Turning the functional into the fantastic

We create high-performing resins for paints and coatings based on a broad and unmatched technology toolbox. We were the first company to launch UV-curable coatings - a crucial ingredient in today’s high-speed fiber-optic cables (and we remain the market leader). Our additive manufacturing arm is breaking the mold with 3D printing materials that enable bold new designs with less waste. And we’re also the inventors of Niaga®, a unique design technology that makes carpets and mattresses (and potentially many more products) 100% recyclable.

DSM Coating Resins

Resins are the backbone of a coating and the heart of a paint. At DSM our innovations in these technologies are making a real difference to the way coatings perform, look and feel. It’s all based on the broadest (and we believe, best) toolbox in the industry that provides real choice for customers looking to create cleaner, more competitive products – from waterborne resins that contain a fraction of the solvents found in traditional coatings; to powder-based resins that reduce energy use and waste; to plant-based resins like our Decovery® brand that deliver performance with a much-reduced carbon footprint.

DSM Functional Materials

It’s common knowledge that fibre-optics are essential for connecting and powering our modern world. But what you may not know is that it was DSM that designed the first UV-curable coatings more than 40 years ago, making mass fiber-optic production possible. Today we remain the leading innovator in the field, creating coating systems that make fiber-optics fly - by enabling signals to be carried at super-fast speed with minimum interruption or distortion; and all while giving fiber and cable manufacturers the freedom to physically work with very delicate strands of glass fiber, just the size of a human hair.

DSM Additive Manufacturing

At DSM Additive Manufacturing we draw on 25 years’-plus experience in 3D printing technologies, performance materials and deep application expertise to help manufacturers rethink the way they design products, and to manufacture tomorrow. Our goal is to unlock the full potential of additive manufacturing and help accelerate the adoption of 3D printing; creating brighter lives for all through both sustainable high-performance materials - and processes. 

Supporting sustainable development

At DSM we feel so strongly about doing well by doing good that our company strategy is aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At DSM Resins we’re especially focused on:

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  • Our businesses

    From animal and human nutrition & health to medical devices; from solar technology to biofuels; from sustainable plastics and resins to venturing…our businesses are here to bring value to all stakeholders.

  • Our purpose

    Learn about what we do and why we do it; as well as our scientific heritage, organizational framework - and external recognition.

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