DSM Dyneema (Heerlen, The Netherlands) has announced plans to invest in a technical center in Singapore, which will house the nation's first independent ballistic testing center.
The center is scheduled to be fully operated in the fourth quarter of 2012 and provide testing and technical support services for the company's ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) Dyneema fiber, tape and uni-directional fabric and composite sheet materials in the Asia Pacific region focused on life protection applications including vehicle armor.
"Our partnership with the Singapore Economic Development Board through their Innovation Development Scheme has been instrumental in DSM Dyneema's decision to establish the Centre here," commented Gerard de Reuver, President of DSM Dyneema. "The APAC Technical Centre is DSM Dyneema's third global ballistics testing facility and our first such center in Asia Pacific. It will also be home to the regional headquarters for DSM Dyneema Life Protection business," added Marco Kleuters, Vice President of Life Protection APAC.