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DSM Appoints JS Gloves to Produce Dyneema® UHMWPE Fiber-based Cut-resistant Gloves in EU

Published on 2014-11-10. Author : SpecialChem

THE NETHERLANDS -- DSM Dyneema, the producer of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber branded as Dyneema®, has appointed JS Gloves as its first Premium Manufacturing Partner for cut-resistant gloves in Europe.

“As part of our commitment to create the world’s safest hands, we partner only with market leaders of whom we are confident that they have the ability and commitment to meet our high manufacturing standards,” says Olivier Boubeaud, global business segment director, high protective textiles, DSM Dyneema. “JS Gloves is that type of organization, and thus this move will give workers in the region greater and easier access to safer gloves.”

In becoming the first Premium Manufacturing Partner for the manufacturing of cut resistant gloves in Europe, JS Gloves joins a select group of global manufacturers carefully selected by DSM Dyneema via a rigorous qualification process. This is a key factor that helps DSM Dyneema maintain tight control from start to finish of all products manufactured with Dyneema® fiber, contributing significantly to the organization’s unmatched delivery of quality assurance.

“Moreover, by bringing value to the Eastern European glove industry and access to innovations like Dyneema® Diamond Technology we will be able to create longer term sustainable growth in combination with a significant contribution to safety in the region,” adds Orlando Ramakers, sales manager, DSM Dyneema.

“Today’s cut-resistant gloves with Dyneema® are the best the industry has ever seen. And these gloves are much more durable and comfortable than anything else in the market today,” says JS Gloves CEO Juliusz Szewczyk. “As a result the hand protection offered by JS Gloves will better protect workers while also adding to operational efficiency. We are delighted to be making a significant contribution to the safety of workers in Eastern Europe by providing them access to the best possible hand protection gloves that can be manufactured today with Dyneema®.”

Dyneema® and Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™ are trademarks of DSM. Use of these trademarks is prohibited unless strictly authorized.
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About JS Gloves

JS Gloves is among the leading manufacturers of knitted goods. The company is based in Milanówek, Poland and was founded in 1983. JS Gloves specializes in the manufacturing of protective gloves and sleeves. By applying its longstanding experience in the knitting industry, and meeting the needs and requirements of modern technologies in production processes, the company has become one of the major European manufacturers in this industry. With over 50 types of category I and II gloves, the company meets all the requirements set out in Personal Protective Equipment Directive 89/686/EEC.

About DSM Dyneema

DSM Dyneema is the inventor and manufacturer of Ultra High Molecular Weight PolyEthylene (UHMWPE) fiber branded as Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™. Dyneema® offers maximum strength combined with minimum weight. It is up to 15 times stronger than quality steel and up to 40% stronger than aramid fibers, both on weight for weight basis. Dyneema® fiber floats on water and is extremely durable and resistant to moisture, UV light and chemicals. The applications are therefore more or less unlimited. Dyneema® is an important component in ropes, cables and nets in the fishing, shipping and offshore industries. Dyneema® is also used in safety gloves for the metalworking industry and in fine yarns for applications in sporting goods and the medical sector. In addition, Dyneema® is also used in bullet resistant armor and clothing for police and military personnel. UHMWPE fiber from DSM Dyneema is produced in Heerlen (The Netherlands) and in Greenville, North Carolina (U.S.A.). DSM Dyneema is also a partner in a high modulus polyethylene (HMPE) manufacturing joint venture in Japan.
About DSM - Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM’s 24,500 employees deliver annual net sales of around €10 billion. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext.

Source: DSM

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