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DSM Launches UHMW Polyethylene with High-tensile Strength

Published on 2020-06-09. Author : SpecialChem

Royal DSM announces the launch of a value offering product portfolio for ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), Trosar™. In line with the growing demand for materials solutions that deliver higher strength and durability, Trosar™ will bring the unique benefits of UHMWPE within reach of more manufacturers, including those from the hard and soft ballistic UD, rope, netting, and aquaculture industries.

High-quality Polymer for Multiple Applications


Trosar™ will be available in various performance grades as fiber and unidirectional laminate (UD). To deliver a reliable supply of good quality, Trosar™ will be manufactured to consistent quality standards by DSM in the Netherlands, North America, and China.

Given its high tensile strength and excellent energy absorption properties, the new material is highly suitable for use in a range of high-performance applications such as ropes, nets, and slings, as well as soft and hard ballistic armoring. Trosar™ will address the market need and make the use of UHMWPE more feasible than ever for highly demanding applications.

Wilfrid Gambade, president DSM says, “In the 50 years since DSM invented UHMWPE, our materials have delivered great benefits to the environment and society at large. Today’s launch of Trosar™ is a natural extension of our unique heritage and makes UHMWPE material more accessible than ever before. Together with our partners, we will help to deliver more lightweight, high-strength sustainable solutions that work for people and planet – and create brighter lives for all

Source: Royal DSM
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