Web Exclusive | October 2016
Dyneema® denim passes impact abrasion test
The future is here: the latest version of Dyneema® Denim can be applied to single-layer motorcycle clothing and passes the standard impact abrasion test – without sacrificing the comfort and style of traditional denim and without the need for an extra lining.
The first generation of Dyneema® Denim for motorcycle clothing – composed of over 50 per cent Dyneema® fibre – was launched in 2015 after years of research. The fabric was immediately acclaimed for retaining denim’s traditional qualities while offering 360-degree protection. However, it fell just short of the four seconds of slide time required to pass the standard impact abrasion test EN13595.
DSM Dyneema has announced a new fabric (4Q2016) that can indeed pass this test. Wear comfort has also been improved by adding stretch to the fabric.
(Read the complete story in ITJ November 2016 Issue)