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DSM in Packaging & Graphic Arts

Bright Science. Brighter Living™ in the packaging 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 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 packaging market we now offer a whole family of more environmentally friendly plastics, including Arnitel® Eco, EcoPaXX™, and Akulon Lopa®.

They help lower carbon emissions and reduce waste – specifically food waste. We achieve this through a delicate balancing act that involves combining different materials, formulations and processes to manipulate the amount of oxygen, moisture and carbon dioxide that passes into and out of the packaging: A genuinely ‘smart’ approach.

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.