What is Dyneema® fiber (formerly called “Cuban”)?
- The Dyneema® fiber is a gel-spun, multi-filament fiber produced from ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE), with main characteristics: high strength, low density, low elongation at break, resistant to most chemicals.
- Dyneema is Ultralight and Ultra-Strong. On a weight for weight basis, Dyneema is 15 times stronger than steel wire, and is 8 times lighter than steel wire.
- Water resistant: Dyneema is hydrophobic and does not absorb water, meaning it remains light when working in wet conditions.
- Because the fiber is a polyethylene based fiber, the fabric will not rot
- Dyneema does not shrink in water like some other fibres.
- Fabrics produced from Dyneema® fibers have passed various standards on flammability. Like any other synthetic fiber, it will burn slowly if ignited in atmospheric conditions and is self-extinguishing upon removal of the flame.
Does Dyneema degrade in sunlight?
- Dyneema fibers are UV resistant.