Dyneema takes major step towards renewable bio and recycled resources

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Dyneema fibres are used to make braided fishing line. Image: Sami Omari

THE manufacturer of Dyneema, the world’s strongest fibre and a key component in "braid" fishing lines, has formed a coalition of industry partners to drive the transition towards renewable bio and recycled resources.

Concerned with the depletion of natural resources, climate change and environmental pollution, Dutch company DSM is urging stakeholders to work together to adopt and influence more sustainable practices.

The cross-industry coalition, known as CirculariTeam, consists of companies that use Dyneema in their products. CirculariTeam will address the recycling and repurposing of end-of-use products made with Dyneema, providing a common platform for sharing knowledge, resources and technical solutions.

“Together with our partners, we can deliver solutions and growth that benefits both business and society at large,” said Roeland Polet, co-chairman of CirculariTeam.

The coalition will focus on seven areas: reverse logistics, recycle and reuse solutions, improved production efficiency (including waste reduction), separation of waste into material components, design for circularity, regulation and information sharing. The parties have already begun collaborating and, by the end of 2021, CirculariTeam aims to demonstrate the technical feasibility of making new Dyneema fibre from post-consumer waste.

Fishing tackle manufacturers using Dyneema – an ultra-high molecular polyethylene (HMPE) – in their products under licence include Berkley, Momoi, Daiwa, Spiderwire and Sufix.

Source: Angling International

 

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