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Nutrition & Materials businesses

Our businesses

Every day the people in our business groups are developing and delivering new scientific solutions in nutrition, health and sustainable living - that benefit people across the planet and the planet itself.


DSM’s business groups are clustered in coherent product and market combinations; Nutrition, Materials and Innovation Center.


Our Nutrition cluster comprises DSM Nutritional Products, DSM Food & Beverage and DSM Hydrocolloids. This cluster provides solutions for animal precision nutrition and feed, food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, medical nutrition, early life nutrition, nutrition improvement, dietary supplements, personalized nutrition and personal care. 

  • Nutritional Products

    Nutritional Products

    DSM Nutritional Products is one of the world’s leading producers of essential nutrients like vitamins, carotenoids and nutritional lipids; as well as solutions for the feed, food, pharmaceutical and personal care industries.

  • Food & Beverage

    Food & Beverage

    At DSM in Food & Beverage, we strive to achieve a world where you don’t have to choose between taste, texture and health. Enjoy it all.

  • Hydrocolloids


    DSM Hydrocolloids is a leading global supplier of gellan gum, xanthan gum, welan gum and pectin to the food and beverage, personal care, home care and other specialty industrial applications.


Our Materials cluster comprises DSM Engineering Materials and DSM Protective Materials. The cluster comprises a high-quality portfolio of specialty materials for global end-markets including electrical components and electronics, automotive, food packaging, medical, personal protection, commercial marine and apparel.

  • Engineering Materials

    Engineering Materials

    We lead the way in high-performance and sustainable thermoplastics used in automotive, electrical & electronics (E&E), building & construction, medical and consumer goods (to name but a few).

  • Protective Materials

    Protective Materials

    DSM Protective Materials is the inventor, manufacturer and marketer of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™.

Innovation Center

DSM’s Innovation Center supports the creation of opportunities for future growth by cultivating purpose-led innovation across the company. It also explores adjacent business opportunities outside the scope of existing business groups, presently Biomedical and Bio-based Products & Services. DSM Venturing creates and develops new business and innovation opportunities with investments in promising startups.

  • Biomedical


    DSM Biomedical creates world-class medical technologies and materials across many areas including cardiovascular, dental, diabetes management, general surgery, neurology, oncology, ophthalmic, orthopaedic and wound repair.

  • Bio-based Products & Services

    Bio-based Products & Services

    DSM Bio-based Products & Services offers enzyme and yeast solutions that improve biomass conversion in the production of biofuels and biogas.

  • Venturing


    DSM Venturing invests in and nurtures entrepreneurs and inventors in the fields of nutrition, health & sustainable living with the goal of creating value for DSM – and the wider world.

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  • Our key markets

    Our key markets

    Our key markets are Animal Feed, Dietary Supplements, Early Life Nutrition, Food & Beverage, Personal Care, Automotive and Electrical & Electronics.

  • News archive

    News archive

    View the archive of the most important information published by DSM over the last 10 years.