TenCate Advanced Armour (Almelo, The Netherlands) and DSM Dyneema (Geleen, The Netherlands) reported on Nov. 19 that they are intensifying their mutual cooperation for launching innovative products and bringing personnel armor solutions to the international defense and law enforcement markets. The product on which development is centered is the TenCate Multi-light insert portfolio using Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology products.
TenCate and DSM have a long history in the joint development of materials for armour solutions for personal and vehicle protection. Steen Tanderup, managing director of TenCate Advanced Armour, explains: "Current focus is on further reducing weight, increasing comfort and developing cost-efficient solutions. 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."