In clothing we’ve used our knowledge of performance materials to develop a range of Sports & Lifestyle products featuring Dyneema®. Meanwhile our Arnitel® thermoplastic is leading a new generation of non-microporous sporting clothes that let sweat and moisture out, while stopping moisture (and germs) getting in. And it’s not just about the outside. Our PeptoPro® nutritional supplement helps athletes perform longer and at a higher level by transporting sugars into muscle tissue thus preserving energy, whilst actually building muscle protein after heavy exercise.
Sports, Leisure & Consumer Goods
Taking the lead
Those who play and enjoy sport - from Olympians to rank amateurs - want better, lighter, higher-performing equipment; while in our everyday lives we’re increasingly looking for goods that perform well, look good, last longer, and use as little energy as possible, both in their production and use.
DSM has a proud tradition of sports sponsorship. Many products and technologies developed in our previous partnership with the Dutch Olympic Committee (NOC*NSF) have since been fully commercialized and feature in our portfolio.
Our current sports partnerships focus on utilizing the transformative power of DSM’s innovation philosophy to continue ‘pushing the envelope’ in sports.
If you’re a golfer, our plastics help make the clubs and the balls – as well as sports shoes.
For the fisherman, lines made with our Dyneema fiber are just half the width of traditional ones, providing the ideal combination of exceptional strength, light weight, sensitivity, suppleness, and reliability. Staying with boating, Dyneema is also being used to make stronger, more durable sails and sailing ropes thanks to the material’s ability to withstand salt, UV – and of course water.
In everyday life DSM can be found virtually everywhere. In the home our powder-coated resins provide protection and aesthetics in furniture, household appliances and kitchen equipment. Moving outside, for petrol-driven garden and power tools our plastics are cutting emissions thanks to petrol tanks made out of Akulon® Fuel Lock, which enables our customers to design thinner-walled fuel tanks that reduce weight and material, helping to reduce system costs and fuel consumption.