DSM Engineering Plastics
|Strategic progress 2013|
|High Growth Economies||new cooperation with the Electrical Research & Development Association in India|
|Innovation||halogen-free flame-retardant Stanyl® ForTii™ for next generation memory connectors and sockets and new research center underway in Sittard-Geleen (Netherlands)|
|Sustainability||EcoPaXX® high-performance bio-based polyamide 410 used in the Mercedes A-class engine and in crankshaft covers of VW engines|
|Acquisitions & Partnerships||agreement with Petropol Polímeros in Brazil and partnership with Ravago Group|
DSM Engineering Plastics has a focused portfolio of products; with each of them it has realized global leadership. DSM is the global number 3 in the overall market for semi-crystalline engineering plastics and is the global market leader in high-temperature polyamides. In polyamide 6, DSM holds a number 2 position, as it does in thermoplastic copolyester elastomers.
DSM offers an industry-leading portfolio of green thermoplastic technologies. Its leadership in sustainable solutions is demonstrated by its complete portfolio of halogen-free engineering plastics, developed for a wide range of high-performance applications. This has been further strengthened by the successful launch of new innovations, of which Stanyl® ForTii™, the new breakthrough high-temperature polyamide with halogen-free flame retardant grades, is a recent example.
DSM strives to further improve the environmental performance of its products. The most innovative developments in this field are new bio-based polymers and bio-based building blocks. DSM is already making good progress on this front: EcoPaXX™ is the best-performing green polymer available, and has a zero carbon footprint.
Many of DSM’s customers are looking for materials with high recyclability to improve the Life Cycle Assessment scores of their own products. DSM is leading the response to this need. Recognizing the growing interest in recycling with the ultimate goal of achieving closed-loop systems, DSM has adopted the Cradle to Cradle® concept as part of its sustainability strategy. DSM is also actively replacing hazardous materials, particularly by introducing halogen-free alternatives, such as Arnitel® XG (used in consumer electronics cables), Stanyl® ForTii™ (especially in electronic connectors), and Arnite® XG (used in electrical insulation in white goods).