DSM Dyneema, the inventor and manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber branded as Dyneema, officially opened its new Asia Pacific Technical Center in Singapore on January 11.
In addition to traditional materials testing capabilities, the 2,500sqm center houses Singapore’s first-ever independent ballistics testing facility, featuring two ballistic ranges, as well as labs for conducting comprehensive tests for both personal and vehicle armor applications in Dyneema. Tests can be carried out in accordance with international and regional ballistics standards. For DSM Dyneema, this will be its first testing facility in the Asia Pacific region and the third one after the US and Europe.
“With the setup of the Technical Center in Singapore, DSM Dyneema will be able to further expand and reinforce its global R&D expertise via local channels,” said Christian Widdershoven, Vice President, Marketing and Sales at DSM Dyneema. “The center is designed to meet current and future needs of customers in the rapidly growing Asia Pacific region. It will bring our company and innovative solutions closer and faster to them.”
At the opening ceremony, Gerard de Reuver, President of DSM Dyneema, spoke of the company’s excitement of the new Asia Pacific Technical Center. “The Asia Pacific region is a key part of our global corporate strategy focusing on high growth economies,” he said. “With the opening of our new center we will provide our customers in this region with the support to ensure all their innovative and technical needs with Dyneema are met – truly With You When It Matters.”
The Center was designed and constructed in accordance to Singapore’s Building Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark Scheme and achieved a GoldPLUS standard, says DSM Dyneema.