Bright Science. Brighter Living™ in Outdoor Power Equipment
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 packaging 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 Outdoor Power Equipment market we now offer a whole family of more environmentally friendly plastics, including Akulon® polyamide 6, Stanyl® polyamide 46 and Arnitel® Copolyester Elastomer (TPC) – as well as EcoPaXX® – a 70% bio-based plastic made from tropical castor beans.
These materials are often more environmentally friendly to produce than metals – increasingly based on a Crade-to-Cradle™ approach. They are lighter than metal, which helps to reduce weight, which in turn reduced fuel consumption and carbon emissions. And they are not just unique to Outdoor Power Equipment – in fact, across the entire DSM organization Eco+ products dominate.
Defined as products that provide a clear environmental benefit while providing best-in-class performance, Eco+ products constitute some 94% of the products now in our innovation pipeline and will constitute 50% of our net sales by 2015.