The story of Stanyl starts more than 40 years ago, when there was concern of a possible cotton shortage and that soon only food production would be a priority cornering the cotton industry. Thus, there was a need to replace cotton with a new synthetic fiber.
This was the driver for the Nylon 4 research project at DSM. Although the project wasn’t considered successful, it laid the groundwork for large scale production of the PA 46 raw material diaminobutane.
According to Ruud Rulkens, research scientist for DSM, serendipity often inspires innovation, especially in the case of Stanyl. Scientists were open minded to the results gained from the Nylon 4 research project. They did not view the project as a failure, but as an experiment in which they gained valuable information that would be the groundwork for the invention of Stanyl.
To learn about the innovative product development of Stanyl, watch the below Tech Talk presented by Rulkens.