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DSM Dyneema to provide results of hand injury study, show demos of cut-resistant fiber capabilities at ASSE Safety 2016


Stanley, N.C., June 14, 2016 - DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber, branded as Dyneema®, will discuss the results of a joint survey on hand injuries and provide other important workplace safety information at the ASSE Safety 2016 Professional Development Conference & Exposition. Specifically, DSM Dyneema will provide insights on the impact of recent changes to the EN388 and ANSI/ISEA 105 standards, and conduct demonstrations at its booth (#2335) showcasing the high-performance benefits of cut-resistant gloves made with Dyneema® Diamond Technology.

With the goal of reducing the incidence and severity of hand injuries, DSM Dyneema will provide ASSE attendees with a wealth of educational information on advanced hand protection, including:

Insights from a survey commissioned jointly by DSM Dyneema, ASSE and Majestic Glove, which focuses on workplace hand injuries and factors affecting workers's use of protective gloves, including comfort and dexterity

Implications of changes to key global standards for protective gloves: updates to the ANSI/ISEA 105 standards, finalized this year, and upcoming changes to the EN 388 regulation.

Demonstrations that showcase the hidden dangers of fiberglass reinforcement in cut-resistant gloves - including reduced protection, skin irritation and discomfort from broken filaments - and the advantages of using a thin, comfortable glove material to enhance worker dexterity.

DSM Dyneema management and technical experts will be available at the show to discuss Dyneema® Diamond Technology and the company's complete line of advanced materials for protective gloves. The ASSE Safety 2016 Professional Development Conference & Exposition runs June 26-30 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Related Exhibition:
Safety 2016
ASSE Professional Development Conference & Exposition
6/26/2016 - 6/29/2016
Venue: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta GA, United States

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