Dutch DSM Dyneema opens new Singapore technical centre

11 January 2013 06:30  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--DSM Dyneema on Friday inaugurated its new technical centre in Singapore that houses the first independent ballistic testing facility in the Asia-Pacific region, the Netherlands-based maker of high-strength fibres said.

The Singapore dollar (S$) 10m ($8m) facility houses two ballistic ranges and laboratories for conducting tests on Dyneema fibre, which has personal and vehicle armour applications, the company said in a statement.

Dyneema fibre is used in bullet-resistant armour and clothing for police and military personnel, and as a component in ropes, cables and nets in the fishing, shipping and offshore industries.

“Through this centre, DSM Dyneema will look to address the unique needs of our customers across current and new businesses in the rapidly growing Asia Pacific region, the company said.

“The facility will support the technological capabilities for customers in sectors such as life protection, shipping, offshore, industrial and safety,” it added.

($1 = S$1.22)

By: Nurluqman Suratman

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