It takes more than a good material. At DSM, we recognize that customers want a solution, not just a product in search of an application. The need for new options has never been greater, and that need is not likely to disappear. Our responsibility is to translate our decades of know-how into data-based solutions.
Our portfolio of materials ranges from base polymers to thermoplastics to high-value, high-performance polyamides. Bio-based materials are becoming increasingly interesting to car companies, and that is likely to continue as the industry embraces transportation as a service and what that will mean for vehicle design and performance requirements.
This doesn’t come without unique challenges. One example is the global shortage of nylon 66, a popular engineering plastic for automotive and electronics applications. While our partners work to address the issue by increasing capacity, we’re working with customers to offer alternatives such as our Akulon PA6, Stanyl PA46 or ForTii PPA materials.