Dyneema® Carbon: a perfect marriage for lightweight performance
The popularity of pure carbon is easy to explain: “It’s strong, stiff, lightweight and easy to mould. But it’s not so good at handling impacts,” notes DSM Dyneema scientist and part-time professor at Delft University of Technology Roel Marissen. Carbon also splinters when it breaks, which can cause injuries. By marrying carbon with Dyneema®, impact energy absorption can be increased by up to 100% while removing the risk of splintering. Dyneema® Carbon hybrid composites are also lighter, less brittle and more vibration dampening than pure carbon composites.
Fifteen times stronger than steel but floats on water, Dyneema® fiber has long been used to moor oilrigs, sail ships, stop bullets and repair human ligaments. As a fabric component, it’s becoming increasingly popular with high-performance sports apparel and athletic sportswear – from mountain climbing to motorcycling.
Now as part of a hybrid composite, Dyneema® can bring its lightweight strength to products currently using pure carbon composites – covering everything from golf clubs to racing bikes to steering wheels. The possibilities are endless.
Come visit the DSM stand (Hall 6, stand B11) at the K Show and meet with one of the Dyneema® experts. Dusseldorf, Germany, 19-26 October.
Pic: Dyneema® Carbon: a perfect marriage for lightweight performance.