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DSM in Automotive

Bright Science. Brighter Living™ in the automotive industry

We are a world leader in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences with approximately 25,000 people across the world. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion. All of which makes DSM a global partner you can trust.


We are a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials.

Our purpose is clear: To create brighter lives for people today - and generations to come by connecting our unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences to drive economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances.

We create sustainable value for all our stakeholders through innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance – not just in the automotive market but in a wide range of other sectors including food, beverages & dietary supplements, personal care, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials.

A focus on sustainability

Our commitment to sustainability is based on the very straightforward premise: There is no point in DSM and its customers succeeding in a world that fails.

In the automotive market – where carbon emissions and energy efficiency increasingly dominate the landscape - we now offer a whole family of bio-based and recycle-based plastics, including Arnitel® Eco, EcoPaXXTM, and Palapreg® ECO.

In fact, across the entire DSM organization ECO+ products currently comprise about 34% of our total net sales. By 2015, they will account for over 80% of our innovation pipeline, and constiture around 50% of our total net sales.

To reach this target, we will continue to build on our strong platform of ECO+ innovation, such as coatings for solar cells, waterborne paints, bio-based materials, and halogen-free plastics.