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DSM in Electrical & Electronics

Bright Science

DSM draws on a very wide and deep pool of scientific knowledge to develop solutions that are valuable to our customers – and society at large. The advanced expertise and technology at our disposal comes from across DSM, and is often applied in collaboration with external partners and other stakeholders. Read here about our talented in-house experts, and the Bright Science that they have developed that meets industry demands, while also answering important global needs. 
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Our competences form the backbone of innovation at DSM, covering specific aspects of scientific insight and expertise. They range from knowledge and best practices accumulated over time, to the advanced technological equipment and facilities we use today. Most importantly, they include the skills, expertise, curiosity, tenacity - and networks - of the many talented scientific minds that work with and for us.

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Flame retardancy

In terms of producing halogen-free alternatives, the real challenge is increasing the sustainability of materials without compromising either safety or freedom of design.  Over the years, DSM has developed a deep understanding of the fundamental mechanisms that give halogens their flame-retardant properties. More>

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Tracking resistance

Safety is a number one priority for electrical and electronic devices, which is why there are material standards in place. According consumerreports.org between 2002 and 2009, 35,297 fires in US were due to electrical, mechanical, manufacturing, or design problems in the appliance. More>

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UL-certified Safety & Quality testing

Safety certification is an elemental aspect of the electronics industry, which is why DSM Engineering Plastics (DEP) continuously invests in monitoring and certification of its own testing laboratories. This makes it possible to provide customers with materials that are already certified to the highest standards – something that can significantly reduce testing requirements for the customer’s own end products. More>

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Life cycle assessment

Sustainability is one of the core values behind DSM’s promise of Bright Science, Brighter Living™. DSM therefore puts high priority on integrating “Green Design” in the broadest sense of the word into its Electrical & Electronics (E&E) business. A key competence that ensures we do so efficiently and effectively is Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). More>