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TenCate, DSM Offer TenCate Multi-light™ With Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology

TenCate Advanced Armor — a division of the Netherlands-based Royal Ten Cate NV — and the Netherlands-based fiber producer TenCate Advanced Armor have teamed to introduce TenCate Multi-light™ inserts and vehicle armor solutions featuring Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology.

TenCate Multi-light ultra-lightweight, flexible ballistic inserts offer protection against both lead core and armor-piercing ammunition, and meet or exceed National Institute of Justice (NIJ) level III and IV standards for multiple-hit protection.

DSM's Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology combines advanced polymer science, innovative fiber technology and unique uni-directional engineering to offer a high level of ballistic armor protection for personal protection, vehicle armor and tactical gear. The material is thin and lightweight and offers improved flexibility for soft-ballistic applications in addition to improved multiple-hit protection.

"Current focus is on further reducing weight, increasing comfort and developing cost efficient solutions," said Steve Tanderup, managing director, TenCate Advanced Armor. "TenCate Advanced Armour manages to combine those customer demands while increasing the level of protection. Our cooperation with DSM is constructive and productive and the Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology is a part of the innovation of the advanced armour solutions of TenCate. We intend to set a new standard for ballistic armour protection in both personal protection applications like vests, inserts, helmets, soft armor applications, and for vehicle armour. But also for next-generation tactical gear that will be engineered around the future soldier programs. The application of the Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology is an important part of this process." 

TenCate and DSM Dyneema will co-market the product globally to defense and law enforcement agencies.

November 19, 2013