Our innovative high performance plastics are developed to meet a wide variety of technological challenges. Our industry experts, scientists and engineers work hand in hand with our customers to develop next generation solutions.
Our innovative high performance plastics are developed to meet a wide variety of technological challenges in automotive. Browse these pages to learn more about how our industry experts, scientists and engineers work hand in hand with our customers to develop next generation solutions.
For more than 20 years, DSM has worked to develop a range of materials for automotive applications that perform more reliably and longer than metals and most plastics, while also delivering commercial, environmental and design benefits.
As a major part of the vehicle, the chassis provides a significant opportunity for manufacturers to make better, safer, lighter, and more cost-efficient cars.
Our innovative high-performance plastics are developed to meet a wide variety of technological challenges in automotive. Browse these pages to learn more about how our industry experts, scientists and engineers work hand in hand with our customers to develop next generation solutions.
Realizing fuel efficiency by light weight and friction reduction.
Our broad portfolio of materials has grades suited to a wide range of exterior applications – for both painted and unpainted parts.
Drivers have the most interaction with the interior of the vehicle, making it a key area of focus as automobile manufacturers focus on improving the driving experience.
Reducing the weight of electronic power steering systems (EPS) without compromising driver safety has proven a great challenge to the industry.
The suspension system is essential to ensuring a smooth and enjoyable ride – with reduced noise, vibration and harshness for the driver and passengers.
Mobile devices are driving innovation around the world. Each generation is an average of 12% thinner than what came before, and designers need to get more computing power out of less space. The latest smartphones, tablets and ultrabooks put greater demands on the materials used to manufacture them.
Even with the growing amount of time people spend on tablets and smartphones, desktop computing remains a key sector for growth.
Infrastructure needs to be able to manage the coming traffic explosion caused by mobile connectivity, Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and the transmission of heavy video content over IP networks in high-resolution formats.
To meet consumer demands, notebook computers are constantly becoming thinner and lighter.
Increasing connectivity and cloud computing is placing higher demands on servers.
As devices evolve to help us manage more aspects of our lives, they demand more from the materials used to make them.
As mobile connectivity continues to grow, tablets remain an important part of the mix of mobile devices available.
The wearables market continues to grow. Analysts predict 200 million wearables by 2020, and every generation includes more functionality in a thinner design. The industry has already shown a trend of designs becoming 12% thinner each year, putting higher demands on the materials used to make them.
We support you all the way in developing electrical components and products that are compliant with the regulation, are kind to the planet and deliver on all the major trends -from thinnovation to globalization – and all while managing costs as efficiently as possible
Explore how our plastics can be used in electrical components.
Browse through our portfolio of high performance plastics solutions for power distribution.
Creating sustainable alternatives for fossil fuels is creating the need for advanced plastic materials that perform in a wide variety of conditions.
Our portfolio of engineering plastics are developed with the knowledge that technology and innovation go hand-in-hand. They’re used across a broad range of consumer goods, including white goods, food packaging, and sporting equipment.
Browse through our portfolio of high performance plastics solutions for appliances.
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Explore how our plastics can be used in furniture applications.
Check out the range of applications in household utensils where our engineering plastics are used.
Browse through our portfolio of high performance plastics solutions for lawn & garden.
Explore how our plastics can be used in lighting systems.
Our broad portfolio of materials enables smart, integrated designs for outdoor power equipment. Engineered to be tough and durable, even while designing lighter, thin-walled parts that require fewer processing steps, our materials are helping industry partners achieve their goals.
Check out the range of applications in power tools where our engineering plastics are used.
Browse through our portfolio of high performance plastics solutions for sports & leisure.
Building and construction are often resource-heavy activities. Today, engineering plastics can replace conventional materials in a wide variety of applications – improving performance while reducing environmental impact.
Check out the range of applications in roofing systems where our engineering plastics are used.
Our portfolio includes a number of engineering plastics ideal for use in contact with the drinking water supply. These applications are challenging due to long-term exposure to water and high temperatures.
Explore how our plastics can be used in windows systems.
Industrial equipment is driven by multitudes of mechanical parts. As we continue to develop new and better engineering plastics, we are helping our customers develop mechanical parts that are higher quality, safer, more sustainable, and more cost-efficient.
Explore how our plastics can be used in agricultural applications.
Browse through our portfolio of high performance plastics solutions for pumps & valves.
Check out the range of applications in technical parts where our engineering plastics are used.
Engineering plastics have the power to transform the transportation industry, creating solutions that serve people, the planet and profit.
Browse through our portfolio of high performance solutions for 2wheelers.
Explore how our plastics can be used in aerospace applications.
Check out the range of applications in railway where our engineering plastics are used.
Our broad portfolio of materials enables manufacturers of medical devices, fabrics and packaging to design for the future, developing new, innovative options that perform better than what was available before.
DSM Engineering Plastics has a broad portfolio of high performance plastics in combination with excellent, science driven product development capabilities. Recent innovations focus on improvements in heat stability, hydrolysis resistance, wear & friction, thermoconductvity, soft touch and high barrier properties.
A family of high performance polyamide 6 and polyamide 66 materials. Our broad range of medium and high viscosity grades are ideal for extrusion applications; while we also offer a wide range of product suitable for injection molding and blow molding.
High performance engineering polyester plastics (PBT, PET, and blends) that combine high strength and rigidity with excellent processing characteristics.
A high performance ThermoPlastic Copolyester (TPC) that offers a unique combination of flexibility, high temperature resistance and strength - plus excellent processing characteristics.
A bio-based, high-performance polyamide (PA410) that offers outstanding performance in the most demanding of environments, including excellent chemical resistance and low moisture absorption, combined with a very high melting point (highest of all bio-plastics) and high crystallization rate.
A breakthrough high temperature polyamide PA4T/PPA with halogen-free flame retardant grades that deliver high performance with a unique balance of properties.
Specialty Polyamides based on PA6, PA66, PA6/66 with grades that offer performances that go beyond the standard range. A wide variety of grade customizations are available to meet specific demands for heat, form, color and strength.
A high performance and versatile polyamide 46 that provides unmatched performance and value for demanding applications in which superior heat resistance, design stiffness, wear & friction and process flow qualities are required.
A high performance plastics compound based on PPS (polyphenylene sulphide). It offers extremely good chemical resistance, dimensional stability, intrinsically flame retardancy and high stiffness.
DSM Engineering Plastics’ scientists and engineers support our valued customers across the globe by applying our broad and deep material and application expertise to find the best solutions for a wide variety of design and production challenges.
Discover the new high-performing plastic solutions for the extreme demands of next-generation example.
As our economy places more focus on efficiency, industry is responding by creating products that are thinner, lighter, and smaller – with the same or more functionality.
In the ongoing quest to do more with less, some automotive applications prove more challenging than others.
As car manufacturers continuously focus on reducing weight to improve fuel efficiency, replacing metal parts with plastic remains a key challenge.
Plastics offer a solution that is lighter in weight than metal and rubber. In addition, plastics enable the production of parts with complex geometries, meaning its possible to convert a number of components into a single, simplified part.
To ensure safety and part integrity, our high-performance plastics need to meet all of the relevant requirements for each application.
One of the most challenging environments we work in is under the hood of a car. The parts used in these applications are subjected to high temperatures, broad temperature ranges and corrosive chemicals.
Today’s cars are 90% quieter than cars from the 1970s, when vehicle noise first began to be legislated. OEMs are also increasingly focused on improving the driving experience.
As car manufacturers seek to meet more strict legislation on tailgate emissions, a key area of focus is the reduction of wear and friction in the engine and transmission.
In some consumer electronics applications, key characteristics of the plastic material are haptics and aesthetics – how they look and feel.
Understanding how compounds with low molecular weight migrate across plastic is important for many applications.
As the electronics industry moved to capture more computing power into smaller spaces, it puts bigger demands on the materials used to manufacture the various parts.
Improving on a part includes improving how it is produced. Whether we are helping you improve the production process itself, or reducing and eliminating secondary operations, we support you through the entire process.
Designing an innovative part is only one step in the process. Once you have the part design and the material grade selected, and you have successfully manufactured the part in the lab, you need to roll it out for commercial production.
New part designs made from engineering plastics are often able to bypass or reduce the number of secondary processing steps.
While many new parts designed to be manufactured from engineering plastics can bypass or reduce the number of secondary processing steps, some parts still require operations such as painting and printing.
Getting a part ready for commercialization includes ensuring compliance with the relevant regulations.
Once you are ready to commercialize your part, you also need to ensure it complies with relevant industry standards and regulations.
Safety is a key concern whenever plastics and electronics meet, and in today’s digitized world, that happens with increasing frequency.
When we talk about Bright Science, Brighter Living, one of the core ideas we’re expressing is our concern for sustainability. That’s why we have integrated green design into our business.
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