Our businesses & organization

Health, Nutrition & Materials

Our businesses

Every day the people in our business groups are developing and delivering new scientific solutions that benefit people across the planet and the planet itself.


DSM’s business groups are clustered in coherent product and market combinations: Animal Nutrition & HealthHuman NutritionCare & HealthFood & Beverage, and Materials.

Animal Nutrition & Health

Meeting the rising demand for healthy animal protein around the world is no easy task. At DSM we’re a pioneer in feed additives, and remain a leader in vitamins, carotenoids, eubiotics, and feed enzymes for the global feed industry. Our goal: to create science-based nutritional solutions that contribute to high-quality food, while looking after the welfare of the animals that produce it (and the planet we share with them).

Human Nutrition

We keep the world’s growing population healthy across markets including food & beverages, dietary supplements, early-life nutrition and medical nutrition. Additionally, our nutrition improvement solutions contribute to the fight against global malnutrition and our partnership with the WFP. The Human Nutrition cluster is part of the Human Nutrition and Care business group.

Care & Health

Looking, feeling and smelling good is important for people everywhere, but health & beauty isn’t purely about the aesthetics. At DSM we serve the personal care, home care and fine fragrance markets with aroma ingredients, vitamins and natural bio-actives, as well as UV filters, peptides and polymers. In the process we’re tackling some major societal challenges that range from supporting an aging population to safeguarding people against threats like air pollution and skin cancer. The Care & Health cluster is part of the Human Nutrition and Care business group.

Food & Beverage

We believe that better processed food should be affordable and accessible to more people, both now and tomorrow. Our ingredients and solutions make that happen by helping our customers produce tastier, healthier, and safer products - from dairy products like yogurt and cheese; to savory ingredients for meat and soups; to baking and beverages like beer and fruit juice. 


We focus on a high-quality portfolio of high-performance specialty engineering materials for use in the electronics, automotive and consumer goods markets. Besides serving these three main sectors, we offer sustainable engineering materials to specialized industries including water management, renewable energy, multilayer flexible food packaging and health/medical applications. Through our advanced and sustainable solutions, we are meeting the growing demand for safer materials that offer greater efficiency and improved environmental performance.

  • 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).

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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.