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Materials; Smaller, lighter, safer, greener....

Our materials solutions include a number of increasingly green thermoplastics and resins for use in everything from vehicles to paints to sports equipment to fiber optic coatings, not to mention Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™.
Materials; Smaller, lighter, safer, greener....
Engineering plastics all around

Engineering plastics all around

Today our customers (and their customers) are looking for materials that are lighter, stronger, greener and smarter than their current equivalents. Our engineering plastics are exactly that – which explains why they are used across the world in everything from cars to buildings, consumer goods, sports equipment and packaging.

We offer an entire portfolio of halogen-free plastics for use in electrical devices and advanced automotive applications. And our groundbreaking 70% bio-based engineering plastic EcoPaXX® is ushering in a new era for manufacturers increasingly focused on Life Cycle Assessments and the need for a cradle-to-cradle approach.

Resins: We’ve got it covered

Resins: We’ve got it covered

Resins in all their forms are an essential part of modern life. The great challenge facing many of our customers is providing protection, strength and aesthetics while minimizing the use of solvents and other harmful ingredients. They're winning this challenge thanks to DSM.

Our resins for fiber-optic coatings are literally enabling the Internet to reach new parts of the world. And our resins for industrial and decorative coatings are used in everything from furniture to food packaging, adhesives, paper and cans.

DSM waterborne resins are to be found in some of the world’s best-known paint brands.

Strong, lightweight & flexible

Strong, lightweight & flexible

From fishermen seeking tougher nets, to law-enforcement officers requiring high-performance body armor, to factory workers seeking maximum protection for their hands, there is an increasing need for materials that offer outstanding strength while being light and flexible.

Our Dyneema ultra high molecular weight polyethylene fiber is just such a material. Manufactured and sold in a variety of forms - including fiber, tape and unidirectional (UD) sheets – Dyneema is used in applications ranging from commercial fishing and aquaculture nets to armor plates, ropes, slings, and cut-resistant gloves.