The transition to bio-based feedstock will maintain the unique properties of Dyneema high performance fibers.
The transition to bio-based feedstock will maintain the unique properties of Dyneema high performance fibers.
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Royal DSM, SABICand UPM Biofuels announced a partnership that will help to reduce the environmental footprint of Dyneema. The collaboration sees Dyneema fibers transition to bio-based feedstock, leveraging SABIC’s ground-breaking TRUCIRCLE solutions for certified renewable products.

As such, DSM is delivering on its commitment to improve the sustainability footprint of Dyneema, moving towards a circular, bio-based economy. Bio-based Dyneema is available from April 2020.

In December 2019, DSM announced ambitious sustainability targets for its Dyneema high performance fibers. This new partnership represents an important step in realizing the goal of sourcing at least 60% of its feedstock from bio-based raw material by 2030.

The transition to bio-based feedstock maintains the unique properties of Dyneema, enabling customers to adopt a more sustainable solution without compromising process efficiency or final product performance.

The Dyneema bio-based material carries the globally recognized ISCC Plus certification and does not require re-qualification of downstream products.

UPM Biofuels produces bio-based feedstock UPM BioVerno from the residue of the pulping process. This is then processed by SABIC to make renewable ethylene under their TRUCIRCLE umbrella of solutions.

TRUCIRCLE includes certified renewable products, specifically resins and chemicals from bio-based feedstock that are not in competition with the food chain and help to reduce carbon emissions.

By applying a mass balancing approach, DSM is then able to create bio-based Dyneema fiber that delivers consistent durability and performance with a reduced environmental impact.