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The Ultimate Dyneema Quiz
by Staff
Dyneema is trademarked as the world's strongest fiber and is used for a wide variety of applications, especially in life-threatening situations. Think you know how strong Dyneema is and how it works? Then take the ultimate Dyneema quiz!

Dyneema is a synthetic fiber made from a certain chemical similar to the one used in many plastics -- one with an ultra-high molecular weight. What is the chemical?

  • Ethylene
  • Polyethylene
  • Polycarbonite

Dyneema has been in production since what year?

  • 1990
  • 2000
  • 2005

Dyneema's strong chemical composition allows it to boast of many characteristics. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of Dyneema?

  • Lighter than air
  • Floats on water
  • Fire resistant and self-extinguishing

Dyneema is a synthetic fiber that's biologically what?

  • Inert
  • Toxic
  • Sustainable

Dyneema is trademarked as the world's strongest fiber. But how strong is it compared to steel?

  • 5 times stronger
  • 10 times stronger
  • 15 times stronger

Dyneema can be made as a continuous filament yarn for things like ropes. What else is this form of Dyneema currently being used for?

  • Tight-rope walking ropes
  • Pull-start lawnmower cords
  • Fishing nets

In order to absorb ballistic impacts more efficiently, Dyneema fibers can be stacked in unidirectional layers on top of each other at what angle?

  • 30 degrees
  • 60 degrees
  • 90 degrees

Not all bullet-resistant materials protect against every kind of threat. What type of ballistics does Dyneema protect against?

  • Soft ballistics like handguns
  • Hard ballistics like antitank projectiles
  • Both soft and hard ballistics

Sheets of Dyneema can be added on the inside of a vehicle to protect occupants against small fragments after an explosion. What is the name of this type of added protection?

  • Spall liner
  • Blast liner
  • Eye liner

In order to protect from high impact threats, Dyneema can easily be cut into specifically designed panels. What's one main way these panels are being used?

  • Hurricane-resistant houses
  • Armored vehicles
  • High school lockers

Not only is Dyneema extremely strong, but it's also lightweight and not very dense. Compared to a steel plate of armor, Dyneema is what percentage less dense?

  • 20 to 30 percent less dense
  • 50 to 75 percent less dense
  • 100 to 125 percent less dense

Dyneema's light weight makes it ideal for vehicles because they can be protected without sacrificing what?

  • Maneuverability
  • Original design
  • All of the above

Dyneema is an innovation in and of itself, but it's also being implemented into other innovations like the structural blast chimney, which does what?

  • Channels the energy of an explosion back toward where the explosion first occurred.
  • Channels the energy of an explosion to the center of the vehicle then up and away from it.
  • Channels the energy of an explosion down into the ground.

After the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said that all cockpit doors must be bullet-resistant. What percentage of aircraft in the United States have bullet-resistant doors made out of Dyneema?

  • 25 percent
  • 50 percent
  • 85 percent

When the U.S. Army and the Marines got together to increase helmet performance for both groups, they found that Dyneema could increase helmet fragmentation performance by how much?

  • 25 percent
  • 30 percent
  • 35 percent

Police SWAT teams often use helmets in their tactical operations. Helmets made with Dyneema provide the same protection as previous helmets but with what extra benefit?

  • The helmets are half the weight
  • The helmets glow in the dark
  • The helmets are invisible to the naked eye

A number of countries use Dyneema for their military and police forces. Which country implemented Dyneema panels into some of their patrol boats and hovercraft in order to make them bullet-proof and fire resistant?

  • South Korea
  • North Korea
  • Japan

Which city ordered Dyneema helmets and vests for its security force at the 2008 Olympics?

  • Vancouver
  • Beijing
  • London

In the shipping industry, Dyneema has been used to make what?

  • High-strength piers
  • Mooring and towing lines
  • Ship propellers

Not only is Dyneema used in life-threatening instances, its also been used in the medical field for what purpose?

  • Surgical cables and orthopedic sutures
  • Ambulance tires and gurneys
  • Reinforced hospital walls