New recycled-based Dyneema for 11th Hour Racing

Marlow Ropes is delighted to announce the use of a new recycled-based Dyneema® that will be used as part of a pilot scheme using the 11th Hour Racing Sailing Team, who compete in offshore sailing events, such as The Ocean Race.

11th Hour Racing Sailing Team
The 11th Hour Racing Sailing Team are on board for this collaboration. Photo – 11th Hour Racing.

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, and SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, today announced a collaboration to create recycled-based Dyneema®. Through a joint pilot with multiple CirculariTeam® members including Marlow Ropes, the manufacturing and usage of Dyneema® using mixed plastic waste as feedstock (via mass balance approach) will be successfully demonstrated. It is an important step toward the future goal of fully closing the loop by delivering Dyneema® made from ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) waste. This collaboration underlines DSM’s and SABIC’s efforts to accelerate a circular economy for materials.

Jan-Lodewijk Lindemulder, President DSM Protective Materials said, This achievement is a key milestone on the journey toward our goal of delivering a fully circular Dyneema®. By working with partners from across the value chain, we are able to significantly reduce the environmental impact of the world’s strongest fiber – and we will continue to explore ways of reducing and eliminating waste across the entire product lifecycle.”

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