DSM Engineering Plastics, one of the business groups of Koninklijke DSM NV, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of quality engineering thermoplastics providing customer value through sustainable solutions that reflect the DSM People, Planet and Profit strategy. DSM Engineering Plastics delivers innovative opportunities for customers who design or produce electrical applications, electronic equipment, cars, barrier packaging films as well as many mechanical and extrusion applications. These markets are served with a broad portfolio of high performance materials including Polyamides Akulon® 6 and 66, Arnitel® TPC, Polyesters Arnite® PBT and PET, EcoPaXX®, Polyamide Stanyl® and ForTii™.
The materials center located at Chemelot is an important base for DSM’s Materials Sciences research and marketing activities. Furthermore it is the most important research center worldwide for DSM Engineering Plastics. Historically, Sittard-Geleen has been the main center of DSM’s high-performance materials research. In addition, being located on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus offers opportunities for open innovation owing to the proximity of other start-up and established companies as well as research and education institutes.
New standards in design, comfort and ease of use are combining with the quest to cut energy use: together with the introduction of circular design thinking, these trends are driving strong market growth for engineering plastics. With our broad, high-quality materials portfolio and in-depth technology know-how, we work in close collaboration with customers to develop new applications in response to the search for lighter, stronger and more durable materials, developing solutions to keep them ahead of the curve and enabling them to lead the market through the use of cutting-edge technology. Our aim is to shift the DSM Engineering Plastics portfolio toward higher-value, specialty materials, continually introducing more advanced grades with improved properties.