Dutch researchers receive award for combating terrorism with chemistry

Koos Mencke, Ren Steeman and Jean Beugels of DSM N.V. in Heerlen, Netherlands, will be recognized Sunday, August 18, by the world's largest scientific society for developing better processes and new applications for a super-strong fiber used in lightweight personal and vehicle armor.

The DSM team will be honored as Heroes of Chemistry at the American Chemical Society's 224th national meeting in Boston, along with chemists and chemical engineers from DuPont and Solutia Inc. Retired U.S. Air Force General Brent Scowcroft will speak at the event about what it means to be a hero in today's changing world.

"These chemical innovators have significantly contributed to the protection and security of our world with commercial technologies that detect, prevent, alleviate or remediate threats to our health and safety," said Eli Pearce, president of the American Chemical Society. "The chemical advances made by these men and women serve as testimonials to the valuable role chemists and chemical engineers play in improving our lives. It is with pride that the Society recognizes them as Heroes of Chemistry."

Personal and vehicle armor must provide maximum protection at minimal weight. Traditionally, lightweight armor was modeled on woven fabrics, but in the late 1980s, DSM learned that material made from its super-strong polyethylene fiber, called Dyneema, is better at stopping bullets when the fibers are laid in one direction and each layer of fibers is stacked in an opposite direction. The fibers and layers are bonded together with resins.

Protective gear -- including armored cockpit doors, lightweight vehicle armor panels, bullet-resistant vests and military helmets -- made with Dyneema fibers can stop, deform and dissipate energy from high-velocity bullets. The material also resists abrasion and withstands moisture, UV radiation and many chemicals. Dyneema is the world's strongest fiber and is fifteen

Contact: Allison Byrum
American Chemical Society

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. DELTA mission heading to ISS with Dutch ESA astronaut
2. Dutch diet contains too little folic acid
3. Dutch men and women exposed to famine in utero have poor lipid profiles
4. Higher obesity rates prevail among Dutch women exposed to famine in utero
5. Belgian researchers explore revolutionary approach to angiogenesis
6. Award winning researchers reveal potential new role for Glivec
7. $7.5 Million grant to Yale researchers for role of viruses in cancer
8. New anti-inflammatory strategy for cancer therapy identified by UCSD researchers
9. Joslin researchers clarify mechanisms for beta-cell formation
10. Virginia Tech researchers to release findings on Smith River Project
11. Molecular motor myosin VI moves hand over hand, researchers say

Post Your Comments:

(Date:8/12/2020)... ... August 11, 2020 , ... Both Roche, based ... entered into license agreements with Housey Pharma’s HMI subsidiary to gain access to ... have annual Research and Development spending in excess of US $10 billion. , ...
(Date:8/3/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... August 03, 2020 , ... ... company announced a new partnership with medical equipment manufacturer, Spectrum Solutions, to provide ... clients to strengthen their laboratory supply chain for more than 10 years. Early ...
(Date:7/18/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... July 17, 2020 , ... Commercial launch ... on pharma’s ability to discover a COVID cure or vaccine, the global economic downturn ... and price pressure is not going away and capturing full value from every product ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:8/12/2020)... ... August 12, 2020 , ... Inc. magazine today ... leader in FDA compliance consulting has been named on its annual Inc. 5000 ... represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... July 29, 2020 , ... ... today announced the launch of its new tagline, “BUILDING FOR LIFE.” The adoption ... industry and around the globe, requiring fast track capacity to provide patients with ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... ... July 29, 2020 , ... The SDX® ... in 16 countries, has reached its 20th anniversary of worldwide use. Introduced in ... at top universities including University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, University of Maryland, ...
(Date:7/18/2020)... ... 16, 2020 , ... Medial EarlySign , a leader ... of high-burden diseases, and Centric Consulting, a business and technology consulting firm, today ... data in order to identify and prioritize patients for care. , Combining Centric’s ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: