DSM Engineering Plastics

Smartphones

Enabling the next generation of mobile devices with plastics

Smartphones

Enabling the next generation of mobile devices with plastics

Mobile devices have changed the way we find information, entertain ourselves, and remain connected to our friends and family. As devices evolve to help us manage more aspects of our lives, they demand more from the materials used to make them.

Our solutions, combined with our team of experts, empower you to define the next generation of mobile electronics. Our unique materials enable cutting-edge design, higher performance, and the ability to unlock the full potential of the Internet of Things (IoT), while also reaching targets for safety and sustainability.

Whether it’s for connectors, cables, frames or antennas, the world’s leading mobile device manufacturers rely on our materials to enable thinner and lighter components that are safer and more reliable.

Proven Customer Application

USB-C Connectors

Electronics | Desktops / PCs

Stanyl® PA46 and ForTii® PA4T allow for high reliability in USB connectors due to high HDT's, stiffness and toughness levels, an excellent welding line strength and a CTI rating above 400V; Stanyl® PA46 and ForTii® PA4T allow for cost effective solutions due to their excellent processability and high flowability enabling thin walled designs

Smartphone frames

Electronics | Tablets

ForTii® PA4T allows for thin wall frame designs due to its high structural rigidity; ForTii® PA4T allows for reliable solutions due to its excellent weld line strength and good thermal management capabilities; ForTii® PA4T allows for cost effective solutions due to its easy processability (no deflashing needed) and low warpage tendency, whilst the specific ForTii® PA4T LDS grades allow for integration of LDS functionality

Audio Jack Connectors

Electronics | Connectors

Stanyl® PA46 and ForTii® PA4T allow for reliable solutions due to its outstanding mechanical strength outperforming competitive materials for jacks by up to four times, therefore enabling 20.000-plus insertion/extraction cycles; Stanyl® PA46 and ForTii® PA4T allow for cost effective solutions to due good processability and high flowability enabling thin walled designs

Antenna Components

Electronics | Mobile Phones

ForTii® Eco LDS62 allows for reliable solutions due to its stable dielectric constant and loss tangent allowing for higher data transmission rates with limited signal losses and due to its high mechanical robustness and; Good surface quality; ForTii® Eco LDS62 allows for very cost effective solutions due to aspecial technology that enables incorporation of very fine and precise electrical circuitry by highly cost-effective laser direct structuring LDS; ForTii® Eco LDS62 allows for sustainable solutions due to its 30%-60% content derived from renewable resources

Featured Products

With our broad, high-quality materials portfolio and in-depth technology know-how, we work in close collaboration with customers to develop new applications in response to the search for lighter, stronger and more durable materials.

Here's a selection of some of our most recognized brands and products, keeping you ahead of the curve and enabling you to lead the market through the use of cutting-edge technology.

Customer case study

Xiaomi selects DSM Stanyl ForTii – for antenna splitters of Xiaomi Mi4

Stanyl® ForTii™, a high-performance polyamide, from DSM, is being used in the frame splitters of Xiaomi Mi4. Xiaomi Technology Co., Ltd., is a highly innovative enterprise specializing in smartphone production in China. Because of its perfect mechanical performance, incomparable high flowability, excellent color stability, superb chemical resistance and DSM R & D team's strong technical support, Xiaomi selected the material.

How can we help you?

We take a scientific approach to building solutions. Our dedicated teams work closely with our customers to look at the entire process of developing new parts and components – whether it is a case of metal replacement, or developing solutions that are stronger, safer and more effective. Our methodical approach extends to every step of the process, from design and material performance to production and compliance.

  • Downsizing & Miniaturization

    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.

  • Strength, stiffness & fatigue

    As car manufacturers continuously focus on reducing weight to improve fuel efficiency, replacing metal parts with plastic remains a key challenge.

  • Safety in electrical & electronics

    Safety is a key concern whenever plastics and electronics meet, and in today’s digitized world, that happens with increasing frequency.

  • Life cycle assessment

    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.