High Performance Plastics
DSM works with the automotive industry to move beyond metal and create lighter, more advanced vehicles with drastically smaller carbon footprints.
The era of the internal combustion engine as a single power source is ending, indicating a transformation to cleaner vehicles. To get there we need engineering plastics that are capable of meeting extreme challenges. DSM's portfolio of tough yet lightweight plastics are driving manufacturers to produce automotive components that are extremely light, reduce engine friction, and can operate in extreme environments – particularly at very high temperatures. All of these characteristics lead to reducing emissions, as well as system costs.
Our innovative high-performance plastics are used in a wide variety of automotive applications covering everything from braking systems, the body and chassis, drivetrains, electronics, engines, interiors, exteriors and steering and suspension systems.