As part of Marlow's BLUE OCEAN® sustainability mission we introduced Bio-based Dyneema® fibre into our Leisure Marine rope range at the start of 2020.
But what is so special about this sustainable material?
This new innovation reduces Dyneema’s reliance on fossil fuels and helps Marlow achieve their sustainability and carbon footprint reduction targets.
Bio-based Dyneema has identical technical characteristics and performance as conventional Dyneema but uses waste from the pulp and timber industry as its primary raw-material.
Bio-based Dyneema is ISCC certified, as sustainable and renewable via “mass-balancing”. This means that the Ethylene feedstock used to make Dyneema is transitioned from conventional petrochemical sources to sustainable and renewable sources with no change to the manufacturing process or the quality and performance of the yarn. Therefore, any rope made with Bio-based Dyneema by Marlow, directly contributes to reduced CO2 emissions and has a lower environmental impact.
Every tonne of Bio-based Dyneema that Marlow uses, reduces carbon emissions by 5 tonnes compared with a tonne of conventional Dyneema**.
And the comparison with generic HMPE is even starker – 1 tonne of Bio-based Dyneema produces 29 tonnes less CO2 than 1 tonne of generic HMPE*. That is equivalent to charging 3.7m Smart phones or the same CO2 offset by 480 tree saplings over 10 years