TenCate and DSM Jointly Launch New Product at Milipol 2007

ALMELO, The Netherlands, October 9/ / -- At Milipol in Paris, the leading international trade fair in the field of
state security, which will be held from 9-12 October 2007, TenCate
(Euronext: KTC) and DSM will jointly present a new armour product in the TenCate Aresshield(R) family. The product is made with the new innovative
Dyneema(R) HB50 from DSM Dyneema, which makes it possible to provide lighter protection against a range of projectiles. At the same time, this material affords greater comfort to the wearer due to a very light weight.

TenCate Advanced Armour is a part of the TenCate composites group and has formed a co-operation with DSM Dyneema in the use of Dyneema HB50 for specific programs. This has given TenCate a unique product in the market, which will enable us to further increase our competitive edge.

The collaboration between TenCate Advanced Armour and DSM Dyneema is founded on the many years of knowledge that both companies have in this specialist field. DSM Dyneema has an extremely good track record in this market.

TenCate is a leading supplier of a wide range of products for personal protection and vehicle protection. The company possesses superior production technology and excellent access to end markets. The collaboration between DSM Dyneema and TenCate offers manufacturers of anti-ballistic vests greater possibilities to be able to satisfy the growing requirements laid down in tenders and government programmes.

There is an urgent demand in the market for increased protection which is at the same time both lighter and more comfortable. Modernization of army units and internal security services is the reason for the growing demand in this field.

DSM : www.dsm.com

DSM Dyneema: www.morestoppingpower.com

Tencate: www.tencate.com

(Dyneema(R), Dyneema Purity(R), and Dyneema(R), the world's strongest
fiber(TM) are trade marks (applications) which are the property of Royal DSM N.V.).

Source: Royal Ten Cate

For further information: TenCate Advanced Armour, Steen Tanderup, Director Marketing & Sales, Mob: +33-(0)6-33-96-37-27

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