DSM Engineering Materials

About DSM Engineering Materials

Solutions for a smarter world

Material engineering faces evolving market dynamics. Connectivity, mobility and advanced technologies inspire people to live safer, healthier and more convenient lifestyles. While this transformation is exciting, companies face challenges in staying current with materials innovations for their continuously changing design challenges. Partnering with a materials expert will help to realize first-time-right designs.

DSM offers application expertise, design support, materials innovation and a broad materials portfolio with global support and security of supply. As a global top-3 supplier in polyamides, high-temperature PAs and elastomers, DSM is a partner of leading multinationals. Nine out of ten cars and nearly every electronics device contains DSM material.

High performance for all

We’re a world leader in high-performance and increasingly sustainable thermoplastics used in automotive, electrical & electronics, building & construction, medical, food packaging and consumer goods (to name but a few). Our materials enable lighter, stronger and more durable products - which in turn makes people’s lives safer, more convenient and healthier – and all while helping to tackle carbon emissions.

Optimizing thermal management systems for EVs with advanced materials

Our products

Our customers increasingly demand innovative solutions to make people’s lives better, safer, more convenient and healthier, while addressing the challenge of climate change. New standards in design, comfort, and ease of use are combined with the quest to cut energy use. These trends are driving the demand for high-performance plastics.

With our broad, high-quality materials portfolio and in-depth technology know-how, we work in close collaboration with customers across the globe to develop new applications in response to their search for better, smarter, stronger, safer, smaller, lighter, longer-lasting, or more sustainable solutions.

PA46


High-temperature Aliphatic polyamide with a melting temperature of 295°C and high crystallinity level and fast crystallization speed, resulting in Stanyls three key strengths:

  • Excellent high-temperature mechanical properties
  • Excellent wear and friction behavior
  • Superior melt flow

PA4T PPA


ForTii has a unique PPA's technology with high amide density. The ForTii platform includes polymers that are the highest crystalline, highest melting point and highest glass transition temperature amongst all PPA resulting in:

  • Best mechanics <160°C
  • Highest peak temperature performance
  • High chemical resistance


PA410


EcoPaXX is a high-performance aliphatic, biobased polyamide which uniquely balances benefits of typical short and long chain polyamides such as low moisture uptake and high mechanical performance. EcoPaXX has wide applicability and is especially popular as PA66  performance booster since it can be processed in the same tools.

  • 30% lower moisture uptake than PA66 with higher mechanical performance
  • Excellent surface finish
  • 72% bio-based

PPS


Poly(p-phenylene sulfide) (PPS) is a polymer made up of sulfur atoms and phenylene rings. It is a semi-crystalline polymer with a melting point of about 280°C. The highly stable chemical bonds of its molecular structure brings PPS below key strengths:

  • Dimensional stability
  • Heat aging performance up to 240 °C
  • Chemical resistance at elevated temperature

TPC


Thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) with high temperature resistance, good processability and excellent elastic behavior. Arnitel belongs to the TPE subcategory of thermoplastic copolyesters (TPC).

  • Broad range of hardnesses varying from 85 shore A up to 72 shore D.
  • High temperature resistance within the TPE family. Depending on the type of TPC and stabilization up to 170 C continuous use.
  • Mainly used to replace rubber in automotive, electronics and other industries.

PET & PBT


High performance polyester compounds (PET, PBT and blends), combining excellent flow with good mechanical strength.

  • Applicable in high precision components for the automotive and electrical industry.
  • Flame retardant portfolio available.
  • Production locations in Europe, US, India and China

PA6 & PA66


Our Akulon portfolio covers virtually all possible applications with grades suited to all processing techniques including extrusion, injection and blow molding. Akulon polyamide 6 & 66 resins represent the best value in all-purpose engineering materials:

  • Broad portfolio
  • Global grades with global specifications
  • Backward integrated and a global manufacturing footprint

PA6 & PA66


Our Akulon portfolio covers virtually all possible applications with grades suited to all processing techniques including extrusion, injection and blow molding. Akulon polyamide 6 & 66 resins represent the best value in all-purpose engineering materials:

  • Broad portfolio
  • Global grades with global specifications
  • Backwards integrated and a global manufacturing footprint

On the road to lower emissions


Today, our plastics can be found in most of the world’s cars. The reason? These tough yet lightweight materials are meeting the extreme needs of auto manufacturers - for example by reducing engine friction and performing in red-hot temperatures, long-term.

Our plastics also meet the increasingly extreme needs of the planet. In the case of reducing engine friction, for example, around 1 gram of CO2 emissions are saved for every km driven.

DSM in Automotive

Our innovative high-performance plastics are developed to meet a wide variety of technological challenges in automotive. Browse these pages to learn more about how our industry experts, scientists, and engineers work hand in hand with our customers to develop next-generation solutions.


Renewable Energy

DSMs high-quality portfolio includes materials for a broad range of applications – both to meet the demands of existing energy companies, as well as enable a future built on more sustainable energy.


Industrial equipment

Industrial equipment is driven by multitudes of mechanical parts. As we continue to develop new and better engineering plastics, we are helping our customers develop mechanical parts that are higher quality, safer, more sustainable, and more cost-efficient.



Building & construction

Building and construction are often resource-heavy activities. Today, engineering plastics can replace conventional materials in a wide variety of applications - improving performance while reducing environmental impact.


Consumer goods

Our portfolio of engineering plastics are developed with the knowledge that technology and innovation go hand-in-hand. They’re used across a broad range of consumer goods, including white goods, food packaging, and sporting equipment.




Company profile

Revenue

1B+ EUR

Number of employees

1000+

Year founded

1902

Type

Manufacturer

Industries

Automotive, medical, electronics, electrical, consumer goods, transportation, renewable energy, building & construction, industrial equipment

Quality certifications

www.dsm.com/DEM-quality, including all ISO certification

Applications

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Michael Kriek

Locations

Netherlands

DSM Engineering Materials BV Urmonderbaan

Urmonderbaan 22

6167 RD Geleen