Engineering Materials

DSM in Engineering Materials

In close partnership with our customers, we develop innovative high performance material solutions for a smarter world.


Solutions for a smarter world

Material engineering faces evolving market dynamics. Connectivity, mobility and advanced technologies inspire people to live safer, healthier and more convenient lifestyles. While this transformation is exciting, companies face challenges in staying current with materials innovations for their continuously changing design challenges. Partnering with a materials expert will help to realize first-time-right designs.

DSM offers application expertise, design support, materials innovation and a broad materials portfolio with global support and security of supply. As a global top-3 supplier in polyamides, high temperature PAs and elastomers, DSM is a partner of leading multinationals. Nine out of ten cars and nearly every electronics device contains a DSM material.

In-depth industry expertise

As a global supplier of high-performance plastics, DSM has built global leadership positions in a wide variety of industries by designing and developing better, smarter, stronger, safer, smaller, lighter, longer-lasting or more sustainable solutions. Our dedicated teams of industry-experts, scientists and engineers work closely together with our customers to find ways to realize the impossible, 24/7 and across the globe.

  • DSM in Automotive

    Our innovative materials are developed to meet a wide variety of technological challenges in mobility, making (electric) vehicles safer, lighter and more sustainable. Browse these pages to learn more about how our industry experts, scientists and engineers work hand in hand with our customers to develop next generation solutions.

  • Building & construction

    Building and construction are often resource-heavy activities. Today, engineering plastics can replace conventional materials in a wide variety of applications – improving performance while reducing environmental impact.

  • Consumer goods

    Our portfolio of engineering plastics are developed with the knowledge that technology and innovation go hand-in-hand. They’re used across a broad range of consumer goods, including white goods, food packaging, and sporting equipment.

  • Electrical

    DSM provides performance materials for a range of electrical applications including switchgears connectors and lighting and deliver on trends like thinnovation

  • Electronics

    Our innovative materials are developed to meet a wide variety of technological challenges in electronics, making devices safer, thinner, stronger and more sustainable. Browse these pages to learn more about how our industry experts, scientists and engineers work hand in hand with our customers to develop next generation solutions.

  • Renewable energy

    DSMs high-quality portfolio includes materials for a broad range of applications – both to meet the demands of existing energy companies, as well as enabling a future built on more sustainable energy.

  • Medical

    A leading global supplier of high-performance plastics for the medical industry.

  • Industrial equipment

    Industrial equipment is driven by multitudes of mechanical parts. As we continue to develop new and better engineering plastics, we are helping our customers develop mechanical parts that are higher quality, safer, more sustainable, and more cost-efficient.

  • Transportation

    Engineering plastics have the power to transform the transportation industry by making it smarter, safer, lighter, and greener. Know more about our solutions.

Explore our product portfolio

  • PA6 & PA66 - Akulon®

    PA6 & PA66 - Akulon®

    Akulon polyamide 6 & 66 resins represent the best value in all-purpose engineering materials, offering an excellent balance of design and processing with outstanding mechanical properties in diverse operating environments.

  • PA46 - Stanyl®

    PA46 - Stanyl®

    Stanyl is a high-performance aliphatic polyamide with a melting temperature of 295°C that due to its high crystallinity and fast crystallization speeds entails three key strengths.

  • PA4T PPA - ForTii®

    PA4T PPA - ForTii®

    ForTii has a unique PPA's technology with high amide density. The ForTii platform includes polymers that are the highest crystalline, highest melting point and highest glass transition temperature amongst all PPA.

  • PET & PBT - Arnite®

    PET & PBT - Arnite®

    Our Arnite portfolio includes high performance engineering polyester plastics (PBT, PET, and blends) that combine high strength and rigidity with excellent processing characteristics.

  • TPC - Arnitel®

    TPC - Arnitel®

    Arnitel is a high-performance ThermoPlastic Copolyester (TPC) that offers you a unique combination of flexibility, high temperature resistance and strength - plus excellent processing characteristics.

  • PPS - Xytron™

    PPS - Xytron™

    Xytron is a high performance plastics compound based on linear polyphenylene sulfide. Xytron offers extreme chemical resistance, dimensional stability, and is intrinsically flame retardant.

  • PA410 - EcoPaXX®

    PA410 - EcoPaXX®

    EcoPaXX is a high-performance aliphatic, biobased polyamide that uniquely balances the benefits of typical short and long chain polyamides, such as low moisture uptake and high mechanical performance.

  • PA6 & PA66 - Novamid®

    PA6 & PA66 - Novamid®

    Specialty Polyamides based on PA6, PA66, PA6/66 with grades that offer performances that go beyond the standard range. A wide variety of grade customizations are available to meet specific demands.

Featured blog posts

  • DSM highlights from K 2022

    K 2022, the World’s No. 1 Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber, held October 19-26 in Düsseldorf, Germany, has drawn to a close. It was an impressive event with more than 175,000 attendees and more than 3,000 exhibitors, including DSM Engineering Materials. At our booth, we featured innovative materials solutions and announced the launch of an industry-leading suite of digital tools and online services, along with two successful partnerships.

  • Overcoming barriers to EV adoption with high-performance electrolyte additives

    Electric vehicle (EV)production is accelerating quickly, yet the high cost of Lithium-ion batteries has been a long-standing barrier to battery-powered EV adoption. To ensure EVs have longer driving ranges, battery packs need to support higher energy density. High nickel ternary alloys and manganese-based, lithium-rich metal oxides is a promising method for increasing the energy density and capacity of batteries. Yet, there are drawbacks to using these compounds, which elevate the risk of thermal runaway.

  • Optimizing antenna radiator units for 5G towers

    Beyond providing superior mobile experiences, 5G enables a vast range of next-generation technologies. To support growing demand for 5G services, next-gen 5G base stations require a massive multiple input multiple output (MIMO) antenna array for the active antenna unit (AAU) design. Manufacturers need to reduce the weight and size of antenna radiator units to ensure towers remain stable.

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Customer cases

Improving Ram truck hot charge air duct performance

The improved hot charge air ducts in the 2020 Ram 1500 3.0L EcoDiesel delivers higher peak temperature capability, superior strength, thermal cycling performance, and strength-retention after heat aging compared to PA66-based alternatives.

Commited to Apple’s 100% Clean Energy Production program

DSM Engineering Materials is proud to participate in Apple's Clean Energy Program. We commit to power all of our Apple production with 100 percent clean energy.

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