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DSM inaugurates new resins plant in Germany

Heerlen, NL, 21 Jan 2010 08:15 CET

Royal DSM N.V., the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company headquartered in the Netherlands announces that today a new plant for the production of wet polyesters and other specialty resins in Meppen (Germany) has been opened. Total investment costs amounted to EUR 15 million.

The new plant was built at the existing site of DSM NeoResins+ in Meppen. The plant allows for further expansions in the future. With the new plant DSM NeoResins+ reinforces its strong position in the fast growing and important markets such as metal packaging (can), pre-painted metal (coil), specialty decorative markets, specialty adhesives, graphic arts and industrial wood.

Nico Gerardu, member of DSM’s Managing Board and responsible for the Performance Materials cluster, gave the following comment: “DSM NeoResins+ is the global leader in specialty resins and this new plant enables us to expand our offering of polyester-based resins. This expansion underlines our commitment to grow this business further, by focusing on innovative products which support sustainability while enhancing performance.”

The opening of the new plant is the latest in a series of investments in additional production capacity by DSM on the Meppen site. Over the last twenty years DSM has invested EUR 60 million in the site, transforming it into a multipurpose specialty resin site. In Meppen DSM produces a wide variety of resins, including waterborne and solvent borne polyesters, urethanes, acrylics, alkyds and epoxy esters.

DSM NeoResins+

DSM NeoResins+ is a leading, committed, global supplier of innovative specialty resins, specialized in the development and manufacturing of resins that are focused on fulfilling the needs of the coatings and graphic arts industries. DSM NeoResins+ has 1,250 employees and operates seven manufacturing sites across the world. DSM NeoResins+ is committed to a strong focus on customer needs and has five application and research & technology centers, which are further supported by three customer service centers. DSM NeoResins+ is headquartered in Waalwijk (Netherlands).