Header for print stylesheet
You are here:  

History of DSM Engineering Plastics

1952 Start of caprolactam (key feedstock for nylon) production

1960s Introduction Akulon PA6 & 66 - first injection molding materials/compounds were made

1970s Introduction Arnite PBT & PET

1970s Introduction Arnitel copolyester elastomer

1980s Introduction of Xantar PC

1990s Commercial production of Stanyl started and marketing worldwide commences

1992  DSM acquires polyamides and polyesters engineering plastics business from Akzo

1995  DSM sets up compounding unit in Jiangyin, China as joint venture

1996  Dedicated production capacity for Arnitel U in Genk

1997  Stanyl marketing joint venture established in Japan

1997 Major Xantar investment in Genk compounding and in polymer capacity sharing arrangement with Dow in Stade

1998 DSM starts local production of polyamide and polyester compounds in Pune, India

1999 Start-up of 50kt PA6 polymer plant in Augusta, GA; adjacent to caprolactam plant

2001/2 Modernization and expansion of PA6 polymer and compounding in Emmen, NL  

2001 Conversion of Stanyl marketing JV in Japan to DSM wholly owned operation for engineering plastics

2003 DSM establishes majority owned JV in China (Nanjing) for caprolactam production and announces major capacity expansion at the site

2005 World scale high viscous PA6 polymer plant for film production opened in Emmen

2006 New compounding site with doubled capacity opened in Jiangyin, China

2006 Ground broken for new polymer plant in Jiangyin, Jiangsu province

2006 Build for second Stanyl plant commences in Geleen, NL
Groundbreaking for new compounding site in India with doubled capacity

2007 Approval of a new compounding line at Jiangyin, China to increase capacity by 50% by Q4 2007

2008  High performance Arnitel® C introduced

2008  Opening of Jiangyin Akulon PA6 plant

2009    Opening of Akash plant in India doubling capacity

2009    DSM and MCC to exchange polycarbonate and polyamide businesses

2009    Introduction Stanyl® ForTii™


Media kit

Fact sheet
Press contacts

Archived releases


footer for print stylesheet
[an error occurred while processing this directive] [an error occurred while processing this directive]