneema® Diamond Technology that achieve high cut protection levels in accordance with the new EN388 standards. The resulting innovations will represent the only products to reach EN388 cut resistance level D without reinforcing with steel or fiberglass. As such, gloves made with Black Dyneema® Diamond Technology can provide maximum protection with neither the discomfort of steel fibres, nor the brittleness and short protection lifespan of fiberglass. Thus gloves retain comfort properties such as thinness, softness and cool-to-the-touch feel, making them much more likely to be worn.
“We want to emphasize these properties because we realize with Black Dyneema® Diamond Technology we have a technology that not only looks like it can handle the toughest, roughest jobs, but delivers performance to match,” says Olivier Boubeaud, Global Segment Director, High Protective Textiles, DSM Dyneema. “And with research continuing to show most hand injuries occur when workers are not wearing gloves, the importance of protection that does not sacrifice comfort cannot be overstated.”
Protective products made with Black Dyneema® Diamond Technology have been on display at ExpoProtection (Nov. 7-9, 2016) in Paris, France, with DSM Dyneema partners such as Juba Personal Protective Equipment S.L. showcasing new styles.