DSM: New partnership enables the production o...

New partnership enables the production of bio-based Dyneema

Royal DSM NV

With the intention to reduce the environmental footprint of DSM Dyneema’s high performance fibers, the global life sciences and materials sciences company Royal DSM NV, Heerlen/Netherlands, has announced a partnership with the chemical company Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Riyadh/Saudi Arabia.

Using the bio-based feedstock from the residue of the pulping process by the manufacturer of advanced biofuels UPM Biofuels, Helsinki/Finland, SABIC produces a renewable ethylene under their umbrella of solutions named Trucircle. This 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.

This new partnership is in line with DSM’s commitment to realize a more sustainable value chain.

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