We see a growing convergence across our three principle business clusters of Health, Nutrition and Materials which means that DSM is more than just the sum of its parts – as evidenced by the fact that today we compete as the number one or two in many of the markets we serve.
Six million people can’t be wrong
Most importantly, DSM's products have real meaning and resonance for real people. For example, there are six million people walking the earth today with devices inside their bodies that contain key ingredients from DSM. We achieved this innovation by literallly taking our world-leading expertise in strong, lightweight, flexible materials like polymers and melding them with our knowledge of human cells and chemistry in Life Sciences. The result: Medical devices - for joints, hearts and even the brain - that interact with the body in previously unimagined ways.
DSM in nutrition
Feeding humans starts with nourishing animals in the food chain and our range of high-quality ingredients and additives – mainly vitamins and carotenoids – contribute to strong, healthy animals that produce better quality food with a lower carbon footprint.
Moving from four legs to two legs, our family of vitamins is taken by an estimated half-a-billion people every day. Not surprisingly we’re the world’s number one. Meanwhile our advanced ingredients make an important contribution to the world’s favorite food brands in dairy, baking, fruit juice, beer, wine and savory products.
DSM in health
Our contribution to the world’s health is without question. Our polymers and resins are not just being used in biomedical devices such as artificial limbs and prosthetics, but for entirely new applications like pioneering drug delivery systems and medical design (stereolithography). Tomorrow our sights are set on life-changing new treatments like regenerative medicine.
DSM in materials
Our expertise in materials science – and especially polymers – is built on rock-solid foundations. Our products are used in a huge range of end products in numerous markets. The common theme? Replacement of heavy, inflexible, expensive and environmentally unfriendly metals with a family of lighter, greener and ultimately smarter materials.
Our resin products are critical to modern life. We are the world’s leader in UV-curable coatings for fiber-optic cables with an 85% market share. Our resins are also used to coat everything from packaging and cans to textiles and leathers, not to mention the world’s biggest paint brands of course.
Our Dyneema® polyethylene is 15 times stronger than steel yet far lighter. It’s waterproof, flame-retardant. It’s extremely flexible… it’s the world’s strongest fiber™.