Last updated: December 6, 2019

What Does Dyneema Mean?

Dyneema is a synthetic fiber known for its strength. It is a gel-spun, multi-filament fiber that is created from ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE).

Dyneema is widely used to manufacture cut-resistant gloves.

Safeopedia Explains Dyneema

In addition to its cut resistance, Dyneema is also lightweight, flame resistant, and resistant to electricity and various chemicals.

Because of its properties, Dyneema can provide greater cut resistance than other types of engineered fibers while remaining thinner. This improves comfort and dexterity without compromising safety.

The thinness and improved dexterity of Dyneema gloves can make them suitable for lab work, as a cut-resistant alternative to latex or nitrile rubber gloves.


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