As innovation partner of DSM Dyneema EuroFibers is now seeking new participants to commercialize the latest innovation for Dyneema®. This patent pending combination of cotton with a negligible percentage of Dyneema® more than doubles the abrasion resistance of cotton. Besides the increase in abrasion resistance, also the tensile strength and tear resistance have improved significantly.
An open invitation for open innovation
Cotton mills, denim producers, knitters and weavers of cotton products and consumer brands are invited to contact EuroFibers if they are interested to participate in this open innovation project. If both parties see a match for working together, EuroFibers will share available knowledge regarding the invention and supply samples but does not require the partners to reveal their trade secrets.
Stronger and more durable cotton fabrics
EuroFibers is an innovative supplier of High Performance Fibers to the European textile industry and premium distributor of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™. The company constantly seeks new opportunities that push the boundaries of applications with Dyneema® and need your help.
“We know the high performance fiber market very well and have good knowledge of the shortcomings of 100 % cotton fabrics in technical application.” Marcel Alberts, Managing Director of EuroFibers, comments. “Because of the strong value proposition of the invention we are confident that a large part of the cotton industry can benefit from it. We now want to forge strong partnerships with cotton processing companies and their customers who can take advantage from stronger and more durable cotton fabrics to make this a marketplace success story.”
Dyneema® has already built up a solid reputation as the material of choice in bullet resistant vests, high protective textiles and marine applications. “We now can open a whole new market segment where denim, work wear and gloves are the obvious first applications to look at. I am sure there is much more out there, the clue is to find the right partners.” says Jan Kriele, Business Development Manager of EuroFibers.